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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Address: 5705 Grant Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808
Phone Number: 1-800-225-5355
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Ranked #4 of 61 things to do in Missoula
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Missoula
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The foundation endeavors to preserve habitat for the purpose of preserving elk. Some might find it odd that both hunters and conservationists help to sponsor this organization because as elk habitat is saved, myriad other creatures as well as the land itself benefit. The headquarters features taxidermy displays of elk as well as other Montana wildlife, some set is a... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's appropriate that the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation's headquarters are in Missoula. They did a nice job on this facility, well done. It's not very big, but well worth visiting. Best to spend a couple of hours there.

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Helena, Montana, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

What a wonderful experience! The beautiful new headquarters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation fits in perfectly with the environment. Full of thoughtfully constructed education stations, especially a life size diorama with many animals. Taxidermy throughout the displays is excellent. As a non-hunter (but not opposed to hunting), this visitor learned a lot and gained a new appreciation for the... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

very nice displays and very friendly staff. lots of interactive feature for all ages. My kids and I had a great time learning about elk and habitats .

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Portland, Maine
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

They have great exhibits, and the facilities are quite nice. Many examples of animals, and a lot of history. Also, exhibits of some amazing firearms.

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Pullman, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We were passing through Missoula during our trip and decided to visit this place; great decision! The museum was great! Lot's of stuffed wild animals (bear, eagle, deer, swan, ...) and nice displays; I mean, I've never touched a skunk or seen a bear footprint before! It was lot's of fun for us and little toddler and would definitely recommend... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Lots of stuffed wildlife.Educational displays of various wildlife not just elk.Sad how we kiiled so many animals when we overtook the west. Get your picture taken with a stuffed bear.gives you an idea of how big they are.No fee so give a donation instead.

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New Albany, Indiana
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Whether you are a hunter or just enjoy nature, you will like going to the RMEF museum. Admission was free, but you can make a donation, which was a no-brainer since they do such good work. They have Elk and other animals on display and videos and short features showing their work and Elk in the wild. We thoroughly enjoyed... More 

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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The staff inside is very helpful. There is a movie of how and where they are trying to help and save the elks. Also a wonderful display of animals. Well worth a visit.

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Missoula, Montana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

My first visit to Montana was also my first time seeing an elk, Live! I had no idea about their size and the mass of their antlers. This is one big animal! The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation seeks to keep this majestic animal healthy and alive for all to enjoy as they are an incredible animal. The foundation is open... More 

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