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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

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Address: 5705 Grant Creek Road, Missoula, MT 59808
Phone Number: 1-800-225-5355
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There are some ok hiking trails commected to the interpretive center, but I'd drive a little further afield for some really good (and less crowded) trails in the summer. In the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
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Wandering Nomad
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

There are some ok hiking trails commected to the interpretive center, but I'd drive a little further afield for some really good (and less crowded) trails in the summer. In the winter, there are no crowds, and the flatter, wider trails here make for easier hiking in wintery conditions. Give yourself 20 minutes to a half hour to poke around... More 

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Missoula
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I always take visitors here. The museum is free, has wonderful mounts and exhibits to view and comfortable surroundings to relax and take it all in. They also have a nice gift shop for elk related merchandise.

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Troy, Montana
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

This place was very educational as I did not know that much about the animals of our region. They have beautiful mounts of many varieties of elk and other animals. The staff was friendly and very educational when it came to the animals.

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Flowood, Mississippi
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Rocky Mountain Eik Foundation is working for conservation of game and land. I highly recommend for every hunter to join.

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Missoula
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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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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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47 reviews 47 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 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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26 helpful votes 26 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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