Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

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Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center

Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center
4.5
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Terry S
3 contributions
Smokejumpers
Nov 2019
Had lived in Missoula four years before checking this place out. I was amazed at many of the facts shared by our guide. For instance, they sew their own jumpsuits for themselves and other fire jumpers while in down time. They pack their own chutes and become Spam chefs! Great tour.
Written 18 October 2020
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george c
Coeur d'Alene, ID25 contributions
Very interesting
Aug 2019
Very informative about the history of the Missoula Smokejumpers and how they came about. A great tour of the grounds with a guide explaining everything. A must see if your visiting and have the time, roughly a 2 hr. or less tour, and it's free.
Written 10 March 2020
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PNJ Travels
Montana20 contributions
Interesting!!
Sep 2019
Went here with my kids to explore some things about Missoula we hadn't since we moved up to Montana. This place was very interesting and informative. Highly recommend it!
Written 11 February 2020
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Gary B
Missoula, MT148 contributions
Fantastic For The Whole Family
Jun 2019
The smokejumper center is a great place to visit regardless of the weather outside. A majority of this visit is indoors, so hot days and rainy days will seem the same to you.

You will get an overview of the center and what people do here. See equipment specific to fighting wildland fires and jumping from planes into dangerous situations.

Dependig on the season you visit and the number of fires being fought, you will probably meet a few of the wonderful men and women of the center.

People of all ages will enjoy this visit.
Written 20 January 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,113 contributions
The courageous Fire jumpers
Jun 2019
We really liked that attraction. We learned a lot.

The building of the Aerial Fire Depot and Smokejumper Center has a parachute.

They have gone a long way.

In the past they were watching for fire. Now we can know where a fire is with machines. It is amazing!

Those who jump in the fire have lots of protection. However, fire is always dangerous!

They will go on Canada and the USA.

They exercise often.

They take one box with everything they need to stop the fires. There is also food in that box.

They showed one of the planes and one helicopter.

We learned a lot here and everyone were friendly.

This was our highlight for the day.
Written 8 November 2019
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Thank you for the kind review Robby! It is amazing to see the changes and advances of smokejumping over the years. We appreciate your visit and hope to see you again in the future! Sincerely, Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center
Written 8 January 2020
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cdrh
Grand Rapids, Michigan417 contributions
Extraordinary Place To Visit
Aug 2019
This place is well worth the hour plus to visit. The museum is small with a gift shop. The best part of the trip is you actually get to tour the working areas for the smoke jumpers and you are able to talk with them and ask questions. Part of the tour takes you inside the smoke jumpers plane where you can get a better view of life of a smoke jumper. Located next to the airport with free parking. The tour is free.
Written 28 September 2019
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slpmddvm
Missoula, MT3 contributions
fun and informative
Aug 2019
Tour that delves into history as well as current mission.
Great insight into training and equipment both past and present.
Physical demands placed on these individuals is impressive.
Written 3 September 2019
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Jeff C
Nashville, TN6 contributions
Very cool experience
Aug 2019 • Couples
My wife and I visited and took the hour long guided tour. It was very cool to see how the smokejumpers do their jobs and talk with a few of them. Brave folks. If you have a quick hour and a half, definitely stop.
Written 28 August 2019
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sujim70
Granbury, TX101 contributions
Great FREE tour
Aug 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed our visit to the museum. We arrived just a few minutes before the next guided FREE tour. The tour started in the small visitor center then took us behind the scenes through the smoke jumper facility. We saw where they repair their uniforms & parachutes, pack their chutes, locker area, extra equipment packs, & airplane. Very interesting. Our guide was very informative & willingly answered questions. If she didn’t know the answer, she asked a smoke jumper in the area.
Written 15 August 2019
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Nancy H
3 contributions
Interesting!
Jul 2019
The tour was very informative and entertaining. Our guide was very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 6 August 2019
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Hi Nancy H, We are glad that you enjoyed the tour! Thank you for recommending our facility and tour! Kristine Smokejumper Visitor Center
Written 7 August 2019
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