Now, this technically isn’t the Midwest, but close enough. Sometimes we just have to give a little shout out to our next door neighbors! If you are planning a family excursion this fall, why not consider Jackson Hole, Wyoming? Nestled in the gorgeous countryside of Wyoming in close proximity to Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, the often-unheard-of town offers an array of natural attractions for those who love the great outdoors.
Granite Hot Springs
Open throughout the summer until the end of October, the Granite Hot Springs Pool is just an hour south of Jackson and above Granite Creek Falls. While there is a nominal fee for soaking or swimming in the warm waters of the hot springs, your family may also enjoy the beautiful natural scenery and picnicking. The springs reopen for the winter season in December, weather permitting.
Jackson Hole Playhouse
Have a love of the theater? If so, the Jackson Hole Playhouse never fails to entertain. With dinner followed by an authentic Western musical and comedic shootout, the theater is a pleasant surprise for travelers from all regions and all walks of life. Kid-friendly, the Saddle Rock Saloon situated in the Playhouse offers a variety of savory entrees and desserts, as well as adult beverages for the more mature guests. No matter your age or entertainment preference, the Jackson Hole Playhouse is one place to make memories that last a lifetime.
Whether you choose the Grand Tetons or Rendezvous Mountain, Jackson Hole boasts some of the most challenging ski routes in the United States. After a fun-filled day of skiing and admiring the breathtaking view, spend the afternoon whitewater rafting, on a wildlife tour, or stargazing under the beautiful Wyoming sky. Located close to many hotels, cabins, shops, and restaurants, Jackson Hole offers a plethora of ways to unwind after a rigorous day.
Whether if you are a seasoned fisherman or an amateur with little to no experience, the area has some of the best fly-fishing spots in the country. Consider taking an all-inclusive half-day guided tour and receive personal instruction from an expert, as well as lunch, snacks, and fishing gear at no additional charge.
Jackson Hole offers an array of activities throughout the year, but the fall brings a more peaceful and quiet vibe to the area. If you are planning a trip, you’ll find a variety of places to stay. A popular Jackson Hold lodging option is Bentwood Inn or a vacation rental homes in the area. No matter where you stay, you are guaranteed to have the vacation of a lifetime!