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Montana Grizzly Encounter

80 Bozeman Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
(406) 586-8893
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Ranked #8 of 19 attractions in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We stayed and watched the bears for about an hour. They ran, ate, and layed in the shade. It was fascinating to watch them froma safe distance. They went about their business but were keenly aware of our presence, too. Very knowledgable people provided a lot of information and the bears, their diet and how they live daily. Quite interesting... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The positives are the guide was very educational, funny, and did a good of explaining everything about the bears. It was great that they didn't put any pressure on the bears to do anything other than be themselves. The bears were very close to the fence and were not shy. Brutus and Sheena were active and Brutus tried to engage... More

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Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had been to another grizzly place near Yellowstone and were really disappointed with the price and what we saw. The price here was $20 for our family of 3. 2 bears were out and sleeping when we got there because it was so hot. Luckily the girls working brought out frozen berries and threw them into the habitat and... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We went there last year and it was really good. The people helping out there are nice and friendly. You can go away and come back without paying additional entrance fee. You might want to do just that as not all bears are in the yard at the same time. The owner was helpfull, even giving us some ideas of... More

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Norwalk, Iowa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I would have liked to known there were only two bears and how tiny the facility was before I paid as I spent way to much money for what we got to see. It was obvious the people really love bears and they are well taken care of. I like how they are rescue bears and the storys they tell... More

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Austin, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I loved this exhibit. It is not big, but it is clear the caretakers both know and love the bears in their care. All the bears are rescues from awful situations and are no longer capable of living in the wild. I did not mind paying the entry fee (good for two days), as it will further support the bears.... More

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East Norwich, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

A must see experience...It is worth the money..I would recommend going to see both sets...Bears we're very active and staff was very informative...and most of all the bears were well cared for...

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Bozeman, Montana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

What a wonderful place to see grizzly bears up close. These are all rescue bears, and the staff (especially Bill) does a great job educating the guests on bears, how to stay safe in bear country, and bear facts. There are 5 bears (with one being a cub), and they don't all get along, so they are out 2 at... More

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Mt. Athos Peninsula, Greece
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Paid admission , was told after paying their would only be 2 bears out at a time, but could come back & see the others the next day. We felt we were mislead on what was advertised. Not really worth the admission payed.

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Bend, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Took our son while visiting Bozeman. He is 14 so you know how hard they are to please, but he/we really enjoyed it. Could have sat for hours and watched the bears. Definitely will go back if we have the chance.

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