This was my first visit to the Elk Country Visitor Center. On the drive-in, we saw a lot of people gathered on a hill above the road, looking into the field. As we drove further, we could see a heard of at least 20 elk gathered. Although there were signs indicating otherwise, many people pulled off the road to take look, as did we.
The visitor center itself is first-class in it's design (save for 2 details - more later). The gift shop has many unique and interesting items, and the exhibits are very informative. The building is beautiful with lots of wood, stone, tall windows and vaulted ceilings.
For $3, we saw the "4D" movie. It was worth the $3, but seemed to be geared a bit too much towards children. Some people in our group found having to scan 3 movie screens a bit distracting. The dramatized breaking news clip played while waiting to enter the theater was a bit tacky.
Two problems: They do not have near enough bathroom capacity in the building (two stalls and one urinal in the men's room) resulted in having to wait in line. Also, the signage for the movie could be better, as well as the layout. You may not even realize there is a movie to see, or that you first have to buy a ticket in the gift shop before you get in line. The line waiting to go into the theater crosses over access to the restrooms, which creates a bottleneck and congestion.
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