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National Museum of Wildlife Art

Opens in 25 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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From the outside, this museum looks like a natural rock outcropping; inside this building lies some of the world's finest wildlife art.
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
2820 Runguis Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-5771
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is huge and has great exhibits. We lucked out to see an exhibit of Thomas D. Mangelsen photographs. Breathtaking.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Mark R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is dedicated to art outside and features amazing sculpture, as well as wall art that takes your breath away. It is relatively small, making the exhibits more personal. Like the Phillips Gallery USED to be before the Smithsonian ruined it. I'd like to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Deborah C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Even though the museum is out of town, there is always something going on. Their art shows cycle regularly besides the permanent collection. The staff is always courteous and are willing to answer any of my silly questions. They also host the photography at the...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank AaronL178
Reviewed 1 week ago

Driving up the hill overlooking the elk refuge, through the bronzes you know you are in a special place. The architecture blends into the hillside and can easily be missed. Once inside opening into a large atrium with magnificent sculptures and majestic stairway you get...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Goldfisher132
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a little known gem in Jackson. The exterior does not reflect the actual size since is is situated on a sloping hill. Museum featured a large selection of western scenes and wildlife. Everyone in our group of 20 loved the museum and the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PhillyEd07
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a don’t miss if you love wildlife art. It also has a great view of the National Elk Reserve!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ddoc100
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful exhibits brought tears to my eyes! Gorgeous wildlife paintings and photography! The Tom Mangelson Movie was Awesome! I’ll definitely be back!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank mematsenphotography
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spectacular and unforgettable collection of wildlife art in a beautiful building (and great statuary outside), easy parking, friendly staff, nice cafe, beautiful views. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Although museums are not always high on our list...this one we decided to make a stop at. We were glad we did. When we first arrived we thought we might be there for about an hour...but we were the for two hours. The Mangelsen exhibit...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Karen R
Reviewed January 14, 2019

Inside and out, this museum is beautiful. The architecture of the building is in itself a work of art. The art work and photography was phenomenal... really well displayed and ample information about the artists. Didn't get to eat at the restaurant but it looked...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from VeganCaptioner | Reviewed this property |
It was $14 for adults. $12 for seniors. Less for children. No AAA discount, but it was still worth every dollar, in my opinion.
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