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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Jackson, WY 83001
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat...

A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat for Jackson's elk herd. Seasonal hours of operation are listed on the web site for the Visitor Center, Historic Miller House, and Winter Sleigh Ride program.

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VERY COLD in the winter!!

Nothing much to see in the summer, the elk come down in the winter months with the snows, they feed them for a wagon(dump hay out for them). The sleigh ride is VERY cold, they do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nothing much to see in the summer, the elk come down in the winter months with the snows, they feed them for a wagon(dump hay out for them). The sleigh ride is VERY cold, they do give you blankets, but make sure you have hats coats and gloves!! But so neat to do.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Was here in July so did not see any Elf here yet but am pleased to know they are cared for in winter months. Would like very much to come to Jackson Hole in winter time to see the Elk here all together.

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is wonderful to be on the sleigh to see thousands of elk in the Elk Refuge. Dress warmly in the winter for this ride, obey the drivers and you will have a fabulous show!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

In the middle of Jackson Hole thousands of acres have been dedicated to an elk reserve. The animals are away in the summer (being fed in the hills), but return as the season changes. An absolute must for all visitors.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Really fun apres ski trip with our family. Sleigh ride & guide were amazing, so cool to be able to be so close to these majestic animals.

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Hillsdale, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

During the winter months, thousands of elk migrate here. If you visit in the summer, you may catch an occasional glimpse of deer, coyotes, or bison. It is a quiet area that sounds like a treat to visit "in season". The antler arches featured in the center of Jackson Hole were created using antlers collected here by local Boy Scouts.

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Yorba Linda, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This wonderful average set apart to aid in the Elk migrations is wonderful in the winter when the Elk are moving but i all but barren in the summer so you can skip this place if there is no snow on the ground. In the winter however you can view 1000's of Elk which is awesome.

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New Yrok, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went during the Elk migration and it was wonderful. You must take the sleigh ride into the refuge.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is flat and dry in the summer, and the elk to somewhere else. So we did not seem any elk. They must go up to where its cooler.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Refuge is located on the north edge of Jackson on the main road. There is a visitor center, which is interesting to visit. Thousands of elk migrate here in winter, but they go elsewhere in the summer. There is an area for water birds near the road and visitor center, however, and we saw a pair of swans with... More 

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