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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 information on wildland fire fighting and smokejumpers.

This is a must see if you are ever in the area. Caps and shirts are for sale. It is easy to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Doug R
Smokejumper visitor center has limited hours. Call ahead.

Was closed. Call ahead to schedule a tour. Usually someone is willing to give a tour but visitor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
IDtraveler81
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Grangeville, Idaho
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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 1 week ago

This is a must see if you are ever in the area. Caps and shirts are for sale. It is easy to find being near the airport. There is a wide verity of lodging and restaurants near.

Thank Doug R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was closed. Call ahead to schedule a tour. Usually someone is willing to give a tour but visitor center is not funded with a permanent staff. Was able to watch training jumps by accident from parking lot along with neptune aviation tankers taking off for...More

Thank IDtraveler81
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This facility is out of town a ways but worth a visit as it tells the history and formation as well as the organization of the Missoula smoke jumpers. This is a small museum but has a lot packed into the small space. one of...More

Thank David M
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A small center, but packed with a lot of history and artifacts relating to smokejumpers. During the summer there are opportunities to visit the smokejumper loft and see the aircraft that are used in firefighting. A great place for young and old.

Thank GSallie
Reviewed 26 February 2017

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.

Thank AZRoadqueen
Reviewed 14 February 2017 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...More

Thank cc j
Reviewed 6 February 2017 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

Thank DaleDale2
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank chicaletta
Reviewed 13 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!

Thank kathyterrell
Reviewed 19 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...More

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cnspostma
Will the Center be open for visitors and/or tours during the middle of Sept.?
14 July 2016|
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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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EXPASTRYCHEF
When I was growing up in Montana, the Smoke jumpers from Missoula were rated as the best in the nation, Does this still hold true?I have some friends here in Idaho that I would like to explain a few things to!
25 September 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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