Part elegant historic hotel, part art gallery, and part lively bar/music space, the Wort Hotel is one of a kind. The stately stone building in the center of downtown has been hosting guests since the family of late 19th-century homesteader Charles Wort opened it in 1941 (with one glitch in the 1980s, when it nearly burned down), and it remains one of Jackson’s iconic buildings. The lobby’s grand staircase leads to one of two cozy fireplaces, and more than 200 paintings, sculptures, furniture, and photos are on display. The rooms are done in “New West” style, with leather chairs and cowboy-themed art, and some have wet bars; the Grand Rooms and suites are enormous (the largest, the Silver Dollar Suite, spans 850 sq. ft.), with sitting areas and posh bathrooms. The hotel’s Silver Dollar Bar is a Jackson institution, named for the 2,032 silver dollars inlaid in the bar.