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This beautiful town dates from the early fur-trading days. Recent discoveries of nesting dinosaurs in the area push the time horizon back into the realm of paleontology. The Old Trail Museum offers glimpses of the past, both recent and distant.

Located on the Teton River, this is the home of A.B. Guthrie, Jr. (author of The Big Sky). The impressive sandstone courthouse anchors the tree-shaded main street, whose usual placid pace gives way each Independence Day to the biggest and best celebration in the area, with rodeo, parade and general merriment.

Just up the Teton Canyon Road, one enters the Lewis & Clark National Forest, with abundant recreational opportunities, including the Teton Pass Ski Run. Venturing further, the end of the road is only the beginning of the vast Bob Marshall Wilderness Area, whose primitive beauty stretches across the Continental Divide.

Closer to town, numerous small foothills lakes within minutes of town offer fishing, waterskiing and swimming. The city park, with Spring Creek flowing quietly through, is an ideal spot for relaxation. Up on the hill overlooking the town, with a perfect view of the Rockies Front Range towering behind it, is the well-kept golf course.