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Laurance Rockefeller Preserve

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Address: Moose Wilson Road, Jackson, WY
Phone Number: 3077393300
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This is a local favorite! My daughter has grown up going tot he Rockefeller Preserve - especially loving the "sound room." Since before she could walk, she's loved this... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Springfield
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't say too much about the hiking because we left early due to a rain shower but the water fall and creek/river that runs near the entrance are worth the time. Check out the visitor center also for great pictures and nature sounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a local favorite! My daughter has grown up going tot he Rockefeller Preserve - especially loving the "sound room." Since before she could walk, she's loved this destination. Be sure to spend time in the visitor's center. The sound room is peaceful and relaxing, preparing your for the hike ahead. This hike provides so many photo opportunities! Flowers,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is where the elk gather during the winter. It's a beautiful plain and on the way to Grand Teton.

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Thank Howard B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The walk around the lake is a good hike, not too hard for the average person (moderately strenuous, I'd say - not too steep or too long), and the views are nice.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Laurance Rockefeller was one of our favorite hikes in Grand Teton National Park. My wife and I and our two sons, ages 4 and 1, enjoyed a few hours both at the visitors center here and doing the hike up to the lake. Go early in the day (before 9:30am) to avoid the crowds as there is limited parking.... More 

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Rock Hall, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I visited the Preserve on a recent vacation to Grand Teton National Park and took the morning ranger-led hike to Phelps lake on which Jared challenged us with thoughtful questions that enhanced our experience and got us talking with other participants. We were so impressed with the Preserve we took our children and grandchildren back when they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are staying in Teton Village, take the time to visit this preserve. Fantastic visitor center with informative ranger lead hikes. Short 1.5 mile hike to Phelps lake that is easy enough for young children and older grandparents to handle.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot to start a hike to Phelps lake but often it is difficult to get a parking spot. Bring Bear spray and know how to use it. In hot weather it is nice to take a dip in the lake.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go early or at least before 10:30am. They limit the number on parking. It's worth the wait in line if you have to wait. The hike is beautiful and you end up by a lake. They also have restrooms & benches by the lake too. When we were there, July 2016, we came within 10 feet of a deer.

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Moline, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Totally worth the trip down the path - to explore this area. I am glad we took the time, we had to wait about 15 minutes for a parking space - but was glad we did. Truly a gorgeous walk and hike - easy route for some. The lake was incredible - please do not skip this. :)

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