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Elk Country Visitor Center

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Address: 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821
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The Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier location for viewing elk and...

The Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier location for viewing elk and other wildlife in Pennsylvania. The center offers interactive exhibits and displays and encourages a 'hands on' experience. Our 4D story theater immerses guest in the history of Pennsylvania elk and the Pennsylvania Wilds. Our gift shop sell Made in the USA product, many of those by local artisans and product makers. The best time to view is early in the morning or in the hours before dark. Elk are wild animals and you can't be promised you will see them.

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check out the statue outside, and be sure to take in the movie inside the center. if the elk aren't out in the fields, head up the road a little further.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 November 2016
Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
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Saint Marys, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

check out the statue outside, and be sure to take in the movie inside the center. if the elk aren't out in the fields, head up the road a little further.

Thank 1hedogfather
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were hoping to see elk and were not disappointed. There was a herd in the woods right by the parking lot. They just hung out for a while. The visitor center is nice and there are some paths to walk to possibly see the elk. Apparently the elk could just be walking the path with you as we did... More 

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Visited the Elk Country Visitor Center in November. Although the leaves were past their peak, it was beautiful on the way in and in the park area. The Center has many stuffed animals that were very interesting. Enjoyed the mountain lion and bob cat. Stuffed squirrels, fischer, stuffed elk, etc. The buffet in the next building was reasonably priced and... More 

Thank Bluebirdsinging
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful building with nice exhibits kept kids' interest. Glad we saw the 30 minute show. Grounds are amazing - well worth the stop.

Thank PIT867
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect stop while visiting the area to view elk. They have a great deal of information on elk in general as well as where to find elk in the area to view. The movie that they offer is well worth the three dollars. It is in 4D and is very well made and informative. Almost every time... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Visitor Center was interesting and very educational. Get there early or late for a better chance of seeing elk. We didn't see any on the monitors at the visitor center, but saw some by the side of the road after about 30 minutes of driving on back roads

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Berne, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Largest concentration of free elk in the East. Elk reintroduced in the early to mid 1900s. Now about 900. Whole area is banking on elk population for tourist dollars. Fine building and grounds. Best viewing of elk in late afternoon. Explore the exhibits earlier.

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Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place to visit and learn some valuable information about the Pennsylvania Wilds. Highly recommend the movie feature. Also a lot of interactive information for young and old to do. This is a must to do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This trip was so worth it! We were doing a fall get away and stopped here! This was our first time to ever see elk! The visitor center is a great with all sorts of interesting things. There's a camera set so you can watch on a television screen the activity in the fields. We saw 5 elk so we... More 

Thank Roseann M
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Nice to place to view Elk . You can always take a Horse Drawn carriage ride too. I like to take the back country roads to view the Elk. I seen well over 300 2 years ago there. This October less than 30.

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