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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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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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w e stayed at the Rustic Inn It is a part of the Elk Refuge area. It was beautiful and wonderful.

Peace, Serenity, BEAUTY, comfort. We are seniors, and senery was more our taste than activities. We set our own pace, did our own thing and loved it all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Marietta, Georgia
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Marietta, Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Peace, Serenity, BEAUTY, comfort. We are seniors, and senery was more our taste than activities. We set our own pace, did our own thing and loved it all.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We just drove through it and the park itself is beautiful but the main attraction was the Elk and it is the wrong time of year. So check the time of year before going. That being said we will be back at the right season.

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Suwanee, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Snow was the only thing missing from this great trip. Meredith was a fantastic guide, giving endless information about the elk, the area, etc. This is an adventure that any age would enjoy.

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Williamson, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

What a neat place. We saw elk, coyotes, sheep and birds of all kinds. Just north of town on the road to the national park. Make sure to drive to the back side to look at the historic Miller house. That's where we found sheep in the early morning.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Fun sleigh-ride through the national elk refuge, with professional and knowledgeable guides. Just beware that it can get extremely cold out there, but otherwise fun for the whole family!

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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

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

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

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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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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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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