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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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Casper, Wyoming, United States
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69 reviews 69 reviews
14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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56 reviews 56 reviews
17 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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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Argyle, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We visited the National Elk Refuge on March 25th 2014 and were very impressed with how close we could get to the elk. Since the snow cover was gone in the valley we were taken out in a horse drawn wagon. The views of the mountains were also spectacular. We were able to get some wonderful pictures of the elk... More

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Jupiter, Florida
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Stop a the Wild Life Center just before you enter town and get a ticket to this great attraction. If there is now snow it will be a bumpy wagon ride instead of a sleigh ride that will be within feet of wild Elk. Just remember to bring your camera. Tip: Be sure to dress warm and bring sunglasses.

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