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National Elk Refuge

Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
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Ranked #5 of 28 Attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
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Grand Junction, Colorado
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59 reviews 59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

The staff was pleasant and knowledgeable. The ride through the refuge was pleasant and we saw lots of elk. There were about 6,000 elk when we visited in late January, with many more on their was down from the nearby mountains. We also drove on the refuge road and saw antelope and lots big horn sheep. Buffalo and moose were... More 

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Ringoe
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20 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Do the carriage ride to get up close to the elk - if you are okay with touristy experience. For a more natural experience (but less up close) seek out the back entrance from Broadway Ave. Look up in the hills and in the flats. Drive to the rise called Miller Butte (approx halfway through). The pronghorn and also bighorn... More 

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Macomb Township, Michigan, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

I have traveled past the Elk Refuge in both Spring and Summer and never saw more than a bird. Wow! In Winter it is loaded with Elk.

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Quitman, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Sleigh ride into the Refuge was great. Meredith, our driver, was extremely informative and personable.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

we went for a public sleigh ride and learnt a lot about the local wildlife. Make sure you dress warmly as being outside on the sleigh can get a bit chilly even with the blankets provided. The shop is good too and cheaper than those in town.

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CA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We took the sleigh ride to see the 6000+ elks on the refuge. It is unbelievable! Never see so many elks at one place, so close too. The guide told us all about antlers and lot of other history, very interesting. It was VERY cold! Even though they give you a blanket for legs, we were still cold. Come bundle... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Thousands of elk and bighorn sheep are easily seen from the surface road that runs through the refuge. Great photo ops. This is worth taking the 10 minute drive if you are in the Jackson Hole area.

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Orlando, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

wish there had been more snow for a more exciting sleigh ride but we learned so much and the animals are so beautiful. bundle up!!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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71 reviews 71 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Compare to the pricy private tour to see the animals in winter, this one can actually get into the refuge and see lots of elks in a very close distance. Best of all, it only cost a fraction of the private tour.

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Wisconsin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Amazing to see that many all together right by the road heading out of town towards airport. Plenty of room to pull over and take some photo's.

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