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Ponca Elk Education Center

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Address: Main St, Ponca, AR 72670
Phone Number:
+1 870-861-2432
Fee: Yes

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Extremely educational for everyone

The people assisting here are so informative and friendly offering all kinds of tips on where to see the Elk, and the different sights to see in the area. They have a very nice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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288 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Nice education center that kids would find interesting and helpful. Nice simple hands on exhibits that peak your interest in the wildlife of the area.

Thank Hoach
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122 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The people assisting here are so informative and friendly offering all kinds of tips on where to see the Elk, and the different sights to see in the area. They have a very nice gift shop with some outstanding wildlife and scenery books! Lots of stuffed animals and puzzles and animal games for the kids. Plus, the display of items... More 

Thank Kayece
Hoyt, Kansas
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Can see elk almost everyday close to the road. So watch for cars to be parked along the road and sometimes stopped in the road as people get out to take pictures.

Thank Jeri C
Cushing, Oklahoma
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We came away refreshed with a few sticks of elk jerky, and other items, plus, valuable information about the natural surroundings and Elk relocation, and some local history of Ponca. Interactive kids and adult exhibits. Moderate space packed with lots of resources, and nice gift shop. Limited Seating to rest and watch indoor displays & outdoor birding. Immaculate, well maintained... More 

Thank DebaL620
Park Hill, Oklahoma
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59 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

This is a very well maintained center. Lots of history of the area, animals that live in the area, maps, guides, gifts.

Thank 85Mick007
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Lots of "stuffed" animals. Good information on the local elk and where to see them. We did go back to where they said in the evening and saw several elk. Definitely worth the stop.

Thank Kelli M
Hammond, Louisiana
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

Very nicely done education center. There are many displays and quite a few displays encourage you to handle them. There's a collection of plaster cast of tracks and pelts from the local wild life among other things.

Thank lorangerhoney
Gassville, Arkansas, United States
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98 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

A free center to stop in and see what is in the area. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Provided good tips and maps.

Thank intoreality
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33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Interesting place for basis education on elk and other local wildlife. Unfortunately, when we were there, the female on duty was more interested in flirting with a park ranger than answering our questions. Her comments were curt and tone did not invite further inquiries. This does have plenty of hands on for children to experience.

Thank Cheryl R
San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The center is nice and they have a good variety of things to look at inside including paw prints and stuffed elk. The river runs behind the center and there are birdfeeders out back with nice colorful birds to take pictures of. They tell you when and where to look for elk but we did not see any on our... More 

Thank 23Lester45

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