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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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On our first visit to Missoula one of the tour is my daughter took us on Waze to the smoke jumpers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Wilmington, Delaware
Smokejumper center

Interesting facts learn about what a smokejumper endures. Great for families. Fun opportunity to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Missoula, Montana
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5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our first visit to Missoula one of the tour is my daughter took us on Waze to the smoke jumpers. Very interesting to see the tough work that they do, you got to board the plane to see what it would be like to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting facts learn about what a smokejumper endures. Great for families. Fun opportunity to take pictures

Thank georgejW8813EA
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was there for a meeting during the conference I attended in Missoula. I didn't get to tour this time but had been there before. It is well done & true to the facts.

Thank rmannix2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we took the time to stop! While they have a small museum area and some short videos, all our very educational, the highlight of this is the tour of the facility. They take you into where the smokejumpers work, train, prep, sew (yes,...More

2  Thank 1818Dee1818
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I have occasionally heard about the smokejumpers who parachute out of airplanes to fight wildfires. The Missoula Smokejumper Center offers an excellent tour of their headquarters. We learned about wildfires, the incredible physical and psychological fitness required to become a Smokejumper, and saw the parachute...More

Thank circa2015
Reviewed September 11, 2018

As they say better them then me! Well at this tour of the school you see what it takes to be a smokejumper! They have to pack 20 parachutes.....then on the 21st one they use it to jump with! Best they learn correctly right!!! They...More

Thank cruisingrightalong
Reviewed September 3, 2018

We were RV camped near by and just happened to pass by this location. Its full of great information.

Thank James B
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We were looking for something to do right before flying out of Missoula and found the Smokejumper museum next to the airport. I knew nothing about the Smokejumpers so this was very interesting! The girl who hosted our tour was informative and the tour was...More

1  Thank BeckyKP60
Reviewed August 29, 2018

My daughters troop donated cookies to the smoke jumpers and went on a tour of the base. Such an amazing experience and the girls loved it!!

1  Thank Holley W
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This place tells an important story. It's very interactive, from the displays, to the parachute room, to the crew flying out to fight the next fire...A great tour.

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June 2, 2018|
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Response from MSOSmokejumperCenter | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the Smokejumper Visitor Center! Admission and tours are both free of charge.
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
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.