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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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Cute little bears

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

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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Rigby, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

we bring friends and relatives here when they come to visit. Its cool to be able to feed the baby bears and to see all the animals. better environment for the animals then a zoo.

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Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great family fun! Probably best for pre-teens but older kids and adults will really enjoy it too. It's about 1 hour and 30 - 45 minutes from Jackson, Wy area -- depends on traffic, road conditions. They are only open from mid-Spring to sometime in October, close for the winter. Direct interaction with several animals (birds, deer, etc) in a... More 

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El Paso, Texas
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Bear World isn't too far from where I live. However, I hadn't visited it in years. I have to say I was impressed with the improvements. It is probably better for younger kids, but the teenager enjoyed it too. Since it is next to impossible to see bears in Yellowstone, this is a fun alternative. Feeding time is particularly fun!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Fun for the whole family. My husband enjoyed Yellowstone Bear World, and even our toddler was amazed at the elk and bison that we saw. It was reasonably priced and is a must see!

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Pasadena, California
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We are totally planning on going back another time for a repeat visit! Where else are you going to get that close to a bear, without fearing for your life? We went in October, so it was already pretty chilly to be hanging out outside, but we still had a really fun time. I about froze when I saw the... More 

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Battle Creek, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

It was hot so I assume the adult bears were hiding as we only saw about 8 bears. The petting zoo which had a deer, chickens, goats that area was very crowded and the store which was nice was so crowded we left. We brought our 7 grandkids last year we visited Bear Country USA near Rapid City SD which... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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85 reviews 85 reviews
43 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Yellowstone Bear World may be a tourist trap but I LOVED it anyway! We stayed in nearby Idaho Falls the night before and got to Yellowstone Bear World as they opened the gates the next morning. We wanted to get their early to avoid the crowds and so we could get on the road early. The park itself consists of... More 

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Opelika, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I took my grandchildren to Bear World and we had a great time. They loved it. We did the extra attractions which cost extra money but it was well worth it. My 9 and 7 year old feed the baby bears . The younger children loved the petting zoo and feeding the animals in there and they loved the rides... More 

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tallinn
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

we enjoyed the park just a week before the bears started to spend their sleepy winter. such a great place. absolutely lovely animals, very friendly and young stuff. they offer a short guided hourly tour in a van, so this is really a must-do. before visiting check the opening times, as they are more or less closed during late autumn... More 

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