Fodor's Expert Review Smokejumper Visitor Center

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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
Missoula, Montana  59808, USA


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Rate Includes: 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

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