Heading over Teton Pass as you leave the hustle and bustle of Jackson, Wyoming attractions, the City of Victor is a traveler’s introduction to the quiet serenity and beautifully scenic and historic Teton Valley, Idaho area.
Nestled in amongst the forest and mountain ranges and boasting a population of over 1,800 residents and growing, people are finding that once they visit this charming community, they keep finding reasons to come back and eventually put down roots for themselves and their families.
Established as a township in the late 1800’s, Victor is named for Claud Victor, a postman who devotedly walked the route between Jackson Hole and the south end of Teton Valley.
Victor’s history would not be complete without mentioning the ties to the Oregon Short Line Railroad and Union Pacific and its service that linked the city with the rest of the county and state. Rail kept Victor fortified with supplies and provided the opportunity for visits from loved ones; Victor’s stockyards shipped cattle to other areas. Though no longer served by rail, a future commercial development is planned that will incorporate small shops with a community park that will pay homage to the rail history that will be near the historic train depot that still stands today.
This is truly a sports enthusiast’s paradise. Bordered by Teton Springs on the south end and Teton Reserve on the north, a golfer has options to play on two of the finest courses in the Valley. There are hiking and biking trails available for anyone to take a deep breath and look around and see the beauty that Teton Valley surrounds you with. 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.
Victor has five city parks, one on Main Street that is the city’s heartbeat for the 4th of July craft fair and other festivities; Pioneer Park which is the city’s softball headquarters and three local subdivision tot lots. Pioneer Park includes a covered ice skating rink and is used for indoor ice hockey.
You can experience food to satisfy all kinds of palates while in Victor. From burgers, steaks, pizza to Mexican and Italian cuisines, we have it here for you. We have a movie theater for you to enjoy family-friendly entertainment. Or for a real taste treat, stop at our local Emporium and try one of the fabulous huckleberry shakes that it’s famous for. You can stay at one of our area motels, bed and breakfasts as well as a campground within the city’s boundaries that can take care of those who come with RV’s, tents or those looking for a bed upon which to lay their heads.
Please come see us and experience our friendly, home town atmosphere. We know that for once you have visited and the magic of this area envelops you, you will want to call it your home, whether it’s for a limited stay or a lifetime.