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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: (406) 586-8893
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Best bears in town

It's great to go and see how well these bears are taken care of to watch them as they play and interact with each other. Casey Anderson has done a great job.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It's great to go and see how well these bears are taken care of to watch them as they play and interact with each other. Casey Anderson has done a great job.

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Weston, West Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We went to see the grizzlies they had 4. The famous one Bruce. They also had a small gift shop. I liked the fact it was a small place that was owned by an individual but I wish they would've had more to do.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Didn't mind paying the entrance fee as you can come and go for 48 hours. Different bears come out at different times of the day so we went in the morning to see Bella the baby and in he afternoon to see the adults. They all seem like very spoilt and content bears and listening to the stories about how... More 

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Williston, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The Bears activity level made it very entertaining. The staff was welcoming, engaging, informative and fun! I suggest that you call ahead and check the times of day that they rotate Bears into the enclosure so you can see a few different Bears they have. Also, the price is fair.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

These four bears all have been "rescued" and the guides share lots of information about grizzly bears. Admission ticket was $7/person and I can't remember if there was a price per loaded car or not. Anyway, the ticket allows for a 2 day visit. This is nice because the bears come out at different scheduled times. Just like kids, not... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Awful......These bears are so accustomed to human interaction, as are the wolves, that you don't see their true nature. It's pathetic, really....I wouldn't go again. The docents there give completely UNTRUE information about the animals it makes me ill.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Bears are well cared for, don't be dismayed by the exterior, inside the bears have space to move and enrichment activities. Good information from staff. Bears have all been rescued. Cannot be released into the wild.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The grizzlies were staged so you don't see them all at one time. But the folks talking about them were full on personal information and worth listening to.

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Billings, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I'm from Montana. I've seen lots of grizzly bears. I have three kids. My wife and I have taken our kids to lots of Zoos. We have never been to this place, prior to this visit. It was small, and I was not sure what to expect. As soon as we arrived, we had a tour guide approaching us ready... More 

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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We visited here for a short time during our stop over in Bozeman. We'd read some very bad reviews about this place so we though we would take the opportunity to look at this ourselves when the weather was not so good. The site is just about 10 miles out of Bozeman on the main highway and well signposted. As... More 

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Address: Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: (406) 586-8893
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman

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