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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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Address: 5765 West Broadway Street, Missoula, MT 59808
Phone Number: +1 406-329-4934
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smokin place to see

awesome place a lot of info and displays. very interesting the guide was very informative and answered all question. cool place

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Wichita, Kansas
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Wichita, Kansas
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

awesome place a lot of info and displays. very interesting the guide was very informative and answered all question. cool place

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Missoula, Montana
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

This is a must do if you are visiting Missoula. Start in the visitor center and go through the little room with the exhibits and movies. Watch all the videos they aren't very long. The tour is a highlight. You will have a whole new appreciation for what these smokejumpers do. The tour will show you the sewing room, (yes,... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We live in Missoula and have been to the center 3 times. In the summer of 2014 we went twice and had totally different experiences based upon the tour guide. I recommend going when it is not peak fire season so that there is more to see. This is a must-do in Missoula.

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Natick, Massachusetts
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

There is little I can add to what everyone else has said. This is a fantastic place. The frustrating thing was to see all the people who came into the visitor's center, took a couple of pictures, looked at the displays and left. In my opinion, they missed quite an opportunity to see so much more. The free tours run... More 

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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102 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

This is a guided tour by one of the jumpers. He did a great job of explaining the different aspects of the job.He took us to the different areas and answered questions. We saw how to pack a parachute ,saw the display of food items and went on the DC 3 that they jump from. The most shocking thing was... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Small but excellent. A bit off the beaten track but really interesting with very helpful staff. You see the actual smoke jumpers and trainees when you are parking as they are training outside.

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Missoula, Montana, United States
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

The personnel at the wildfire center are open and genuine and so ready and willing to answer any and all questions. You can really tell that they are there to show off all the preparation and training it takes to fight a wildfire. Great history tied in with all the improvements to help aide and protect these people crazy enough... More 

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Pickens
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We visited the smokejumper center while in Missoula. We really enjoyed this part of the trip. We took the tour that took about 30 to 45 min and then walked around in the museum. The tour takes you through the center were they keep their gear, pack up supplies, pack their parachutes, and shows you were they fix their chutes... More 

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Goleta, California
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265 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

We visited at the end of the day and caught up with the guided tour. You are taken all over and shown what the smokejumpers are packing, carrying and training. The highlight for us was when a call came in for a team to deploy. We were able to watch them suit up, check their gear and load onto the... More 

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California
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336 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This one of those "don't miss" places. Free admission and great people there. There is a small information building with displays and info but the tour is a MUST. The tour lasts a little over an hour and you go into the heart of the operation. We were there when an alarm went off and was able to see the... More 

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