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Address: Reserve Street, at west end of Missoula Airport, Missoula, MT
Phone Number: 406-329-4900
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Interesting and educational stop

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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121 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

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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211 reviews
88 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

. 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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Missoula, Montana
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41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Looks like it was put together in the 50's but really interesting and doesn't take long for the 2 rooms. PLus you ca get a tour...

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New Jersey
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23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Loved seeing how the smokejumpers train and keep in shape and the history. Glad we took the hour out of our day. Right next to airport.

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This visitor center is right next to the airport. If you have time to or from the airport I would greatly recommend it because it is not out of the way. Personally, I would not venture too far unless this is really your interest. That said, it has great exhibits and details. My favorite part was where they depicted a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Even though the Center was closed, the jumpers found the time to show us around. It was very interesting and my daughter loved seeing handsome tour guide who will remain nameless!

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Brooksville, Florida
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Toured the facility after viewing the museum exhibits. Located next tp MSO airport so it is a great way to spend time before a flight. Friendly staff . Small gift shop.

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Cranbrook, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Shows history of firefighting and usefulness of smokejumpers, qualifications, training, equipment. Also an actual old fire lookout cabin, fully equipped.

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Mill Valley, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We really enjoyed an hour at the Smokejumpers Visitor Center. In addition to the Visitor Center exhibits (which include a relocated fire lookout tower), we had a fascinating tour of the Smokejumpers' "ready room", parachute tower and packing room, and the DC-3 that carries the jumpers to fires. Our guide, Mary, was enthusiastic and knowledgeable, and enlisted the services of... 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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