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National Elk Refuge

Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
307 733 9212
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Ranked #5 of 33 Attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

enjoyed a great day.Walked around and saw many elk. The views are incredable. It was not the best day weather wise but we still had a terrific day.

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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

It must have been the time of year (or day) we were there, but while the refuge offered very scenic views, we did not see any elk. Either way, good scenery as you drive by.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Should see a massive number of elk arriving within weeks. Saw pictures and do not miss this. At least we got to see elk driving through the parks.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

We always take a drive through the refuge. In the winter there's always a herd or two of mountain sheep and several elk herds. Sometimes they are up close and personal!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful artwork and the view. Wonderful gift shop and kind employees. No dislikes xcept we did not see any elk this trip:(

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Summer is a bad time to visit seeing as the elk are nowhere to be found. In the winter, however, very cool to see that many elk in a small area!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Didn't find anything telling me Elk were only there in Winter months. Beautiful land but don't waste your time in summer.

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Villa Rica, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We drove out onto the refuge and were amazed with the scope of the facility. We were there in the summer so the elk were not present. Would like to be able to see it in the winter when the animals are there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We didn't see any animals but would love to come back in the winter to see all the elk. It is a beautiful protected area that is near town and easily accessible on the way to Teton park entrance from town.

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Newport Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Did not see any animals due to it being summer. We still enjoyed the beautiful scenery but would have loved to haven seen elk or any wildlife.

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