Realized in memory of Jim Petersen
The Sculpture Trail, designed by award-winning landscape architect, Walter Hood, underscores the Museum’s commitment to presenting fine art wildlife sculptures within the fabric of Jackson Hole’s incomparable landscape. The Sculpture Trail opened in 2012. The Sculpture Trail was realized in memory of Jim Petersen.
Wildlife sculptures play with light and changing seasons, offering an ever-changing view of art in the wild. The ¾ mile Sculpture Trail begins at Bart Walter’s Wapiti Trail and winds up the sage covered hillside. Complementing breathtaking views, the Trail stretches along the bluff to the north and south, overlooking the National Elk Refuge and becoming an open air amphitheater at the Museum entrance.
The Trail is an ongoing project, and will eventually feature nearly 30 permanent and temporary works of wildlife sculptures. We endorse and support a variety of artistic styles and subjects related to our mission including site-specific, contemporary, non-representational pieces.
The Museum and Sculpture Trail are on the main thoroughfare into Jackson from the north and connect directly to the extensive Community Pathways system; making us accessible via car, bicycle, and foot. The Sculpture Trail is free and open to the public, with a variety of programs and exhibitions during regular Museum hours and select summer evenings. Visit the Museum’s calendar for a schedule of live music, theater, yoga and other programs out on the Trail.