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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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I spent 2 weeks in Jackson and drove through the elk refuge almost daily. Oddly enough, we didn't see any elk...which is not a big deal. Some locals told us we were just there too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Springfield, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 2 weeks in Jackson and drove through the elk refuge almost daily. Oddly enough, we didn't see any elk...which is not a big deal. Some locals told us we were just there too early in the year. There were tons of other animals out and some amazingly beautiful country...make sure you take a good set of binoculars! I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous animals and the guide was awesome! Learned a lot about Elk that we didn't know and enjoyed the experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great quick stop to observe the elk, they're really neat to watch. If you drive around the area you can also see some other wildlife as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great resource close to town. If you have a car head east from Jackson and take an hour to view wildlife. We saw elk, eagles, sheep, and antelope. We also took the sleigh ride for close up views of elk. Sign up at the visitor center down town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been to Jackson many times but I've never been out on the National Elk Refuge. It was definitely worth the time and money. We went right out by hundreds of elk, that are about to head back out. Got some great pictures and videos. Our guide really knew his history.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw thousands of elk!!! We also saw a coyote, tundra swan, etc. None of these things were pointed out to us, however. Our tour guide used the entire tour to tell us how terrible wolves are that they kill perfectly good elk, when the elk should be living here for hunters. It was extremely disappointing and made the entire... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This activity wasn't on the list of things to do while in Jackson March 2017 but had a couple of friends not skiing one day and they were going to check it out. I'm glad I tagged along. Despite it being freezing cold that day we all had a great time. Dave, our guide was the best.

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Very knowledgeable polite and friendly guides. The horse-drawn wagon ride with the elks was absolutely fantastic!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Winter Season Attraction Enjoyable for All Ages. Horse Sleigh Ride brings you right into the middle of mass numbers of Elk. Do schedule time for " The Elk Refuge " and Enjoy !

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you come in the winter, the elk are RIGHT THERE! There is also a herd of Big Horn Sheep that will come right up to your car. If you come in the summer, bring a high clearance vehicle and some snacks, you can go a long ways!

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