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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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$130.00*
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Half-Day Wildlife Safari From Jackson Hole
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Grand Teton and National Elk Refuge Winter Day Trip

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We always our come up in Feb. to watch the Elk at the Elk Refuge. If you have never seen this, it is a must on your trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Draper, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful expanse of golden grassland..... But empty of visible elk when we were there yesterday. Will try again today.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun drive but don't expect to see any animals. We saw only 1 pronghorn antelope. Road is gravel but easily driveable

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Draper, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We always our come up in Feb. to watch the Elk at the Elk Refuge. If you have never seen this, it is a must on your trip.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It is amazing that such a large area can be set aside to help the elk through the winter. Situated next to the visit centre it adds extra interest.

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Lombard, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was here in mid-Sept. There is nothing to see but open land. I don't know when the elk return but it's empty at this time.

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a massive facility; even if there were no animals here, it would be very beautiful to look at. LOVE the elk!!!

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Muscat Governorate, Oman
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's an Elk Reserve without Elk - this seems a little mis-leading to stupid people like myself who were expecting there to be Elk.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With all of this wide open land, why do these animals need to be kept fenced in? We saw plenty of Elk in their natural habitat in both Yellowstone and Grand Teton, there really isn't any need to see them here in Captivity.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the sled ride. Got plenty of beautiful pictures. Our guide was very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it very much!

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Rock Springs, WY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were supposed to go on a sleigh ride through the elk refuge, though there was no snow. Sooo, we did a wagon ride instead. While waiting for it to start, they have a small museum to look though and a gift shop as well.

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