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National Elk Refuge
Ranked #11 of 87 things to do in Jackson
Certificate of Excellence
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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 June 2, 2014

Amazing and free. From the comfort of your car you can drive and see not only some of the most wonderful views of the majestic Tetons, but also beautiful elk roaming free. There are plenty of turn-outs where you can stop to take photos or simply take in the glorious scenery.

4  Thank 77gingergirl
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Reviewed May 29, 2014

The National Elk Refuge is filled with Elk and provides a protected migration area - periodically local Boy Scouts retrieve shaded Elk antlers that are used in exhibits in Jackson. The privately run visitor center has a second story viewing deck of the refuge as well as educational exhibits and sale items.

1  Thank shaluhe
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

Beautiful mountain views, saw lots a Elk, a herd crossed road near our car, also saw lots of Bison throughout park

2  Thank Pamela F
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

This is the place to be. You can't imagine how many elk are at this refuge. Worth taking a ride. We drove thru there several times and each time there were tons of elk just grazing away. Something I could never get tired of seeing these beautiful animals.

3  Thank KATHERINE A
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Must do in Jackson Hole! The sleigh ride was amazing. We saw thousands of elk. Our guide Justin was very informative.

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