Established as a township in the late 1800s, Victor is named for George Victor Sherwood, a postman who devotedly walked the route between Jackson Hole and the south end of Teton Valley to bring residents their mail. Victor’s history would not be complete without mentioning the ties to the Oregon Short Line Railroad and Union Pacific that linked the city with the rest of the county and state. Rail kept Victor fortified with supplies, provided the opportunity for visits from loved ones, and shipped cattle from Victor's stockyards to other areas. Although no longer served by rail, the historic train depot still exists today and has been transformed to include a public rest stop and picnic pavilion.
Outdoor Recreation. The nearby Targhee National Forest allows outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy backpacking, fishing, mountain biking, and hunting while providing exquisite vistas for those who just want to take a hike to enjoy wildlife and lush scenery. For winter fans, Victor is close to a number of world-class ski resorts and backcounty terrain, as well as groomed cross-country ski trails, and endless snowmobiling opportunities. Bordered by Teton Springs on the south and Teton Reserve on the north, Victor has options for golfers to play on two of the finest courses in the valley. Streams teaming with four different types of trout are available for the anglers in your family. You are only a stone’s throw away from any physical activity imaginable while in Victor.
City Parks. Victor has five city parks. Main Street City Park serves as the city’s heartbeat for the 4th of July craft fair and other festivities; Sherman Park is a 50-acre park including a kid's playground, picnic pavilion, dog park, horse arena, Kolter ice arena, bike pump track, open space with walking/biking trails, and in the winter a groomed cross-county ski track. There are also three local subdivision tot lots in the Golf Vista, Brookside, and Settlement neighborhoods.
Restaurants. Victor is home to some amazing restaurants providing award-winning cuisine! From burgers, barbecue, and pizza to Mexican and Thai cuisine, we have it here for you. Or for a real taste treat, stop at our local Emporium and try one of the fabulous huckleberry shakes that it’s famous for.
Entertainment. A historic movie theater is located on Main Street where you can enjoy family-friendly entertainment, while nearby shops offer customers unique gifts, home furnishings, antiques, jewelry, clothing, toys, used outdoor gear, and more.
Lodging. Victor is home to several hotels, bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds.
Getting Here. Victor is conveniently located near Jackson Hole, Grand Teton National Park as the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. Victor is close to three airports located in Jackson, Wyoming; Driggs Idaho; and Idaho Falls Idaho. Rental cars are available from all three locations.
Please come see us and experience our friendly, home town atmosphere. We know once you have visited our small town and let the magic of the area envelop you, you may decide you want to call Victor home, whether it’s for a limited stay or a lifetime.
Victor Today. At present the Victor’s population has risen to 2,055 residents and is continuously growing. People are attracted to the area due to its beauty, small town charm, and proximity to a plethora of outdoor activities that individuals and families have easy access to right out their front doors.
Temperatures vary, averaging between 19 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit in winter, low 30s to upper 40s in the spring, upper 60s to mid-80s (with an occasional over 90 degree temperature) in the summer to lower 50s to upper 20s in the fall. A generous amount of the snowfall occurs in the upper elevations, giving Victor an awesome winter wonderland scene.
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Square miles: 3.4 Population per sq. mile: 560.6
- 2010 population: 1,928
- 2000 population: 840
- Total change: 1,088 (129.5%)