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 Native American Indians encourage visitors to contemplate the past, present and future of this place. Visit this facility 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 including. 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. View a collection of Native American Indian artifacts from the Vernon Collection. A raised relief map of the park provides a birds-eye-view of the valley, canyons, lakes and peaks. Follow 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 take a stroll along the Video Rivers.
- 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.