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Elk Country Visitor Center

134 Homestead Dr, Benezette, PA 15821-1124
+1 814-787-5167
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Interesting and Educational

The Visitor Center is a great place to learn about the elk and surrounding wildlife. Interesting... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sharon C
Very educational, great place to take the family

So many interactive and educational things here. The gift shop has a large selection of souvenirs... read more

Reviewed February 23, 2018
Kate M
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Ridgway, Pennsylvania
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The Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier location for viewing elk and other wildlife in Pennsylvania. The center offers interactive exhibits and displays and encourages a 'hands on' experience. Our 4D story theater immerses guest in the history of Pennsylvania elk and the Pennsylvania Wilds. Our gift shop sell Made in the USA product, many of those by local artisans and product makers. The best time to view is early in the morning or in the hours before dark. Elk are wild animals and you can't be promised you will see them.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
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“wagon ride” (16 reviews)
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134 Homestead Dr, Benezette, PA 15821-1124
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+1 814-787-5167
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"viewing area"
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"elk country"
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"scenic drive"
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"great place to learn"
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"stuffed animals"
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"winslow hill"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Visitor Center is a great place to learn about the elk and surrounding wildlife. Interesting and interactive touch screens were a hit with the grandchildren. The grounds were nicely kept, however we did not see any elk in the viewing area the day we...More

Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed February 23, 2018

So many interactive and educational things here. The gift shop has a large selection of souvenirs and gifts. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly, and willing to answer any questions. A great asset to our county!

Thank Kate M
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

We have visited the Visitor Center several times, and we have not been disappointed each time. The state run center was built about 2010 and has some great displays and information about elk and other native PA wild animals. Early October is a very busy...More

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

This a must see place to go when you are in town. The information provided was outstanding and the views are amazing. We couldn’t ask for friendlier staff. The walking trails are immaculate! There was also plenty of parking.

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Reviewed November 5, 2017 via mobile

This is Americana at its finest. We experienced it all from elk viewing to an educational movie and several talks. Short hikes and leisurely drives helped us get up close and personal with nature. Nicely done, Game Commission!

Thank dad1818
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We were there Oct 18. Someone there said best time to visit is last week of Sep during mating season. He saw many elk including bulls. We saw 8 female elk a long distance away right as sun was disappearing in evening. Take binoculars. Visitor...More

Thank dman457
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

We stopped at the Visitors Center to learn more about the elk in the, find viewing areas. Staff was most helpful. Lots of hands-on displays, great for children. Maps are available

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Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

We weren’t expecting a whole lot from a visitor center at a place where you can view elk but wow were we wrong. Not only was it’s location beautiful but they have so much inside. They show you a 20 minute film about the area...More

1  Thank Mike W
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

I must have been there on a bad day as we did not see any Elk at the visitor center ,viewing area or anywhere along Route 555 . But we did have a nice weekend driving through on our way to The Fall Foliage Festival...More

Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

There was no Elk during our time but nice view and descent inside things. I enjoyed my stay with my sister and parents. There was a lot to see, I say go in morning or late night.

Thank Sly S
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Tammy M
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Response from Sharon C | Reviewed this property |
I would think the elk should be out and about in town, usually early mornings or late afternoons. I know you will not see too many out come the end of May and most of June. They usually stay out of sight with their new... More
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October 2, 2017|
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Response from hannabanana13 | Reviewed this property |
We went in the beginning of September. Weekend traffic if very busy. We were talking to the owner of the Benezette country store, and she said during the week is much better. She also said that the fire department directs... More
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Response from ECVC | Property representative |
Sorry, I missed your question. Not sure if its to late to answer.. there are many things to do in the area. Hiking, water recreation, small shops and stores, wineries and brewery.
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