Smokejumper Visitor Center and Guided Tours
The Smokejumper Visitor Center is open from Memorial Day through Labor Day 7 days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the Visitor Center, tourists can see many displays explaining firefighting procedures, smokejumping history, and other fire related issues.
In addition, there are several short educational videos and an actual fire lookout from 1937 that visitors can enter.
Guided tours of the jump base are given 6 times daily at the following times:
The tour is 45 minutes to an hour long and takes visitors through the working facility of the smokejumpers. The tour takes an in-depth look at the profession of smokejumping and allows visitors to learn about jump gear, parachutes, cargo and aircraft.
Visitors traveling in small groups do not need to make prior reservations to take e guided tour of the smokejumper loft. Larger groups of ten or more people should call in advance and schedule a private tour.
Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center
5765 West Broadway Street
Missoula, Montana 59808
Located in Missoula, take Airway Boulevard Exit and follow signs to the Smokejumper Base located ½ mile west of the airport.