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Yellowstone Bear World

Address: 6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440
Phone Number: (208) 359-9688
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Rexburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: Idaho's #1 wildlife attraction. A drive through wildlife park featuring North American wildlife...
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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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Pasadena, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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
64 helpful votes 64 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 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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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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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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