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Address: Reserve Street, at west end of Missoula Airport, Missoula, MT
Phone Number: 406-329-4900
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We had the opportunity to visit the Smokejumpers center in Missoula this past July. It is a free exhibit and there are tours offered on the hour. The tour takes you to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Atlanta
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

We had the opportunity to visit the Smokejumpers center in Missoula this past July. It is a free exhibit and there are tours offered on the hour. The tour takes you to the actual workspace and prep area of the Smokejumpers and you do get to interact with the team. If a call comes in during a tour, the tour... More 

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The fact these young folks jump out of a perfectly good airplane into a raging inferno boggles the mind. TOUGH kids doing a critical job. What could be better...the American way at her best.

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Bakersfield, California
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

The tour was informational and the tour guide did a great job of keeping the attention of my 6 and 7 year old.

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Chappell, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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