Elk Country Visitor Center

The Elk Country Visitor Center is a premier elk viewing location and home to the largest wild elk herd in the Northeastern United States. The Elk Country Visitor Center is a newly-built facility designed specifically to help you experience these majestic animals year round and to learn more about elk, other wildlife and this amazing ecosystem.  The Center is managed and operated by the Keystone Elk Country Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit whos mission is "To conserve and enhance Pennsylvania's elk country for future generations".  No state funding goes into the operation of the Center.

134 Homestead Drive, Benezette, PA 15821









Upcoming Events

Skull-lock Holmes

Here at the center we commonly get questions about animal bones and how to identify what animal they come from. Test your skull identification skills during...

3/3 2pm
Navigation by Compass

In a world where technology is always at our grasps, sometimes it is nice to get take a step back. Orienteering is a highly valuable skill that isn’t...

3/4 2pm
Living with Snakes

Approximately 50% of our population is scared of snakes. Come learn how to properly identify the venomous snakes of Pennsylvania and some interesting facts...

3/10 2pm
All About Elk

Learn all about Pennsylvania elk as KECA staff will provide you with information about the history of our elk herd, elk physiology and elk behaviors. KECA...

3/11 2pm
Amazing Adaptations

Learn about some of the amazing adaptations animals have developed over time to survive. Afterwards stick around for a fun activity demonstrating how...

3/17 2pm

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