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Smokejumper Visitor Center

Smokejumper Visitor Center Review

A replica 1930s lookout tower, fire photos, videos, and murals explain wildland fire ecology and behavior, fire-fighting technique, and the nation's history of smoke jumping, which began here in 1942. Today it's the largest smoke-jumper base in the nation. From Memorial Day through Labor Day the center offers five tours daily, given by guides who provide firsthand accounts of jumping into blazing forests.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 5765 W. Broadway, 6 mi west of town, next to airport Missoula, MT 59808 | Map It
  • Phone: 406/329–4934
  • Cost: Donations accepted
  • Hours: Memorial Day–Labor Day, weekdays 8:30–5; Labor Day–Memorial Day by appointment; summer tours on the hr 10–11 and 2–4
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  • Location: Missoula

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