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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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150 reviews 150 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

Driving through the Elk Refuge was one of the highlights of our trip. We got to see hundreds of beautiful buffalo from a relatively short distance! We also were able to spot several Antelope, and even a few elk on the hillside! Coupled with the beautiful scenery, seeing these animals was simply breathtaking!

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Heber City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

There weren't any Elk to see in August when we went, but the drive alone is very serene with beautiful views. There are many places to stop and take photos, eat a picnic, etc. If you go in the Winter that seems to be the time the elk are in that area.

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Paris
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Had only time to visit the museum. People have been so kind to us there. The museum is neat and there is a terrace to watch animals on top of it. Summer season seems unfortunately not to be the best season to spot animals.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Wow is just one word to describe the feeling of being so close to these majestic creatures. To be in the Elk Refuge and see these animals in "their own environment" is so wonderful.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We didnt see Elks but the Visitor Center had a lot of information and great views of the Refuge areas

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Atlanta, GA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This place is amazing in the winter! So many elk, and the sleighs take you very close. In the summer, it is an empty field.

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Salem, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

My family drove a little ways down the elk refuge drive.. at first I thought it was beautiful but that quickly changed when I saw sign after sign indicating "hunting parking"! How can this be a "refuge" if hunting is allowed? Makes me sad.. and thus dampened my enjoyment of the drive.

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Arden, Delaware
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

wide open spaces saving Elk in their natural environment, wildlife everywhere with Grand Teton backdrop

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