Smokejumpers Base Aerial Fire Depot

5765 W. Broadway
Missoula, MT 59802- Map It
Phone: (406) 329-4934

AAA Editor Notes

Smokejumpers Base Aerial Fire Depot is 7 mi. w. to 5765 W. Broadway, next to Johnson-Bell Airport. Displays include dioramas, artifacts, videos, photographs and exhibits about U.S. Forest Service firefighting and the history of smokejumping. Tour guides lead tours of the smokejumper base and the visitor center and describe in detail the training, preparation and practice of smokejumping as well as challenges in wildland firefighting. Visitors may have a chance to speak with smokejumpers or see them suiting up to go out on a fire. Guided tours are available.
Hours: Daily 8:30-5, Memorial Day-Labor Day; by appointment rest of year. Tours are given at 10, 11, 1, 2, 3 and 4.