Upon entering downtown Jackson, Wyoming and its many unique shops, one is immediately attracted to the Town Square. Located across from the famed Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, which has been featured in a handful of Hollywood western movies, the Town Square's unique elk antler arches draw attention from droves of visitors. The centerpiece of the heart of town, the Town Square is everything from meeting place to relaxation spot.
Every evening, except Sunday, cowboys put on a free shoot-out for throngs of camera-happy tourists. The scene, which brings traffic to a halt, starts each summer night at 6:15 p.m. and has been a tradition since 1957. With dramatic players and antics, the mountain law system seems in dire need of reform. With exciting reenactments of disputing outlaws and justice officers, the sound of blanks is surprisingly loud and can be frightening for small kids.A Real Live Shootout! My 4 yo son was in heaven at the reenacted cowboy shootout. It takes place off to the side of the square. The crowds get heavy during peak season, but the cowboys and cowgirls do a good job of circulating and involving the crowd. The antler arches are something you have to see. My son even got to take home a bullet casing from the shootout! Located near the town square is the Million Dollar bar, famous for the saddle inspired bar stools that accompany the old west style bar. Be sure to try Merry Piglet’s Mexican Café which, yet affordable, has some of the best Mexican fare in town.