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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
+1 406-329-4934
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Great Insight into What These Heroes Do

This was one of the highlights of our trip through several national parks. En route to Glacier, we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CLIFF-PATRICIA
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LONG ISLAND, NY
What a great place

We had an incredible tour here. We were too early for the scheduled tours so one of the smoke... read more

Reviewed March 10, 2018
Dan G
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5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
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+1 406-329-4934
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip through several national parks. En route to Glacier, we stopped here. Even though the center was officially closed for the season, a phone call was made and a fireman met us and gave our group a...More

4  Thank CLIFF-PATRICIA
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

We had an incredible tour here. We were too early for the scheduled tours so one of the smoke jumpers took us through the entire facility and thoroughly explained everything to us. Lots of respect for this group, I never realized what they go through...More

1  Thank Dan G
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Great place to spend some time checking out the visitor center and going on a guided tour of the campus. Really liked that tours are free of charge. I learned a lot of interesting things about wildfire management and what it takes to be part...More

1  Thank Fortyfivefifty
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

We called in here in September when there were wild fires all around.They still had the time to show us what these brave men do.We followed our guide through their daily routine and heard they were on a 11 minute call out.Most of them expected...More

2  Thank ger w
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Reviewed September 27, 2017

We thoroughly appreciated our private (after season) tour of this vital facility. Our guide Emma Hawn was enthusiastic and knowledgeable of this elite service. Everyone should take the time to thank firefighters everywhere.

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Reviewed August 31, 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Very informative tour of actual staging ground for smoke jumper for fire fighters. We even had a couple of fire fighters on lo an to the area join the tour

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

This is a must if you are in Missoula. The tour doesn't take long and is very well done. You are actually touring a working facility and although we didn't get to see one, you could witness a fire call and see the smokejumpers in...More

2  Thank Tessa F
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Reviewed August 21, 2017 via mobile

Learned a lot about the brave smoke jumpers tour was surprisingly informative and you can see the smoke jumpers at work go on the tarmac with the planes very cool.

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

This place turned out to be one of the highlights of our two week trip to Montana and Idaho. Getting to see exactly how the smokejumpers train, prepare their packs for a jump, and then carry everything out of the fire zone was fascinating. We...More

Thank Thomas F
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Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

I actually fly one of the airtankers working out of Missoula's Aerial Fire Depot and always love to go over and take the tour and hear about the Smokejumpers and what they're up to. Lots of neat history there!!!!

1  Thank DaleDale2
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cnspostma
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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
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September 25, 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.
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