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Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum

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Siskiyou Base Smokejumper Museum

Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum. Like many of the other reviewers my wife and I had heard of the... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
leighb464
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Kensington
Important stop for local and national history

The cowboy poet, John Doran, was docent today and bursting with pride to not only point out his... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2018
Zipster16
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Seattle
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The Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum is a 501C3 nonprofit organization based in Cave Junction, Oregon. Its main organizers and board members include many of the original Siskiyou Smokejumpers as well as community members and aviation enthusiasts...more
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30904 Redwood Hwy, Cave Junction, OR 97523-9663
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Siskiyou Smokejumper Base Museum. Like many of the other reviewers my wife and I had heard of the smokejumpers in name only but knew none of the details about how they operated. Wow! Are we glad we stopped at the museum near Cave Junction and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

The cowboy poet, John Doran, was docent today and bursting with pride to not only point out his much younger self in the photo exhibit but spin tales of how to extract oneself & parachute from the top of a tree, the role of the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I had a wonderful experience during my tour. Having lived in the area for many years it was very nostalgic. Our guide was very informative and took us through all the buildings. The grounds are lovely and well kept. So much great history. So many...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

One of the volunteer members and former smoke jumper stationed here, Rob, did a great job going through the service and the collections. He had a wealth of knowledge and expertise that we couldn’t find in too many places in this country about an invaluable...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

One of A Kind. Make it a point to visit & learn American History. You Will Not Be Disappointed! Easy to find & close to highway. Individuals who have "resurrected" & preserved the site & history have done a Marvelous job. Thank You, RMS

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Gary gave us a wonderful tour. The museum did a phenomenal job of showcasing this hazardous and critical business and honoring the heroes who have been a part of this. Excellent!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank rlhill2018
Reviewed 26 July 2018

While driving on Hwy 199 we noticed a marker with the name of the museum. Because there were so many active fires in the area it immediately attracted our attention. As we pulled up in the parking lot we were met by Gary Buck, a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank robertcW501JD
Reviewed 16 July 2018

We have been here from Pittsburgh with my sister and her husband from Germany after discovering the place on the internet. We expected a museum but got a one on one amazing insight into the work and experience of these daredevils who jump from airplanes...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank kasperlundseppl
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

Driving back to Medford up Highway 199 and saw this sign for “Smoke Jumpers” museum. I asked my boys (14 & 17) do you want to stop? They said yes it sounds like it could be interesting. So glad we stopped. Interesting is an understatement...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Mike L
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Fun. Had cool pictures. Three different buildings showing different things that are all so cool. And two different planes the Smokejumpers used. It was all just so cool. Me and me three kids loved it so much. Thank you so much Siskiyou Smokejumper Museum!

Date of experience: July 2018
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