Jackson has grown since I worked there in 1993. The square is still the center of town, though Jackson has expanded and grown to the west. At each corner of the square is a huge arch made of antlers. Impressive! And the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar is a must-see. You sit on saddle-stools at the bar. Dinner is available and entertainment and dancing take place six nights a week.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, about 2.5 miles north of Jackson is most impressive. The work of many well-known Western artists like Ansel Adams, George Catlin and Carl Rungius are included- plus many more. My favorite painting was the one of this bear by Carl Rungius, but there were many incredible paintings. Outside, you could follow the sculpture walk by works like this deer.
A drive out Gros Ventre Road took us outside the park in the Bridger-Teton National Forest to Lower Slide Lake, formed by the Gros Ventre landslide (pictured) on June 23, 1925. 50 million cubic tons of earth slid off the mountain at 50 mph forming a huge dam on the Gros Ventre River. The lake is not as large as it was originally because two years later, heavy rains caused part of the dam to collapse, sending a torrent of water downstream and killing six people. Nature has such power.
There is RV parking a couple of blocks from the historic square and room at the Wildlife Museum as well. A big campground out Gros Ventre Road had lots of RVs still camped there. The road out to Slide Lake is windy but certainly passable by RVs. More enjoyable if you can leave the RV and take the tow or toad. Jaimie Hall Bruzenak