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Elk Country Visitor Center

134 Homestead Dr, Benezette, PA 15821-1124
+1 814-787-5167
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Great Location

The drive to and from the visitor center is beautiful and you get to see elk. Make sure you visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
elcoqui121
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New York City, New York
Elk easily seen

We saw three elk from the parking lot, before even going into the visitor center. A short 3 minute... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sc00tert00ter
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Moorestown, New Jersey
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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 good22%
  • Average4%
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“gift shop” (43 reviews)
“wagon ride” (16 reviews)
“viewing area” (13 reviews)
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134 Homestead Dr, Benezette, PA 15821-1124
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+1 814-787-5167
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"nice center"
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"elk country"
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"scenic drive"
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"great place to learn"
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"clean restrooms"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The drive to and from the visitor center is beautiful and you get to see elk. Make sure you visit the gift shop.

Thank elcoqui121
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw three elk from the parking lot, before even going into the visitor center. A short 3 minute walk along a path brought us to a viewing wall from which we saw 19 elk feeding. We arrived at the end of the day when...More

2  Thank sc00tert00ter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Highly recommended. Educational for adults and children. Interactive to add fun for kids. Clean facility.

Thank Virginia C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an impressive center. The educator working there touched a screen and scanned the woods and fields to see where the elk are. They tell you which trail to take. All the trails are beautiful!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We actually saw the Elk after stopping by many times. As we left the viewing area on a rainy day we saw the Elk hiding behind the trees on the highway . Well worth it just to see those beautiful animals in nature. I enclosed...More

Thank Joyce P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visitors center has extensive displays and information about the elk and natural area. The surrounding grounds are beautiful with some short trails, The staff were very helpful and pleasant. Some of the elk viewing area is on their grounds. Stop there first if you...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Came with my inlaws and children. It was raining, so we knew the chances of seeing any elk were pretty slim. There is still a lot of educational and interactive things to do at the center. My 9 year old enjoys watching at the resident...More

Thank Kate M
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

1  Thank Sharon C
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Reviewed 23 February 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 3 February 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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Tammy M
19 April 2018|
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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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LuvAlways
2 October 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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6 May 2017|
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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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