JACKSON, Wyo. — The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center will close for the majority of October for improvements and enhancements, according to a statement from the National Elk Refuge today.

A closure will be in place from Oct. 1 to 24, to update signage and partnership branding as well as painting operations, updating exhibits, fixing carpeting and rearranging the layout of the first floor.

When it reopens at the end of the October, the Visitor Center will be open five days per week through the end of November, Tuesday-Saturday due to staffing constraints. 

The Jackson Hole and Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is an inter-agency visitor center that involves several local partners including the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce, Grand Teton Association, the U.S. Forest Service and the National Park Service.

The Refuge received funding from the Great American Outdoors Act for a new facility in 2025. With the construction and design of that new facility, they will be morphing the role of the facility to be a nature center.

“The completely redesigned facility, which will include indoor and outdoor components, will enable the Service to reach a more diverse audience, both within the local community and among the millions of national and international visitors to the Jackson Hole area each year,” said the Refuge.

“It will physically and symbolically serve as the front door of the National Elk Refuge as a  National Wildlife Refuge System destination within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.”

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Caroline Chapman is a Community News Reporter. She enjoys reading non-fiction, skiing, hiking, and playing piano in her downtime. Her favorite aspect about living in Jackson is the genuine admiration that Wyomingites share for the land and the life that it sustains.