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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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Address: 5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
Phone Number: +1 406-329-4934
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Great Experience To Learn about the Smoke Jumpers

We toured the Smoke Jumper Center and were in awe as we learned about what these courageous people do. We were able to see the gear that they use and wear and the training that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
DandME88
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Stevensville
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Stevensville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured the Smoke Jumper Center and were in awe as we learned about what these courageous people do. We were able to see the gear that they use and wear and the training that they go through. Gave us a great appreciation of the jumpers for the work that they do fighting fires.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took my family and it was a very small museum, the receptionist was on the phone the entire time. It was just not that cool.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The tour is awesome. The tour guide was enthusiastic about the work. Also the film's are very interesting not only for firefighter.

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Ennis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having read about smoke jumpers, I was really excited to be able to visit this facility and take the 45-minute guided tour. Such brave men and women! There is also a small exhibition area with a few videos to watch. A highlight of our trip through Montana.

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Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent the week here working on Forest Service project. Great facility with ample amenities. Will look forward to coming back here for other work.

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Thank dvchevalier
Chevy Chase, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Though the museum is small and some of the exhibits and videos are dated, the tour of the facility and the explanation of the smokejumpers work made it a worthwhile stop. Sometimes you do not realize how important are government services or how dedicated and brave the firefighters are, but this facility is an important reminder of both. Easy access... More 

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1 Thank luv_2_travel_2012_1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The facility has a small museum that could stand to be remodeled, but, the tour is the highlight. You get to see a working facility. Firefighters working at various tasks from sewing their own equipment to packing parachutes. Great for adults and children of all ages.

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

It's well worth a visit to this small museum, and the main smokejumper base right behind it. The price is FREE, but donations are accepted. There's a small theatre and gift shop in the museum, and a 45 minute tour of the adjoining base facilities. These guys and girls are our main line of defense for remote, mostly lightening-started fires... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

I was not familiar with smokejumpers until this visit. They have a small visitors center with a couple of exhibits but the real gem is the tour of the smokejumper facility. You really get a feel for what they do and how they operate. You get to see the parachute loft where deployed chutes hang until they are ready to... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2016

We took the tour and it was really interesting. We were with our kids, aged 13 and 14, and we all enjoyed the tour. What made it even cooler was that we were in the actual facility where the smoke jumpers are hanging out and getting lunch waiting for the alarm to go off and for them to head out.... More 

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