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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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Address: 5765 W Broadway St, Aerial Fire Depot, Missoula International Airport, Missoula, MT 59808-9361
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A great tour with a great group of people

Don't be deterred if you are in town during the off season. A call to the visitor center ahead of time can secure you a tour from one of the smokejumpers even when the regular... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a very small exhibit of historical artifacts and information about Smokejumpers in the northwest, it was a way to spend time before catching our flight home. We probably only spent about a half hour there.

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Thank AZRoadqueen
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't be deterred if you are in town during the off season. A call to the visitor center ahead of time can secure you a tour from one of the smokejumpers even when the regular tour guides aren't around. If you have small children, be sure to ask about 'Danger Monkey' when you are at the parachute hanging tower.

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Thank cc j
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am involved in aerial firefighting and always enjoy coming to the Fire Depot to take the tour and learn about all the other aspects of firefighting I have no knowledge of. An absolutely great facility and fun time for everybody

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arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Very educational. I was here with my young grandson, and he enjoyed it a lot, but the tour was a little long for him. Perhaps when he is older. The highlight was being able to go into the chopper. It may not be there during fire season, so check first if you really want to see it up close and... More 

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Daingerfield, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

We had a wonderful tour of this facility. Our guide was great and so were all of the smokejumpers we had interaction with. Very interesting and inspiring! These guys are amazing! We owe them our thanks!

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Hannover, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a MUST SEE when you visit Missoula. Not only you get to see a very good documentation, but when you take the guided tour, you see the actual training facility and how the Smoke Jumpers - the special forces of the fire fighters - fold their parachutes and how they tailor-make their own equipment: They are the heroes... More 

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Stevensville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We toured the Smoke Jumper Center and were in awe as we learned about what these courageous people do. We were able to see the gear that they use and wear and the training that they go through. Gave us a great appreciation of the jumpers for the work that they do fighting fires.

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Thank DandME88
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Took my family and it was a very small museum, the receptionist was on the phone the entire time. It was just not that cool.

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Thank MountainMom73
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The tour is awesome. The tour guide was enthusiastic about the work. Also the film's are very interesting not only for firefighter.

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Thank robbor570
Ennis
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Having read about smoke jumpers, I was really excited to be able to visit this facility and take the 45-minute guided tour. Such brave men and women! There is also a small exhibition area with a few videos to watch. A highlight of our trip through Montana.

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