Calendar of Events


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.


Elk Country Visitor Center

July 2024 Weekend Programs

Saturday, July 6th, 2pm Fantastic Fireflies

      Summertime in Benezette is a little extra bright at night thanks to these friendly insects lumineers. Come and enjoy a presentation on Pennsylvania’s state insect and what makes them so unique. Learn about their importance to our planet and how you can protect their nightly habitat. Maybe you’ll even get a chance to catch a few whiles camping in elk country.

Sunday, July 7th, 1pm Archery Basics

Have you ever shot a bow and arrow? Whether you are a seasoned pro that wants a little extra practice, or a beginner that wants to learn how to shoot a bow, come join us on our archery range. Weather permitting.

Saturday, July 13th, 12-4 pm PA Mushroom Foraging

Members of the Central PA Mushroom Club will be onsite to provide information on mushrooming in our part of the state. We will forage on the grounds of the Elk Country Visitor Center and then identify the mushrooms found. This will be a great educational event!

Sunday, July 14th, 2pm Amazing Antlers: Confessions of a Shed Hunter

        What’s the first thing you notice when you see a deer or elk? If you said antlers, you aren’t alone. Join Game Commission biologist Jeannine Fleegle to learn about these fascinating appendages and why she has a love/hate relationship with them.

Saturday, July 20th, 2pm Nature Trail

       Join a PA Game Commission Intern on an informative walk to explore the Elk Country Visitor Center Trails and the plants and animals that live here!

Sunday, July 21st, 2pm All About Bats

            Come learn all about the world’s only true flying mammals! We will discuss some common misunderstandings, their biology and behavior, and why they are so beneficial to us. Learn how you can help these helpful animals in your own backyard.

Saturday, July 27th, 9am-6pm Elk Expo

          There will be numerous ongoing educational programs, seminars and activities during this event. Visit for more details.

Sunday, July 28th, 9am-5pm Elk Expo

          There will be numerous ongoing educational programs, seminars and activities during this event. Visit for more details.


If you have any questions, please contact our Con Ed staff at (814) 787 – 5173                      

Emails: Ben Porkolab –                                                                     

            Hunter Horning –

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, tickets go on sale the day of starting at Noon. In person sales will come first. Once the line has ended, we do accept over the phone reservations at (814) 787-5167!


Elk Country Visitor Center

950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette, PA 15821


January-March: Sat. & Sun. 8am-4pm

April-May: Thurs. through Mon. 8am-4pm

June-August: 7 days a week 8am-8pm

September- October: 8am-dusk

November- December: Thurs. through Mon. 8am-dusk


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