Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center

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Visit the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center for a unique Grand Teton experience.

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The Preserve Center

The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center offers an opportunity to learn more about Mr. Rockefeller's vision for the Preserve and his legacy of conservation stewardship. The center will orient you to the area and offers a series of unique sensory exhibits that highlight the visual, auditory, and tactile qualities of the Preserve's plants and wildlife. Learn about the innovative design techniques and features that make the center a model for energy and environmental design.

Visitor Services

  • Information and Orientation: The Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center offers trail information, weather, and other general information.
  • Ranger-Led Programs: Join a ranger for a deeper understanding of the Preserve. Daily programs include a hike to Phelps Lake. Please refer to the ranger program page for schedules.
  • Junior Ranger Activities: Children learn the art of journaling while discovering the wonders of the natural world using a Nature Explorer's Backpack. After a brief orientation by a ranger, each child receives their own nature journal and set of activities to take with them as they explore the Preserve trails. Backpacks may be checked out during Preserve Center hours. Recommended for children ages 6 - 12. Backpacks are limited, one per family please.
  • Exhibits: Enjoy the unusual exhibits utilizing visual, tactile, and auditory senses linked through a poem written by Terry Tempest Williams that allows visitors to experience the Preserve Center on many levels. Recordings of Mr. Rockefeller speaking about conservation, high definition nature videos, large-scale photography, and a soundscape room with nature recordings from the Preserve complete the experience.
  • Self-Guided Learning: If you wish to relax, spend time in the resource room with comfortable seating, tables, chairs, and a fireplace to explore a variety of books and maps.

Parking at the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center is limited. Please plan ahead.


Hours and Seasons

Open daily early June through late September.

Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Information

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Hike the Preserve

Hike to Phelps Lake and explore the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve.

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Explore the LSR Preserve

Plan your visit to the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve.

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Moose-Wilson Road Construction

Plan ahead and expect road closures and delays along the Moose-Wilson Road.

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Attend a Ranger Led Program

Learn more about Grand Teton by attending a ranger led program.

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Plan Your Visit

Learn more about Grand Teton and plan your trip here.

Last updated: March 19, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 170
Moose, WY 83012


Talk to a Ranger? To speak to a Grand Teton National Park ranger call 307–739–3399 for visitor information Monday-Friday during business hours.

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