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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

December 2021 Weekend Programs

December 4th @ 2:00 – Elk Country Ornaments

Christmas is upon us! Join us and let your creativity shine as we work on some fun Christmas Crafts.


December 5th@ 2:00 – Elk Basics

Join our Conservation Education staff as we learn all about out Pennsylvania elk herd. How did they get here? Have we always had elk? How many are there and where are they? Find out all this and more during our program!


December 11th @ 2:00 – Fishers

Learn about this unique and elusive animal’s history and original range in PA, and why it became extinct in our region. Also, gain insight on how it was successfully reintroduced to PA and is once again flourishing in the state.


December 12th  @ 2:00 –Pennsylvania Owls

If you are wondering WHOOOOO is flying in your back yard, come and join our staff as we present on Pennsylvania Owls and their cool adaptations.


December 18th @ 12:00-2:00 – Elk Country Escape room

Escape rooms are all the rage these days and our staff has designed their own! Think you have what it takes to escape. In this free escape room our elk biologist Molly Werner has gone missing and we need you to help search her office for clues to her whereabouts. The program will run every half hour from 12-2pm and is free of charge. You can pre-register by emailing or by calling 814-787-5173.


December 19th @ 2:00 – Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer

Are you curious about elk and their cousins? Join our staff to learn about the four North American members of the Cervidae family, their similarities and differences.


December 25th @ 2:00 – Christmas Day

Merry Christmas to all! The Elk Country Visitors Center is closed.


December 26th @ 2:00 – 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!


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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