Smokejumper Visitor Center

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The Smokejumper Visitor Center is located in Missoula, Montana, home to the largest smokejumper base in the country. The Smokejumper Visitor Center provides a unique and interactive opportunity to learn about this demanding and important occupation. The free tour of the facility includes a visit to the Smokejumper loft, the ready room, and the National Smokejumper memorial. There is also a gift shop and museum, which includes a fire lookout tower originally built in 1930. During the summer, Smokejumper aircraft are also present, and visitors may even see Smokejumpers dispatched to a fire.

Tours are available at 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm daily. The tour takes approximately 45 minutes and is free of charge.

During the winter, please call 2 days in advance to schedule tours, 406-329-4934 or 406-329-4900, or email us at

Hours & Season Year Round


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group reservations required

reservations accepted

walk-ins welcome


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