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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles...
This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
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We took our second trip through the Elk refuge in the last 5 years and it was just as good as the first. You buy tickets at the visitor center then they bus you to the wagons to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

We took our second trip through the Elk refuge in the last 5 years and it was just as good as the first. You buy tickets at the visitor center then they bus you to the wagons to start your tour. Our guide Seth was magnificent as he guided our Belgian Horse team out through the refuge to the Elk... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a unique experience. Although there was not enough snow for a "sleigh" ride, we were still able to visit on the horse drawn carriages. Guides are enthusiastic and informative. Although, no matter how many questions I asked, I still don't understand why it is called a REFUGE if they allow hunting? I understand the logic, but I feel... More 

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Pinetta, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great tour of the elk refuge. Learned a lot about the elk and other animals. Would recommend this activity for all visiting the area.

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Pearland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

The elk reserve was wonderful. My grandchildren were amazed. We were able to see males, females, and babies. We were also able to see man males sparring up close. The wagon gets you right in the middle of things. This was one of our favorite activities.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We were a group of 6 adults and an 18 month old child. Because of lack of snow in Jackson our tour was on wheels not sleigh. One hour long ride right into herds of elk. Driver was so great with loads and loads of information, answered every question. Learn the history of elk migration, elk interaction. The elk move... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Great experience to see 8500 elk on the reservation. The wagon trip out to see the elk in close range was not only informative but a great opportunity to get up close and photograph the elk.

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Dickinson, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Self-guided tour through refuge allowed for photography of elk, bighorn sheep and different types of birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Thousands of elk migrate to this refuge for the winter in Jackson Hole. A sleigh ride here is a definite yes....not only do you see herds of elk, the drivers are so knowledgeable and give great history of the refuge and facts about the elk. You will probably also view bison and birds. Go to the refuge visitor center and... More 

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Fairview, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Wonderful & informative experience. Guide was very knowledgeable. Beautiful scenery. Able to get a lot of great pictures. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

This was amazing! Drive to the end of Broadway and take a drive or a hike down the refuge road. You will see Elk, Bighorn sheep, and bison...also beautiful views of the Tetons. (Free) If you want to get closer take a wagon/sleigh ride out onto the refuge. Wonderful tour guides. ($20 a person) tickets purchased at visitor's center in... More 

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