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Missoula Smokejumper Visitor Center

Visitor Center
Smokejumper Visitor Center and Guided Tours is Open during business hours

The Smokejumper Visitor Center is currently Open during normal business hours. 

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.

The Smokejumper Visitor Center is currently: Open 

Summer Hours:

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Everyday from Memorial Day to Labor Day (May 29 through September 4, 2023). 

Autumn through Spring Hours:

Visitor Center is Open by Appointment Only by calling (406) 329-4934 to schedule a visit.


Guided tours of the jump base takes visitors through a working smokejumper facility. The tour takes an in-depth look at the profession of being a Smokejumper.

Visitors will learn about jump gear, parachutes, cargo, and smokejumper aircraft. 

Guided tours are five-times daily:

  • Morning: 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. 
  • Afternoon: 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 p.m.
  • Duration: The tour takes approximately 45 minutes to one- hour.

Tour Groups:

  • Small groups do not need to make prior reservations to take a guided tour of the smokejumper facility.
  • Large 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
(406) 329-4934


Located northwest of the Missoula Montana Airport. Take Airway Boulevard, Exit 99 from Interstate 90, and follow signs to the Smokejumper Base located ½ mile west of the airport terminal.