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National Elk Refuge

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Address: Jackson, WY 83001
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+1 307-733-9212
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 19:00
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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It was a treat to see herds of buffalo and elk in this stunning area. Go armed with a camera and expect to be wowed by the landscape AND animals.

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Richmond, Virginia
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It was a treat to see herds of buffalo and elk in this stunning area. Go armed with a camera and expect to be wowed by the landscape AND animals.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much fun watching the Elk in their habitat. I have no clue how many Elk we saw but there were hundreds! Lots of photo opportunities!

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Decatur, Alabama
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9 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

The horse drawn wagon was an adventure. The guide was very infomative and getting so close to elk was a once in a lifetime experience I will always treasure.

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Santa Ana, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful view of The Grand Tetons!! so peaceful and relaxing, we even saw Big Horn Sheep on the mountain!! incredible!!!!

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Thank Terry M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I discovered this road recently with a friend. There's a back entrance that runs in the middle of the elk refuge. You are able to drive down a well kept dirt road and view elk and other wildlife. Glad we discovered it. Its almost like a local secret that gets discovered by word of mouth. Will never miss this upon... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the refuge. We didn't see any elk or antlers, but it was still worth the visit. We did see Rocky Mountain sheep.

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Sandpoint, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Purchase your tickets at the visitors center and the bus will take you to the refuge. Sleigh drivers are very knowledgeable.

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Manchester, Vermont
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a peaceful sight to see wildlife gently grazing. I just love coming to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks

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Glendora, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying across from the Elk Refuge Visitor Center so we walked over and paid a visit. The first day we were there, the elk were way off in the distance, but the second day they were right in front of the Visitor Center - all 8,000 of them. What a special treat it was to see so many... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to go in the spring or winter! Lots of elk! Great for families with children! In the summer they are gone however! On the road behind the Refuge you can sometimes see Rocky Mountain big horn sheep!! Great fun!

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