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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

Elk, Moose, Caribou and Deer

Learn about the North American Deer family. These cousins each have unique ways of survival, yet share similar traits with their family members.

9/22 2pm

View an exciting presentation on the history and habits of the beaver and learn a little more about North America’s largest rodent and one of Pennsylvania’s...

9/23 2pm
Animal Track Identification

Learn about various animals in Pennsylvania and the tracks that they leave behind. Afterwards join us for a hike around the center to find some animal signs.

9/29 2pm
Elk Walk and Talk

Join a staff member as we hike the trails around the Elk Country Visitor Center. Learn many interesting facts about the property and wildlife that often...

9/30 2pm

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Elk Basics


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