Great Room


Step into the Great Room at the Elk Country Visitor Center… and enter a world of learning, conservation and fun!

Designed for visitors of all ages and backgrounds, the Visitor Center offers interactive panels and educational displays rich with wildlife knowledge! You will learn all about the seasons, wildlife, history and culture of this amazing Pennsylvania Wilds region. The Great Room features hands-on exhibits, an indoor observation area and even a cozy fireplace where guests are invited to gather and relax.

The Great Room also contains touch screen activities that offer helpful, interactive presentations on plants and animals found within the PA Wilds. A diorama illustrates the elk and other wildlife you are likely to see on our trails. There are spotting scopes and panoramic windows overlooking the fields where elk often gather. You can even step on a scale to see how many humans it takes to equal the weight of one bull elk.

All of the exhibits are designed to bring you another step closer to understanding your wild surroundings. Understanding leads to caring ~ caring leads to stewardship ~ and stewardship leads to having the resource to enjoy for future generations!

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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