The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center
The grand expanse of the Teton Range rises above the visitor center. Inside, interwoven themes of place, people, preservation, mountaineering and Indigenous tribes encourage visitors to contemplate the past, present and future of this majestic place. Visit the visitor center for trip planning information, backcountry or boating permits. Shop at the Grand Teton Association bookstore, enjoy the variety of exhibits and artwork, attend a ranger program or watch a movie about the park.
- Information and Orientation: The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center offers trail information, weather, and other general information.
- Ranger-Led Programs: Rangers lead a variety of programs throughout the day. Please refer to the ranger-led program page for current schedules.
- Exhibits: Enjoy modern displays that explore the themes of place, people, preservation and mountaineering. Learn about the importance of migration in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. View a collection of Indigenous artifacts that help uncover pre-colonial life in the area. A raised relief map of the park provides a birds-eye-view of the valley, canyons, lakes and peaks. Follow the mountain peak identifiers inlaid in the floor to view your favorite peak.
- Movie: Watch a 24-minute high-definition movie Grand Teton National Park: Life on the Edge by Discovery Communications, Inc., or the new film, Animal Trails: Rediscovering Grand Teton Migrations by Wyoming Migration Initiative.
- Permits: Visit the permits desk for backpacking information and permits, or to purchase a boat permit.
- Bookstore: Grand Teton Association operates a store in the visitor center.