Sunday, July 15, 2012

Downtown Jackson, Wyoming

This is the main thoroughfare of downtown Jackson, Wyoming.
It isn't very large, but it is big on tourist shops, eateries, and traffic.

The sidewalks made of wooden planks give it a rustic look.
On this cold and rainy May, the place only had a handful of visitors, but I bet the benches are packed during the warm summer months.

I didn't notice this until I got home.
Most saloons are for those 21 years of age or older, but a "family saloon" is news to me.

The town has many galleries selling sculptures like this one by Gary Lee Price called "Ever the Twain Shall Meet".

Or, this one by Vic Payne called "Memories".

This statue is in the middle of the town square park also known as the George Washington Memorial Park.
I believe this statue is dedicated to John Colter, one of the early explorers to this area of the west in the early 1800's.
If I am not mistaken, the names inscribed in the plaques below are a memorial to veterans from the area.

This sculpture needs no introduction.
It is stationed outside an antique store and he looks a little overused.

They take their guns seriously here.
This pair are door handles to an art gallery.

No, there aren't real gunfights here anymore, just wild west shows for summer tourists.

Heed the warning about following traffic rules.

- Karen


eileeninmd said...

Jackson is a cool town to visit. Your photos are wonderful and bring back some great memories of my trip there. Happy Sunday!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Fun stuff Jackson is. We will be there in about two weeks when we visit my Dad in Idaho. He wanted to know if we wanted to go to Yellowstone again. I said no, just to Jackson and to the Tetons, maybe Mormon Row. He said that was the best place to take photos. I told him I hope so.

rainfield61 said...

You have been to a wonderful place.

And lucky enough, have not been shot.

Anonymous said...

The Wild West brought to life, great job!

betchai said...

the pair of guns by the door are very interesting, i thought it could be intimidating, but it is actually not.

AVCr8teur said...

Eileeninmd: Thanks, I agree it is an unique place to visit.

Yogi: Have a good time and I look forward to seeing your photos.

rainfield61: I didn't bring a gun.

llandudnopictures: It's the wild west there all the time.

betchai: I have to say it was unusual, but it seems to match the theme of the town.

lina said...

A great town to experience the Wild West... ;)