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Smokejumper Visitor Center


  • Museum
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 10 and 11 am, 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm 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
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Street Address
Aerial Fire Depot
Missoula, MT 59808 Get directions
Mailing Address
5765 West Broadway
Missoula, MT 59808
Alternate Phone
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Summer (June-August): Daily: 8:30am - 5:00pm Winter (September-May): Please call 2 days ahead for appointment and reservation.
Payment Methods
Cash, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks, Visa
Group Reservations Required, Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome
Special direction map

Special Directions

Located in Missoula, take Airway Boulevard Exit and follow signs to the Smokejumper Base located 1/4 miles west of the airport.