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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
Phone Number: 307 733 9212
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles...
This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
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Great tour of National Elk Refuge

We took a wagon ride (not enough snow for the sled ride) into the reserve. Both educational and great photo opportunities as you get very close to the elk herds.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

We took a wagon ride (not enough snow for the sled ride) into the reserve. Both educational and great photo opportunities as you get very close to the elk herds.

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okla
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

crowded trying to get information but the refuge is nice and quiet you see birds and other animals. very pleasant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

It was a different experience, a very good one. As a city dweller, I do like the wild side of our planet, and this was one of the better experiences of my life. Sitting in a horse drawn carriage, looking at elk, with snow covered mountains in the background, how can it get better than that! The guides are amazing,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Who says you need to go to a zoo, when the zoo is your back yard... This site had all the wildlife you could want, elk, big horn sheep, dear, bison, and moose! Get up early so you can catch them all!

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A Huge Area on the edge of town. We didn't see any elk there but DID see some in other places,. There are very High fences where the Elk DO come down to but can't go into town.

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DENVER nc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

amazing numbers of elk to see; big horned sheep up on the sides of the mountains and we saw several bald eagles feeding on something around the pond - beautiful sites!

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St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

You can see why they called it Jackson HOLE at the National Elk Refuge. It is a cast space surrounded by mountains in which these animals roam and it is a sight to behold. You can get excellent views of it from the Visitor Centre or the Museum of Wildlife Art, but the sleigh ride is probably the best way... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We took the road behind the Refuge . We saw the Miller House and tons of sheep. Looks like a great road for locals as many were walking, biking, pushing strollers etc... Scenery was awesome and be sure you got all the way down the road to turn around so you see the ranch houses.

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Wasilla, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

About 10 of us and a guide were pulled in a wagon behind two beautiful horses to get up and close to the Elk. The information that was provided by our guide was great. The kids that were in our wagon loved it too.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Visit this extraordinary place in the winter if you desire to see elk, as they are absent in the summer. The lack of food in the winter, snow-covered Rockies brings them down to the refuge. It is wonderful for such majestic animals to have the refuge in which to winter.

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