We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Yellowstone Bear World

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440
Phone Number: (208) 359-9688
Improve this listing

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 255 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 134
  • 79
    Very good
  • 23
  • 8
  • 11
Fun for all ages

Our family of 5 stopped at Yellowstone Bear World on our way to West Yellowstone. My two younger children ages 14 and 8 participated in feeding the bear cubs. They had a blast... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Add Photo Write a Review

255 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family of 5 stopped at Yellowstone Bear World on our way to West Yellowstone. My two younger children ages 14 and 8 participated in feeding the bear cubs. They had a blast. It was pricey but worth it. I just wished my older son was able to participate. The activity was full and he graciously let his younger siblings... More 

Thank bluekanati
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Family talks about the "old days" seeing lots of bears close up in Yellowstone. We were lucky to see some this vacation in Yellowstone, albeit not as close and as fun as seeing them all over the place at this attraction. It was really amazing, plus a white elk and a moose which we didn't see in Yellowstone. These bears... More 

Thank KC_travel_enthusiast
Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Bear World in September 2015 whilst staying at our last stop in Yellowstone at the end of a 4 week US trip. We have traveled a lot and been to many wildlife parks and Bear World is definitely one of our favourites. Bear World is very interactive, you can do things at your own pace... More 

Thank ClareandMichaelPerth
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This place is really neat for kids. I did have a concern because when we drove in there was a wolf laying on the road that appeared to not be well. All in all though, it was very cool to see the animals in a natural environment. It's an experience I remembered from my childhood and my daughter is still... More 

Thank Patti S
Havelock, North Carolina
Level Contributor
38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

the only reason I didn't bottom the place in reviews was that there were animals present. My husband was so anxious to go and get a good look at the different bears (black and grizzly) if I hadn't been so angry at being ripped off I'd have felt sorry for him. We paid almost $40.00 for the 2 of us... More 

Thank lupin06
Courtney F, Owner at Yellowstone Bear World, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Unfortunately, I wish I could have addressed your concerns during your visit. However, please afford me the opportunity to address them here. I am glad that you and your husband came to visit. As to your concerns about the "elk range" there is only one bull on exhibit due to the time of year and... More 

Level Contributor
17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

During our a week of Yellowstone trip the only disappointment was not able to see a bear and this was filled by visit to Bear world. There are 63 of them and the best are the cubs playing actively. The drive through is a great experience, couple of bears are resting on the road.

Thank Krishna C
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

A nice little unexpected attraction right off I-20 south. there you can see a white deer and experience up close view of bears, wolves, deer and more.

Thank Thoussaint E
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The money is not worth it! I felt sorry for the animals and if you want to see wildlife go to Yellowstone. This place is a waste of money and time!!

Thank Melanie U
Courtney F, Owner at Yellowstone Bear World, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Of course I am concerned that you did not enjoy your visit. Please let me assure you that the animals are part of our family and are cared for as such. I only wish we could have spoken during your visit so we could have addressed your concerns. More 

Level Contributor
145 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I have been to Bear World several times when we had relatives come and visit us. I just recently went in order to see the bear cubs before they get ready for hibernation. Nothing is cuter that seeing and holding one of those bear cubs. Just the opportunity to drive around the loop and see the animals is breathtaking. I... More 

1 Thank Doc-squat
Level Contributor
21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

My husband and I took our four nieces here. They loved it! Lots of animals to see! Great place to visit.

Thank wbourland

Travelers who viewed Yellowstone Bear World also viewed


Been to Yellowstone Bear World? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Yellowstone Bear World and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
9 months ago
3 months ago

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Yellowstone Bear World staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?