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National Elk Refuge

Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
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$125*
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Grand Teton Small-Group Wildlife Safari by Jeep
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Ranked #5 of 19 Attractions in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Loved it. Great guide you get up super close. Dress warm it was windy! Well worth it. Meet at the visitor center. They bus you out to get on a sleigh. A couple of really young kids were bored.

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

The whole family loved this attraction. We took a bus out to the refuge from the visitors center. The wrangler had a wealth of knowledge about the elk and the refuge and the sleigh went right up to the herd.

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TEXAS
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

This is the best value in jackson hole. The guide was incredibly knowledgeable. I loved the Wyoming cowboys attire they wear. The elk are absolutely beautiful. I enjoyed this so much I would do it again.

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Verona, New Jersey
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Don't hire someone to drive you around. Just get in the car and take yourself. Use your phone or computer to learn about the purpose of the refuge and just go take photos and enjoy the nature. There is no need to pay $125 per person to be driven from roadside stop to roadside stop.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The wagon ride through the elk herd is fascinating and educational. If you haven't seen an elk close up this is an amazing trip. You learn about their biology and the wagons get really close for outstanding photographs. The feeding program has been going on over 100 years and you will learn about the history and controversies. The guides are... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

As it was October, the elk had not started their migration here. However, the expanse is great and the fact that the refuge assures the continuation of the herd - and possibly its growth, one should be thankful it exists.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Having migrated from Yellowstone and surrounding areas, up to 7,000 magnificent elk spend spend the winter at the National Elk Refuge. A must activity for anyone visiting is take a horse-drawn sleigh out onto the refuge where you'll get very close to the elk, and have many photo opportunities of the elk, with the Teton mountain range in the background.... More 

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Mill Hall, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in the Jackson Hole area in the winter, do not miss this experience. The guides are wonderful. Make sure you do not forget your camera. You will be feet away from trophy bull elk.

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Orem, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a great place to get out and see wildlife. The weather wasn't great when we went out and we were in a car, so we didn't spend a lot of time. We were still able to see wildlife and would go back

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Took the sunset dinner tour and saw elk, moose and long horn sheep at some distance. Saw bison right next to our van. Great experience for nature lovers.

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