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Yellowstone Bear World

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Address: 6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440
Phone Number: (208) 359-9688
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Description: Idaho's #1 wildlife attraction. A drive through wildlife park featuring...
Idaho's #1 wildlife attraction. A drive through wildlife park featuring North American wildlife including: rocky mountain elk, bison, white-tail deer, rocky mountain goats, moose and of course american black bear, grizzly bear and gray wolves. Wildlife are free roaming in natural habitats as your drive through in the comfort and safety of your personal vehicle or RV. Park also includes: bear cub exhibit, interactive petting zoo, fish feeding deck, amusement rides, cafe and gift shop. Guided tours and bear cub feeding experiences also available.Open daily Mid-May through Mid-0ctober.
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Bear cubs, need I say more?

This is a park were the visitors are "caged" (in their cars) and the animals walk freely. You'll get to see several species of bears as well as Wolves, deers, and others. They... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Sarpsborg, Norway
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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

Cost $17 for an approximate 20 minute drive through to see animals in a very limited captive space. Extremely overpriced for what you get and also very sad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

As fun as it is to toss bagels to Bears out the window and feed baby Cubs this place is completely unethical and we will not be going back. First of all, all their bears are bred and raised in captivity for profit. Not a single bear is a recued animal. I know because I flat out asked them. The... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

loved the sight of the animals...hate the concept of captivity...The variety of animals are pretty cool but the trip was kind of short for the money...the kids loved the petting zoo and the lil rides at the end

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florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This place is a joke. Wild animals should be left alone. There is not enough space for the amount of animals in this "free-range" attraction. "Free-range"!? You can't call keeping something from leaving "free-range." Being allowed to feed and pet the bears is also outrageous. That idea just makes stupid people think its okay to approach animals in the wild.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Had so much fun. Got a great deal on Mother's Day weekend! Fun to drive through and see the Bears up close. My favorite part was seeing the bear cubs running and wrestling. Will definitely be going back again! Already recommended to multiple friends.

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Rigby, Idaho
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went twice in the spring/fall of 2014. In the spring the bears were mostly all snoozing in their dens. When we went back in the fall though they were mostly up and active it was really awesome to see them so close. The cubs were adorable both times though, running playing and being rambunctious! I would say this place... More 

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Sarpsborg, Norway
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This is a park were the visitors are "caged" (in their cars) and the animals walk freely. You'll get to see several species of bears as well as Wolves, deers, and others. They also have a petting zoo. We paid extra to feed the cute little cubs, there were six of them when we were there. Fun for children of... More 

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Midvale, Utah
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love Bear World. I have been there several times and am always impressed. You are guaranteed to see bears, and will likely see wolves too. Do yourself a favor and pay to do the feeding excursion. They take you in a large truck and you can throw food at the animals. You can get AMAZING photographs of the animals... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

15 dollars per car, you can see bears, deers, and other type of animals. It is fun if you go with children. At the end of the tour, children can play with animal's calfs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Had a super good time. Loved how close the animals got. The tour was pretty good. I like Yellowstone more. .. but this was fun too. Albino elk was awesome. Love the baby bears.

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