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Visitor Center to close for four days in April

04_07_14_GTAStore_Article.jpgThe Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center will be closed to the public from Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 21 as the final phase of a small construction project on the north end of the building wraps up.

April 7, 2014 (NER 14-12)

The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center will be closed to the public from Friday, April 18 through Monday, April 21 as the final phase of a small construction project on the north end of the building wraps up. The interagency visitor center is located at 532 N. Cache Street in Jackson.  

The current construction work on the building began in early March. An additional 300 square feet is being added to the lower floor of the building, squaring off an area that was previously “T” shaped. The expansion will greatly facilitate the flow of visitors in the popular building, which is open year–round. The construction work is being done by Brookhurst Construction & Development of Jackson.  

The new space will become part of the retail area operated by the Grand Teton Association, the Refuge’s nonprofit cooperating association. The Refuge’s partnership with the Grand Teton Association is unique because not only does the Association work to increase public understanding and enjoyment of the National Elk Refuge, but it provides funding critical to Refuge projects. True to their nonprofit status, the Association returns sales proceeds to the federal agency to fund interpretive, educational, and research projects. Major projects funded in the past include the restoration of the historic Miller House in 2005, programs and costs related to the Refuge’s centennial in 2012, and, most notably, the purchase and subsequent 2011 donation of the Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center to the National Elk Refuge. Many of the Refuge’s educational programs and seasonal staff are the direct result of the outstanding partnership with the Grand Teton Association. 

During the time the visitor center is closed, visitor services will be available at alternate locations. Weekend hours may be limited or unavailable. Locations and contact numbers include: 

  • Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce – 112 Center Street, Jackson – (307) 733-3316  
  • Bridger-Teton National Forest – Supervisor’s Office – 340 N. Cache Street, Jackson – (307) 739-5500 
  • Grand Teton National Park – Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, Moose – (307) 739-3399 
  • Yellowstone National Park – (307) 344-7381 
  • Grand Teton Association sales outlets – (307) 739-3606 for a listing of locations 
  • Wyoming Game & Fish Department Jackson Regional Office – 420 N. Cache Street, Jackson (307) 733-2321 
  • National Elk Refuge Administrative Offices – 675 E. Broadway Street, Jackson – (307) 733-9212 

 

 

Last Updated: Apr 06, 2014
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