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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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Address: 5765 W Broadway St, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
Phone Number: +1 406-329-4934
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Very informative and well done

We have visited the smokejumper center several times over the years. This time our guide was Stacey who was awesome. She gave a wonderful explanation of the center, etc., and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Shawn R
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have visited the smokejumper center several times over the years. This time our guide was Stacey who was awesome. She gave a wonderful explanation of the center, etc., and always allowed time for questions. This is a real gem, often neglected by tourists and locals. It's worth an hour of your time!

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Thank Shawn R
California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Small, but informative visitor center. Tour of facility was very interesting. We were shown the equipment they jump with, their area for inspecting and packing parachutes, staging areas, etc. After learning about the smokejumpers' job, I am in awe of their service!

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Thank Virginia M
Baltimore, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought my 12 and 14 year olds. Very cool. Had no idea what this profession and training entailed. This is a working training center. With a guide, they let you tour and see facilities, including parachute-packing areas and sewing areas (they make their own gear).

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Thank Whichway2thebeach40
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Kinda out of the way, but well worth the effort. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. The displays are informative and well kept up. We got in on a base tour, not always available. There is a good gift display for souvenirs and reading.

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Thank John B
Portland, Oregon, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have 3 tween aged girls who absolutely loved this place. They were full of questions and loved seeing everything. We all learned so much about this important profession.

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Thank BrandyR216
Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have lived here for years and did not know about this place. they have free tours and a lot of things to touch and see. I took my grandson who loves firefighting things and he was very impressed. The staff was very friendly and answered all the questions had. I would say this Grandma scored a big high five... More 

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Had an excellent one hour tour here. Very informative and thorough. You will come away with a comprehensive understanding of how Smokejumpers work and succeed. Very well done and worth 90 minutes (including museum) of your time.

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Thank Bruce S
Pocatello, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

We stopped on our way through Missoula with little boys who live the movie 'Planes: Fire and Rescue'. These guys are the real thing. Our boys enjoyed it, though it isn't aimed at children as much as educating adults. (A little dry and boring for kids) but like I said, my kids love the movie and subject matter, so they... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

We took our grandkids here and we learned as much as they did. They got to dress in the fire fighter's outfits and see all the equipment. Staff was very well educated and willing to share stories and answer our questions. A must if you have never been here. You will never take firefighters for granted again. Dwain and Judy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

Great experience both times we have visited the Center. Not a big museum but very informative. I learned a lot from the tours we took and gained a new appreciation for the history and current activities of the SmokeJumpers.

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