Smokejumper Visitor Center - Missoula

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

Mailing Address
Not Available

Street Address
Aerial Fire Depot
Missoula,  MT 59808

Phone: 406-329-4934
Fax: 406-329-4955

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

Memorial Day - Labor Day

Summer (June-August):
Daily: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Winter (September-May): Please call 2 days ahead for appointment and reservation.

Cash, Master Card, Personal Check (In State), Personal Check (Out Of State), Travelers Checks, Visa

Group Reservations Required, Reservations Accepted, Walk-Ins Welcome

Air Conditioning, Books, Childrens Activities, Gift Shop, Handicapped Accessible, Instruction, Maps, Merchandise, Parking, Public Restroom, Tour

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