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“Disappointed in every way”

Bar-T-5 Covered Wagon Cookout
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The Bar T 5 is not the place you want to take your family for an outing. The employees are incredibly rude, unprofessional, disorganized and exceptionally unfriendly. Everything went wrong that could have. One of my children's mouth started watering because of the smell. I recommend you save your money and find another Covered Wagon Cookout in the area or take in something else. You won't only save your money, but an incredible amount of time as well.

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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The evening starts off with a rapid-fire story about the history of the ranch and then you are packed into a covered wagon for a slow, bumpy ride up into the mountains. You have to sit almost on top of your neighbor because the guides really fill up the wagons. Our guide was silent for the whole ride and we would have appreciated a little story or information to pass the time. When we arrived to the dining area, we went through a line to receive our dinner and then we watched a skit by the costumed entertainers. A wedding party was in attendance and the main entertainer kept referring to the bride and groom and made the evening all about them. There were at least fifty of us who were not connected with the wedding and I felt like one or two mentions of them would have been fine, but he went overboard. The food was hot and good and the songs at the end of the evening were nice, but overall, it was not an event I would recommend.

2  Thank J K
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

The kids loved it. Food was just okay, the cowboy entertainment was corny but funny. The band is live and they really are talented. With a young family, it's a must do.

1  Thank Dylaur
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

We had a party of 14 that included 5 kids ages 11 and under. The facilities were very nice. Parking was organized. We sat for a story about pioneers of long ago and how the Bar T 5 was started. Then we loaded the covered wagons for a 15-20 minute ride to "camp". Some of the scenery was a residential neighborhood but then we entered the Bridger-Teton National Forest and the scenery changed. Our driver told us all about the horses which are large breeds intended for wagon pulling. We did encounter some "Indians" along our route and the kids thought that was fun. We lined up in the chow line and were served our Dutch oven dinner which was actually quite good but not alot of variety. They served iceberge lettuce salad, roast beef, barbeque chicken, roll, small corn on the cob, baked beans, and a brownie. They insisted you get could all you could eat until it was gone. Next there was a skit with a character named "Buckskin" who was a little too silly at times. This skit did drag on a bit and get a little awkward with Buckskin trying to find a wife among the crowd. After that there was live music which was nice. They had a song where they got all of the kids on stage. The musicians were very talented. They did not allow you to wonder around the camp though. And there was only an outhouse bathroom at the camp. Overall, I think everyone in our group enjoyed the event. You are paying for the whole experience (not just the food) and it was very fun watching it through our kids' eyes. I would recommend it to anyone looking for that sort of entertainment for their Western vacation.

Thank Mara J
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

When you arrive at the Bar T 5 they will advise you to use the restrooms at the bottom because the ones at the site are outhouses - listen to that advice. They will then advise you to grab a seat to listen to the story of how the Bar T5 was started, you will notice the initial story is based around a man who migrated from Utah during the early Mormon days. Then we boarded our wagon, our driver was a lovely young girl who informed us that after work that day the LDS Church was having line dancing that evening. The ride up was enjoyable, the scenery nice, the Indians jumping out a little corny but that was to be expected on this type of activity. Once settled in at the top your table is called to get in line for food. The food is served by 'volunteers' that ranged from about 10 years old and up. The food was mediocre at best. The entertainment for the evening was a mixture of hookie to songs to those with a very religious undertone. The closing song that was a very spiritual Mormon Pioneer song. My barely 13 year old loved it, we felt we paid a lot of money for a poor meal and a glimpse inside a Mormon church.

There are other chuck wagon experiences in Jackson Hole without the religious undertones.

4  Thank gr8santini74
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