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North Cascade Smokejumper Base

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Address: 23 Intercity Airport Rd, Winthrop, WA 98862-9744
Phone Number: 5099979750
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Very worthwhile stop.

We had our own personal tour guide: a "rookie" jumper, but experienced hot shot firefighter! (This is clearly a highly elite group.) Friendly & very informative. We enjoyed the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
ajoyce7
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Longview, Washington

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Longview, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had our own personal tour guide: a "rookie" jumper, but experienced hot shot firefighter! (This is clearly a highly elite group.) Friendly & very informative. We enjoyed the explanation of the process, the tour of the plane & the equipment hangar. We learned a lot; we had no idea, for example, that they custom sewed most of their own... More 

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Thank ajoyce7
Sparks, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're a pilot or a skydiver, you'll especially find this base interesting. The jump plane is a Spanish made Casa often used by skydivers at drop zones. Earlier smoke jumper aircraft were Ford Tri-Motors, Twin Otters, Beech 18, or a large single engine Howard. There are two repacking tables in the Loft. One rig was being repacked by a... More 

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Thank Douglas R
Washington, the State
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful rookie jumper guide, who took us in the hangar where they store all the gear, do the sewing, and inspect the parachutes, as well as going inside the plane, and the storage hangar.

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Milwaukee, WI
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were given a tour by one of the smokejumpers. Great guy who walked us through their equipment or explained the job.

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Thank WICY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the Smokejumpers base the other day and got an amazing tour with background history of how smoke jumping got started. What these people do is nothing short of AMAZING! It was fascinating to hear about and see "behind-the-scenes" of this elite group of firefighters. Highly recommend! It was the highlight of our visit to Winthrop!

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Thank cc_seattle_wa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

We were looking for something to do on a Saturday and stopped in. A young man greeted us and began the tour immediately. Matt, did a great job of showing the history, process, equipment (new and old), fire fighting gear, and aircraft used in Smoke Jumping. While not a final tourist destination, I would recommend giving it an hour to... More 

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Thank Lin H
Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Took my family and friend to the Smoke Jumpers Base. First off, had a blast. Matt, the rookie on board, took us through the base. Matt was a great and helpful host and Smoke Jumper. We learned all about their profession, and qualifications to lifestyle. He took us into their aircraft and let the kids pretend they where jumping out... More 

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Thank Michael T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

Incredible. Personalized tour. Very informative. My husband, children, and I were all enthralled. My only disappointment was that I did not have any cash to buy a tshirt or sticker.

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Seattle, Washington
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

This is the 2nd time I've tried to visit, only to find it "abandoned". No one around, visitor center locked. Both attempts have been in June, mid/later afternoon.. There is a number to call for out of season tours. Guess I'll try to call next time....even though the broacher says 7 days a week..open till 5pm June to October. Bummer... More 

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Oregon City, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Went there during off hours so didn't get an official tour but got to go in supply hut and watch them stuff parachutes and the staff there answered all my questions

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