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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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Stumbled on this, holy cow is this fantastic!

So glad we took the time to stop! While they have a small museum area and some short videos, all... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Woodridge, Illinois
An Amazing Group of Humans

I have occasionally heard about the smokejumpers who parachute out of airplanes to fight wildfires... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Spokane, Washington
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5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
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Reviewed yesterday

So glad we took the time to stop! While they have a small museum area and some short videos, all our very educational, the highlight of this is the tour of the facility. They take you into where the smokejumpers work, train, prep, sew (yes,...More

Thank 1818Dee1818
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have occasionally heard about the smokejumpers who parachute out of airplanes to fight wildfires. The Missoula Smokejumper Center offers an excellent tour of their headquarters. We learned about wildfires, the incredible physical and psychological fitness required to become a Smokejumper, and saw the parachute...More

Thank circa2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

As they say better them then me! Well at this tour of the school you see what it takes to be a smokejumper! They have to pack 20 parachutes.....then on the 21st one they use it to jump with! Best they learn correctly right!!! They...More

Thank cruisingrightalong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were RV camped near by and just happened to pass by this location. Its full of great information.

Thank James B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were looking for something to do right before flying out of Missoula and found the Smokejumper museum next to the airport. I knew nothing about the Smokejumpers so this was very interesting! The girl who hosted our tour was informative and the tour was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughters troop donated cookies to the smoke jumpers and went on a tour of the base. Such an amazing experience and the girls loved it!!

Thank Holley W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place tells an important story. It's very interactive, from the displays, to the parachute room, to the crew flying out to fight the next fire...A great tour.

Thank homesolution825
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drove down from Kalispell to see this since the experience at GNP wasn't at its best. Whole family agreed this is one of the best tours/museums we have been on to date! Tour guided by an actual smokejumper today and takes you through the real...More

Thank cngentry2018
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

I arrived at 9:15 AM for the 10:00 AM tour, you do not need to be this early, in fact you can probably walk up right at 10:00. There’s a small museum area where you can look at a few exhibits while you wait. The...More

Thank Jesse D
MSOSmokejumperCenter, Intern at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2018

We are so lad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 4 August 2018

We had a great and informative visit led by a very personable and knowledgeable guide. This is worth a trip for a free tour of about an hour. We learned a lot and enjoyed it very much. Thank yo to our smokejumpers!

Thank WBB67
MSOSmokejumperCenter, Tour guide at Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for stopping by!

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2 June 2018|
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Response from MSOSmokejumperCenter | Property representative |
Thanks for your interest in the Smokejumper Visitor Center! Admission and tours are both free of charge.
14 July 2016|
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Response from Judyhwright | Reviewed this property |
Hello from beautiful Montana, I am not sure. You will have to contact them directly. I do know that we have had lots of rain this summer and so that will slow down the fires. This is definitely worth a visit. Judy... More
25 September 2015|
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Response from Jhurd6 | Reviewed this property |
I believe this is still the best. People come from all over the country for this taining. I was very impressed.