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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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Nice tour

Great place to spend some time checking out the visitor center and going on a guided tour of the... read more

Reviewed 1 December 2017
Fortyfivefifty
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Boston, Massachusetts
"Meet the brave"

We called in here in September when there were wild fires all around.They still had the time to... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2017
ger w
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Welshpool, United Kingdom
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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 December 2017

Great place to spend some time checking out the visitor center and going on a guided tour of the campus. Really liked that tours are free of charge. I learned a lot of interesting things about wildfire management and what it takes to be part...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2017

We called in here in September when there were wild fires all around.They still had the time to show us what these brave men do.We followed our guide through their daily routine and heard they were on a 11 minute call out.Most of them expected...More

Thank ger w
Reviewed 27 September 2017

We thoroughly appreciated our private (after season) tour of this vital facility. Our guide Emma Hawn was enthusiastic and knowledgeable of this elite service. Everyone should take the time to thank firefighters everywhere.

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Great tour. Very informative tour of actual staging ground for smoke jumper for fire fighters. We even had a couple of fire fighters on lo an to the area join the tour

Thank Susan B
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is a must if you are in Missoula. The tour doesn't take long and is very well done. You are actually touring a working facility and although we didn't get to see one, you could witness a fire call and see the smokejumpers in...More

Thank Tessa F
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Learned a lot about the brave smoke jumpers tour was surprisingly informative and you can see the smoke jumpers at work go on the tarmac with the planes very cool.

Thank Ajohn845
Reviewed 20 August 2017

This place turned out to be one of the highlights of our two week trip to Montana and Idaho. Getting to see exactly how the smokejumpers train, prepare their packs for a jump, and then carry everything out of the fire zone was fascinating. We...More

Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I actually fly one of the airtankers working out of Missoula's Aerial Fire Depot and always love to go over and take the tour and hear about the Smokejumpers and what they're up to. Lots of neat history there!!!!

Thank DaleDale2
Reviewed 3 August 2017

This is a very casual but interesting and informative tour. If you are looking for something to do in Missoula it is worth the time. You get to tour the actual facility where the smokejumpers work and see their real equipment. There are even a...More

2  Thank GStrange
Reviewed 1 August 2017

The tour starts hourly with information about equipment as you are gathered around a mannequin dressed in fire gear. Topics covered are on how fires are fought, and the role the very specialized smoke jumpers play in the early phase of fire incidences to prevent...More

Thank Lorene L
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cnspostma
13 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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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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