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“For anybody who loves nature” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Elk Refuge

National Elk Refuge
Elk Refuge Rd, Jackson, WY 83001
307 733 9212
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Jackson
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This valley is an ancient elk wintering ground and is located three miles north of Jackson.
San Diego, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“For anybody who loves nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I went there with my teenage kids, and they loved it. For a reason, they were compelled to leave their Ipods for the magnificent views of nature and these beautiful animals

Visited June 2013
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Lombard, Illinois
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great to drive through!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I saw two Antelope on the side of the road during June. If you go in winter you can see herd of Elk roaming in the pastures. Absolutely beautiful.

Visited June 2013
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Montgomery, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful information center.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Located right on the edge of the Elk Reserve, this is as much a museum as it is a welcome center. Every year, some 7,000 elk come down from the high mountains to winter in Jackson Hole. There are sleigh rides in the winter that take you right in to the herds.

Visited July 2013
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Logan, Utah
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Love this area.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Saw elk, buffalo, antelope and a lone wolf. Enjoyed the visitor center and its displays. My little girl loved the stuffed elk, being able to touch things, look at the animals.

Visited September 2012
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Centreville, Maryland
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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
“Want to see coyotes?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We saw a little ad for the Miller House on the National Elk Refuge, and found it to be a great spot. The house is interesting -- just re-done a few years ago, and the guides will tell you all about the history of the refuge and the couple who were prominent Jackson Hole citizens, including the first female mayor in the country! As an added bonus, there are coyotes out hunting ground squirrels, which makes for an interesting wildlife experience. Well worth the visit!

Visited July 2013
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