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National Elk Refuge

Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
307 733 9212
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Ranked #4 of 32 attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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50 reviews 50 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I were in Jackson to ski but we took a day off to rest and decided to do this. It was sooo cool! You go to the visitors center to purchase tickets which are $18pp. From there a bus will take you over to the refugee. Our bus driver was very friendly and informative. Once at the... More

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Toronto
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19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

In addition to going on a sleigh ride, you can drive into the refuge and see the elk from the comfort of your vehicle. Entry is free. The entrance is located on at the end of East Broadway (on the left). The unpaved road is winding with numerous lookout spots. We also saw a number of people walking their dogs... More

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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

It doesn't get any better than that when you can ride a sleigh that goes right through thousands of elk on the refuge. If you have never seen a bull elk up close, then here is your opportunity. What a great experience for all ages.

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Addison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Fun to do this if you never have. They get you up close to the elk in a horse drawn sled. Good time!

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Leaving from the Jackson Hole Visitors Center enjoy a sleigh ride for to view Elk of 8,000 head strong & when on low ground incredibly amazing Bison.

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We did the elk refuge wagon ride on our way to the airport. The whole tour took about an hour. The cost is low and the funds support the elk. We rode in a group of 15 or so in a horse pulled wagon through the elk refuge and fields. Very nice scenery and awesome photos of horses and tons... More

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Zimmerman, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Great photo's of the sheep and elk in the distance. Very enjoyable especially when the sheep were in the road and licking cars (for the salt). It was a sight to see and experience. Worth the trip!!!!

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Bkackfoot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Always love coming to Jackson and seeing the Elk Refuge. Heard if you go on the back side you can see rams. It was extremely exciting to see them so close to your vehicle, you could probably roll window down and pet them, but I would advise since they are wild animals. Great place to take some awesome photos of... More

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Wisconsin
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

When you visit Jackson Hole in the winter, this is a must visit. You take a sleigh ride out to see the elk herd. There are thousands of elk that come and feed during the winter. It is a beautiful ride with a very knowledgable driver. We went the next day too as it had snowed and more elk had... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Last about an hour and is inexpensive. Great opportunity for photographers. Easy transportation from the town to the refuge. Blankets provided to keep warm. Plenty of elk for everyone to see. You may even catch glimpse of a coyote.

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