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National Elk Refuge

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Jackson, WY 83001
+1 307-733-9212
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A wildlife refuge located north of Jackson, WY that provides winter habitat for Jackson's elk herd. Seasonal hours of operation are listed on the web site for the Visitor Center, Historic Miller House, and Winter Sleigh Ride program.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“miller house” (19 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Jackson, WY 83001
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+1 307-733-9212
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"sleigh ride"
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"provide blankets"
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"miller house"
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"visitor center"
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"big horn sheep"
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"beautiful animals"
in 21 reviews
"jackson hole"
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"within feet"
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"their natural habitat"
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"dirt road"
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"bison"
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a wonderful visitor center and a great intro to Jackson and surroundings. The elk had already migrated but there were a couple of awesome volunteers who showed us some skulls, snakes and allowed us to look through their scope. The employees and volunteers...More

Thank peppermint50
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My family and I went on a very cool wagon ride on the elk refuge. The elk were amazing and so close. Our tour guides were authentic Wyoming cowboys who were very knowledgeable, kind, and entertaining. It was very neat getting to be so close...More

Thank MrsGaPeach3
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The visitor center in town is a good place for information since there is no Elk in the refuge in July.

Thank 860elaineg
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I visited the reserve in late June and saw 1 Pronghorn Antelope and a few birds in my drive through. Apparently I didn't read carefully enough to know that the reserve is primarily for wintering elk. Now I know. I suggest that a noticeable sign...More

Thank Tim T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Super gorgeous landscape with great views of the Tetons, but we didn't see any elk. We did see a couple of pronghorn antelope and about "a million' ground squirrels.

Thank ybarrald
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the first must see stops on the way into Jackson from the airport. Very nice and informative visitor center relating to all things Jackson. The key attraction is the Elk Refuge you can see from the deck..however the Elk are only...More

Thank Scot S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely views across the refuge but didn't see any elk! Very helpful guide who gave us a map of the area and Yellowstone.

Thank Maroto
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop to get information and learn about their mission. Perfect for both wildlife and non wildlife lovers. A true treasure in the heart of Jackson.

Thank JohnD2032016
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did not see many elk when we were here, but this is a huge area which protects the elk in the area! It was a great visit!

Thank Brandi T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stop saw an eagle through the zoom lense by the wonderful volunteer. Drove deeper and saw 3 Pronged Horn Sheep.

Thank Travellongs2
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kathysean2004
17 April 2018|
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Response from olivier b | Reviewed this property |
go to the national elk refuge website and book
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01ritz
8 December 2017|
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Response from Gavin B | Reviewed this property |
Enough snow for this activity is 50/50 before December 25th. You could luck out with a good early winter there or not enough. The peaks will have snow to make it picture perfect but enough for a sleigh ride. Planning an... More
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regltg8
2 November 2017|
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Response from 810Jim | Reviewed this property |
It is a self-drive around the refuge. I don't remember seeing any horses. The art museum on the highway opposite the refuge is REALLY worth the entrance fee.
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