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Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Missoula

#1 of 13 in Parks in Missoula
Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Acres Protected and Enhanced

More than 7.2 million acres

Number of Acres Opened or Secured for Public Access for Hunting and Other Outdoor Recreation

More than one million acres opened and secured

Number of Permanent Land Protection, Habitat Stewardship, Elk Restoration, Conservation Education and Hunting Heritage Projects

More than 10,000 projects

Areas Where We've Restored Long-Absent Elk Populations

Kentucky – Eastern coalfields

Missouri – Peck Ranch Conservation Area

North Carolina– Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Ontario – Various locations

Tennessee – Cumberland Plateau


West Virginia

Wisconsin – Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest

Number of Members


Number of Chapters

More than 500 in the United States

Number of Volunteers

More than 11,000
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  • Sadly the foundation is closed Indefinitely due to flooding and renovation. Not all is lost though. There is a 1/2 mile loop trail with interesting signposts regarding elk. I recommend you walk this.....  more »
  • Visited here on our past trip to Missoula, it was awhile ago but wanted to just say how great of a time we had. Very interesting and hope to visit again soon when we can!  more »
  • This is a great little stop in Missoula. I suspect it is under visited because it is tucked away in the north side of I90. If you are into wildlife, preservation or hunting it is a worthwhile stop. They have really nice collection of large animals and an exhibit where kids can touch feel different animal hides, feel the weight of antlers and hear many of the sounds associated with elk. They have a cool animated map the shows how the different elk herds migrate, taken from real tracking data. They also explain how hunting is used to help manage herds and keep the population from growing out of control. They have several videos targeted to different ages. There is a nice path through the woods outside. Signs along the path explain how the different plants and environs support elk in the wild. Overall in interesting little stop. My kids enjoyed it and would probably visit again if we had a little more time, especially for the outdoor hike.
  • Great interactive displays. Never thought I would hear Elk call inside a museum or watch the various herds migrate through Yellowstone. This museum should be required before Yellowstone for anyone interested in the Yellowstone wildlifeSeeing the full size mounts with a message of conservation was outstanding. This museum is great. We were warmly greeted by the receptionist.
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