Dubois, pronounced ‘do-boys’ which took a lot of getting used to, is probably two hours from Jackson and a cool little break from the feet of snow in the mountains in the winter.  It;s a cute little cowboy tourist town that mostly shuts down in the winter.  The one thing that’s open that matters is the cowboy Cafe.  It is delicious.

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No matter how much snow was on the mountain, this is usually what it looked like in Dubois.  Maybe there’s just a permanent tiny amount of snow there.  I wouldn’t make a trip here from Jackson, but depending on where you’re coming from (the Midwest) it could be a good place to start yourself on a trip to the National Parks and a great place to stop and try a Smokey Burger with crispy bacon at the Cowboy Cafe.

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I’m not totally sure what there is to do in Dubois, but I do know that you can sit on a huge jackalope in a gas station.  You can’t miss it.  You’ll know what I mean when you see it.  There are also petroglyphs in the area that you can hike to.  I wish I could have done that, but things just didn’t pan out.

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This would be an awesome area to camp in, too.  The whole area and drive from here to Jackson or Yellowstone is super pretty year round.  Overall, I think Dubois would be a good place to stop and explore for a day on your way somewhere, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to see it unless you like huge skulls, giant jackalopes, or monstrous bears.

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Have you been to Dubois?  What did you think of it?  Do you plan on going?