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Yellowstone Bear World

6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440
(208) 359-9688
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Rexburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: Idaho's #1 wildlife attraction. A drive through wildlife park featuring North American wildlife...
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Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: 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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Opelika, Alabama
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Layton, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We spent a very enjoyable afternoon at Bear World on our way to Yellowstone National Park. We did the drive through first and ended up making three loops at different times during our visit. I expected to see some animals, but not as many as they had and not as closely as we did. The first section of the drive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

This is a super fun location for a quick trip. You pay to drive around and see a whole lot of animals. The great thing about that is that you can go around more than once. The petting zoo is great. GET SOME FUDGE!! Amazing!! All around a great place!

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California
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

If your travel plans take you out the west entrance of Yellowstone, be sure to stop in Rexburg at Bear World. This is a large animal park of many acres that you can drive through if you like. You should also experience feeding the bear cubs. Although the babies are born in the spring, by the time we were there... More 

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Oregon
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

After a long week of business meetings my group went here for some down time before heading back home. I loved it, between being able to see the animals up close and personal. We were able to just relax and have fun. This is something I would love to be able to come back too again and again. The only... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Yellowstone Bear World is a drive-through zoo-type attraction. Yes, you will see bears, although the attraction is open during the day when the bears mostly sleep in man-made culverts, so most of the sightings are of sleeping bears' backs. There were a few that were sitting on the fenced in perimeter, but not much activity to see. In all fairness,... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Was staying in nearby Idaho Falls and on my trip to Yellowstone National Park I decided to stop here at Bear World after reading the reviews. The drive thru safari was great got to see alot of bears & cubs in addition to some other animals. The bears was the highlight for me. You can drive thru the park as... More 

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Provo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We were in town visiting family and decided to take the kids to Bear World. I was against it initially because I go to Yellowstone National Park every year and I prefer to see animals in the wild versus in a game park. Having said that, I was impressed with Bear World. They do have a lot of different animals... More 

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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We were with some friends at Yellowstone National Park and they ran across this place in a brochure. We went and had a wonderful visit. There are bears all over the place as you drive through. There are also other wild animals in the park that are fun to watch. As long as I followed the rules of the park... More 

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