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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 Basics

New to learning about elk? Join us for the basic breakdown as we learn about elk history, elk ecology, and elk behavior. Are you a seasoned “Elkspert?” We...

2/1 2pm
Groundhog Day

Did you know that since the year 1887 the most famous of all groundhogs, Punxsutawney Phil, has seen his shadow 104 times? Come and learn many other facts...

2/2 2pm
Turtles of PA

Join us as we learn about the different species of turtles that inhabit Pennsylvania and Elk Country. Learn about the Midland Painted Turtle, the Wood...

2/8 2pm
Elk Explanations

Have burning questions about elk? Wondering how elk are managed? Perhaps you have a question on their favorite foods or habit? Maybe you’d like to know how...

2/9 2pm
Let’s Talk Turkey

Join the Game Commission’s Environmental Educator to learn all about one of the largest birds in North America. Enjoy an interactive presentation on turkey...

2/15 2pm

Recent Events

Elk Basics


Walk this Way


Elk Antlers


Elk Escape Room


Recent Activity

Elk Country Visitor Center

Elk Country Visitor Center posted a photo 1/7/2015