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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
+1 406-329-4934
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Peaceful little spot to stop

It's a great little visitors center with clean bathrooms and friendly staff. Fun facts to read and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tfeist
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Plains, Montana
Wow Smoky Bear what more could I say🐻

This was a fun afternoon ,their gift shop is great with wonderful books on the history of fighting... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
theresacW2266FH
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Missoula, Montana
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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
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+1 406-329-4934
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great little visitors center with clean bathrooms and friendly staff. Fun facts to read and learn about.

Thank tfeist
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a fun afternoon ,their gift shop is great with wonderful books on the history of fighting fires and smoke jumpers in Montana, cool t-shirts and etc. also wonderful artwork too and to top it all off two lovely young Ladies that are so...More

Thank theresacW2266FH
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this training facility with our son, daughter-in-law, and grandchildren, ages 5 and 7. Everything about this facility was new to us. The guide held the interest of our entire family throughout the tour and everyone got something out of it. She let the...More

Thank Jane K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Megan, our tour guide, was a mine of information and gave us a really good tour of the smoke jumping station. It was an enjoyable education. Museum is small but interesting too and has films to keep you busy whilst waiting for the tour. Definitely...More

Thank Fionafrancis79
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I visited the Smokejumpers Center and tour. What a fascinating glimpse into the history and world of the Elite Smokejumpers and wildfires. Our tour guide was very nice and did a great job of explaining the history and work of the Smokejumpers....More

3  Thank James E
Reviewed June 7, 2017

The Smokejumper Center is an impressive workplace for the jumpers who are willing to share with the public as they go on about their duties. That in itself made it a unique experience. Our tour guide was Cici and she did a great job on...More

Thank David D
Reviewed May 12, 2017

This is a must see if you are ever in the area. Caps and shirts are for sale. It is easy to find being near the airport. There is a wide verity of lodging and restaurants near.

Thank Doug R
Reviewed May 2, 2017 via mobile

Was closed. Call ahead to schedule a tour. Usually someone is willing to give a tour but visitor center is not funded with a permanent staff. Was able to watch training jumps by accident from parking lot along with neptune aviation tankers taking off for...More

Thank IDtraveler81
Reviewed April 18, 2017

This facility is out of town a ways but worth a visit as it tells the history and formation as well as the organization of the Missoula smoke jumpers. This is a small museum but has a lot packed into the small space. one of...More

Thank David M
Reviewed March 23, 2017

A small center, but packed with a lot of history and artifacts relating to smokejumpers. During the summer there are opportunities to visit the smokejumper loft and see the aircraft that are used in firefighting. A great place for young and old.

Thank GSallie
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cnspostma
July 13, 2016|
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Response from Judyhwright | Reviewed this property |
Hello from beautiful Montana, I am not sure. You will have to contact them directly. I do know that we have had lots of rain this summer and so that will slow down the fires. This is definitely worth a visit. Judy... More
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September 25, 2015|
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Response from Jhurd6 | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is still the best. People come from all over the country for this taining. I was very impressed.
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