Missoula, Kalispell, and Northwest Montana Sights

Smokejumper Visitor Center

  • 5765 W. Broadway Map It
  • Missoula
  • Information Center

Published 01/19/2016

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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.

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5765 W. Broadway, 6 miles west of town, next to airport, Missoula, Montana, 59808, United States

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Sight Details:

  • Donations accepted
  • Memorial Day–Labor Day, weekdays 8:30–5; Labor Day–Memorial Day by appointment; summer tours on the hr 10–11 and 2–4

Published 01/19/2016


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