Calendar of Events

So Much To See, Do, Experience, Learn...

There’s always something interesting going on in Elk Country, outdoors and inside our brand new Visitor Center. We stay busy informing, educating and even entertaining our guests all year long. Here are some of the latest events to make a note of:

 Weekend Programs 2013

All programs at 1pm


 Saturday March 29:  “Ospreys and Eagles”.  Enjoy an informative PowerPoint on these majestic birds of prey, which have made a comeback to our area.  Learn about their unique physiology, life cycles, and migratory patterns as you appreciate this Pennsylvania conservation success story.  (1:00 p.m. in Discovery Room).

April 5th - “ Hands -on Children’s Activities”:   Join the Elk Country Visitor Center staff as we host a variety of  hands- on nature activities for children.  These programs will engage topics such as safety in Elk Country, comparing North American deer families, and learning about ecosystems and food chains.  Before you leave make sure you test your knowledge about the PA elk herd by participating in the board game “Harem Hunt”.

April 12th- “Pennsylvania’s Beautiful Trout”:  Today is the first day of fishing season! Join us for an informative presentation on the various species of trout found in our mountain streams and lakes.  Learn all about the Rainbow Trout, the Brown Trout and, of course, our State Fish, the Brook Trout.

April 19th- “ Rabbits and Hares of Pennsylvania”:  Help celebrate Easter at the Elk Country Visitor Center as you enjoy a special program about the different species of rabbits and hares that inhabit the state.  After the program participate in some “Easter theme” make and take activities. 

April 26th-  The Land Down Under”:   What land can lay claim to being both a continent and a country, as well as having kangaroos, wallabies, boomerangs, and didgeridoos?  That’s right, it’s Australia.  You are invited to a special program on Australia and New Zealand with our Guest Presenter, Mr. Robert Bolt.  Bob, a retired educator, is not only an avid outdoor enthusiast but a “world traveler”.  Having spent a month in Australia and New Zealand, he has many amazing facts, photos, items, and amusing, entertaining anecdotes to share as he toured the major cities, deserts, the Northern Wetlands, and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia, as well as the Glaciers and other fascinating geographical points of New Zealand.  Don’t miss this one!


 The Elk Country Visitor Center is operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit conservation organization.  We are located at 134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA .  Please use 950 Winslow Hill Road in your navigation system.  For more information call 814-787-5167, or visit us at

**Please no Pets on the trails or on the Center grounds. 
Please leave them at home for their safety and the safety
of our wildlife.**

4D Story Theater Shows (approximately 22 minutes)
Admission: $3.00  |  Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour.

Searching for an exciting new way to see elk?  Horse drawn wagon/sleigh rides will take place at the center on Saturdays and Sundays, weather permitting, elk are often seen on property.

 To ensure your space on the person wagon, call the day prior 814-787-5167 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting            814-787-5167      end_of_the_skype_highlighting to reserve a spot!

Elk Country Visitor Center

134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821

April – May: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm (closed Tues & Wed)

**Closed Easter Sunday**
June - August: 7 days a week 8am – 8pm

September – October: 7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
Grounds open Dawn til 8pm
November – December: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm Closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

 January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm

**Closed Easter Sunday



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