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Address: Reserve Street, at west end of Missoula Airport, Missoula, MT
Phone Number: 406-329-4900
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Great visit to the Smokejumpers Center

I worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 4 summers while going to college. A good portion of that time I was a member of a fire fighting crew and we traveled throughout the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Chappell, Nebraska
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Chappell, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I worked for the U.S. Forest Service for 4 summers while going to college. A good portion of that time I was a member of a fire fighting crew and we traveled throughout the western states fighting forest fires. It was by far my favorite job with the Forest Service, so when I saw that Missoula had a Smokejumper Center,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

A lot more than I expected to see. Very interesting place a brave bunch of people who do the job. Cheers ps eve was awesome

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Doe a great job explaining what a smokejumper does and how they do it. Great static displays and a patch display from fire departments from around the world. Great videos and gift shop. Well worth the time to stop here.

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Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Would you want to parachute into a burning forest? Didn't think so. Come learn about the people who do! An interesting place to learn about a profession that lots of people don't know exists.

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Rockford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I actually toured this facility a few years ago. The Center is a popular site to visit. Smokejumpers usually conduct the tour so you get to hear from the experts who also give their personal insights. You get a better understanding and appreciation of what the smokejumpers have to know, what they have to carry, and what... More 

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Buckley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

All manner of educational resources plus books, DVD's available to purchase. We did not have time to actually go on the tour but did stop by the oldest Ranger Station some 27 miles from Missoula where some training occurs...Good to visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This place was fascinating - it was so great to be able to tour the facility and even get to see the plane with one of the smokejumpers that offered to take us out there and answer our questions. So much admiration for the work these men and women do and it was such an important learning experience for our... More 

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Since we are from the East Coast, we really didn't know much about Smokejumpers. The 45 minute tour remedied our ignorance on this subject. We got to see the ready room, the parachute rigging room and the plane that takes the smokejumpers to the site of the fire. This base aerial fire depot is next to the Missoula airport and... More 

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

. We went on a tour led by a wife of a smokejumper. I had little idea of the training, resources, dedication and commitment the smokejumpers make to their job and to themselves. We learned about the training, the equipment, and the risks involved. It was not just educational, but informative. This would be a great activity tour for the... More 

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Voorburg, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Visitor center was small, but good information. The tour was really nice, we were only 5 attendants, so it was really interactive. If you are around, take a tour (30-45) minutes and allow the same time to read the info on the visitor center. I found it really nice that we actually went into the base and saw where the... More 

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Address: Reserve Street, at west end of Missoula Airport, Missoula, MT
Phone Number: 406-329-4900
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Missoula

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