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Smokejumpers Visitor Center

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Address: 5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
Phone Number: 406-329-4934
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Fire away!

I've fought fire for over 30 years, and the jumper visitor center is a great place to learn all about fire and the profession of smokejumping.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
hgemmell2016
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Missoula, Montana
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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've fought fire for over 30 years, and the jumper visitor center is a great place to learn all about fire and the profession of smokejumping.

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East Charleston, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you go, definitely take the tour to at least see and learn a little more about the Smokejumpers. The visitor center itself is small, but has a few interesting things to look at. Plan on 15-20 min in the center, with a 45 minute tour of the grounds.

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Thank Matthew B
Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned so much about smokejumpers. Nice little display area. They have various tours during the day. They take you to where they repair the chutes, the ready room, the locker room, command center and out to the where the planes are. It is free and well worth the time. It is great for kids, and I learned alot too.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from out East, not as familiar with smoke jumpers so this was an education for us. Their background and dedication are not taken for granted as these jumpers protect us and the forest from these fires. The tour included seeing their training facilities, their equipment and even talking to some of the jumpers. Worth an hour and half or... More 

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Thank Keith T
Burlington, NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Center is located at the Missoula airport, so easily reached by car or taxi. The Center has a small visitor center/museum with a smoke-jumper suit and equipment, photos, text and other articles telling the history of smoke-jumping and describing the job that smoke-jumper. The tour takes 45 minutes or so and is great for either adults or kids. After... More 

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Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smokejumpers is well worth a visit. As we were tourists from overseas we had no idea such a job existed. We had to salute the bravery and dedication of these elite firefighters. Conducted tours give an interesting insight into the work of these brave men and women. Admission is free although a donation is appreciated. There are also gift items... More 

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Missoula, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This was one of the funnest field trips we have taken with the grandkids. They loved the equipment and excitement of fires and the adults learned lots of new information. Make sure you check the time, you can be there all day learning new things about nature. We want to salute the brave men and women who work to keep... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

We started at the visitor’s center and then participated in a guided tour through the workshops and operational spaces of the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center. Needless to say, the Center was very busy fighting fires throughout the northwest; so busy in fact, that most of the folks we saw had been recalled or were voluntarily returned from retirement... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

We thought it was very informative and educational. The girl giving the tour was very knowledgable. I would highly recommend if you're in the area to stop and check it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

Our friends took us here as they had done the tour many times. With the fire damage we had seen in Glacier National Park it was really appropriate. I was amazed to find that they are expected to hike out of a fire area, with all their gear, after laboring away to put out the fire. The amount of stuff... More 

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