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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Practice Sustainability in Jackson Hole


5. Oddball Day

Outside the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, left, and inside the Silver Dollar, right.  

Just because Jackson Hole is embracing sustainable ecology doesn’t mean that its Western-frontier past is forgotten. Play cowboy for a day at Baggit, where you’ll find deerskin formal gowns, turquoise-adorned off-the-shoulder tops, and rhinestone-studded jeans. Enter a watermelon-seed-spitting contest or eat a pie on horseback at the Teton County Fair (July 18–26). In the evening, watch little kids try to catch a calf and adults hold on to bulls at the Jackson Hole Rodeo (Wed, Sat at 8 p.m. Memorial Day–Labor Day). Get a late steak dinner at the Million Dollar Cowboy Steak House and finish at the upstairs bar—the largest outlet for single-barrel whiskey in the Northwest. Drink enough and you might even get up the nerve to try two-stepping. If not, repair to the Stagecoach Bar (5755 W Hwy 22, 307-733-4407), where old-timers will show you how it’s done every Sunday night.

Published on Jun 18, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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