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So Much To See, Do, Experience, And Learn

So Much To See, Do, Experience, And Learn

There’s always something interesting going on at the Elk Country Visitor Center. We stay busy informing, educating and even entertaining our guests all year long.

Weekend Programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center

August Weekend Programs

Sunday August 1st, 2 PM Elk Talk
Join us in learning about the variety of ways elk communicate. You will learn how to accurately distinguish vocal calls of elk and recognize non-vocal communication while learning how to safely view elk in Elk Country.

Saturday August 7th, 2 PM Elk Explanations
Elk are interesting animals! Do you have questions about these large mammals? Then bring your questions and join us at the ECVC as we explain all of elk’s mysteries!

Sunday August 8th, 2 PM Insect ID
Join our staff to learn about insect identification. We will cover what classifies a bug as an insect, and identification on some common insects in Elk Country.

Saturday August 14th, 2 PM Welcome to the Rut
The mating season for the elk is upon us, join us at the Elk Country Visitor Center as we learn all about the unique behaviors that elk display during this time of the year!

Sunday August 15th, 12 PM to 2 PM Make and Take Tree Cookie Craft
Join us to decorate your own tree cookie with your favorite elk country design!

Saturday & Sunday August 21st & 22nd, Elk EXPO
The event of the year is here, the 2021 Elk Expo! Join in the fun by visiting the Elk Country Visitor Center August 21st and 22nd. There will be plenty of food, live music and vendors. Also, check out Elk for a complete list of educational programs that will be going on throughout the day. Our Staff will be teaching a variety of things from paracord survival, Pennsylvania snakes and shed hunting. There is sure to be something for everyone!

Saturday August 28th, 2 PM Elk Walk & Talk
Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often inhabit these fields. We will be covering topics such as what elk eat, where they spend their time, and how each season brings something different.

Sunday August 29th, 2 PM Monarch Butterfly
Ever wonder how monarchs are surviving in this world in this decade? Do you know how you can help save their population? Come join this program so you can understand how butterflies add beauty to our environment and how you can contribute to their survival.

4D Story Theater Shows 

Admission: $5.00 | Under 5 years: Free
Theater runs on the hour and half hour (approximately 23 minutes)


Weekend Wagon Rides 

Searching for an exciting new way to see elk? Horse drawn wagon take place seasonally at the center–weather permitting. Elk are often seen on the back side of the property where only these tours go. For information, click here.

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

Saturday July 3, 2021 1-3pm  Elk County Cruise In

Elk Country Visitor Center

950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821


April – May: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm
(closed Tues & Wed)
June – August: 7 days a week 8am – 8pm
September – October: 7 Days a Week | 8am – 8pm
November – December: Thursday – Monday | 9am – 5pm
(closed Tues & Wed)
January – March: Saturday & Sunday Only | 9am – 5pm
Closed: Easter, Thanksgiving, 1st day of Buck, Christmas*, New Years* (*close at noon on eve of)



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