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“Always good to see "live" animals”

National Elk Refuge
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$145.00*
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Half-Day Wildlife Safari From Jackson Hole
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Winter Half-Day Wildlife Safari From Jackson Hole
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$275.00*
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Winter Best of Jackson Hole Wildlife Safari
Ranked #5 of 83 things to do in Jackson
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 14, 2013

Head to the back of the refuge for the best viewing. The dirt road in the back of the reserve usually has great spots for elk and bighorn sheep among other birds. The sleigh rides are superb as well.

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Reviewed April 13, 2013

We saw Elk, Buffalo, and Big Horn Sheep There! Had a Great Time. We went with The Teton Science School - Great Tour! Check Them Out. Brad Was a Great Tour Guide!!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We were lucky to see a family of Moose! Got some amazing pictures of the Mooses. Enjoyed the refuge very much. Loved seeing the Grand Tetons while driving around the Refuge.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I visited Jackson for a ski trip at the end of March. It was our first time there and I had seen the elk refuge on our drive into town from the airport so I was really excited to see the elk up close. We went to the visitors center on a Tuesday morning to purchase our tickets. Adults were $18 each and included transportation from the visitor's center to the elk refuge via bus and then the sleigh ride out into the refuge. Our trip was on a wagon as their wasn't enough snow on the ground for a sleigh.

The horse-drawn wagon, complete with wool blankets, takes you right into the middle of the elk herd. The elk just hang out, and in some cases almost pose for pictures, and don't seem to mind the horses at all. Our guide, Jordan, was funny, personable, and very knowledgeable answering all of our questions.

Bring your binoculars because we also got an opportunity to see a coyote and bison. You can also visit with the horses afterwards. It was a great way to spend the morning and I highly recommend to anyone on a winter trip to Jackson.

Thank gak146
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Awesome guide. Great photo opportunity. Loved the sleigh ride. Close to town and great value. A must-do while in Jackson.

Thank Ana T
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