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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: 14065868893
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Description: Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational...
Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
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Close grizzly bear viewing

Only one to two bears out at a time (every 1 1/2 hours), but you can return free of charge on the next day. The staff is very informative and more than happy to share stories of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 4, 2015
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Royal Oak
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Royal Oak
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7 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 NEW

Only one to two bears out at a time (every 1 1/2 hours), but you can return free of charge on the next day. The staff is very informative and more than happy to share stories of the rescued bears. The admission money supports the bears. I enjoyed it.

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Great place to view bears. They have been rescued and cannot go into the wild again. The bears play in a large enclosed area with a pool and come out at different times. It was a lot of fun watching them, especially in the pool. You feel as if they are actually in the wild. Easy to take photographs. There... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This place is about the caring and protection of the bears. They provide valuable information to protect yourself if you ever have an encounter with a bear. It was great to meet Bella. Take your time to visit if you are driving in this area.

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Apopka, Florida
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I visited Brutus, Sheena, Maggi, and Jake in September 2014 and returned in June 2015 to see them again but also to see Bella for the first time. The Montana Grizzly Encounter is an amazing place with amazing people dedicating their lives to caring for these bears to give them a safe, caring, fun place to live.... More 

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Billings
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We arrived at 10:30 this morning. They had one bear out, but told us Brutus would be out this afternoon. We just came back and their gate is closed at 4:30 due to weather. It rained earlier, but is nice out now. We bought 5 tickets and feel completely ripped off.

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Ami T, Owner at Montana Grizzly Encounter, responded to this review

My apologies to you and your family. We were forced to close down due to heavy down pour rain, high winds and lightning. The safety of our customers and bears is a high priority to us. We continued to have dangerous storms off and on until after our closing hours. We do realize this unfortunate situation took from your visiting... More 

Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Love this Place! There are 5 bears in total at the sanctuary. The baby bear Bella comes out herself in the morning and in the evening and the other 4 come out in pairs in the afternoon. Each bear has a unique personality so its great if you can visit a couple of times so as to experience all the... More 

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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Awesome staff that really takes the time to answer questions! I felt very unrushed and able to ask all the little questions about the site, the bears there, and bears in general. Bears were close and even my little ones enjoyed watching the bears. Not a long visit - this is not a huge site - but they let you... More 

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Orange, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Don't let the 'sketchy' out buildings deter you. This is a rescue and education sanctuary for up to 5 grizzly bears who were either held in captivity or abandoned. Well done with excellent docents provide detailed information. Go.

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Springfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited Montana Grizzly Encounters during a week long trip to Montana. We had a great experience. Friendly, passionate staff run this Grizzly sanctuary. The bears are taken out of very disturbing situations and brought to the sanctuary to live out their lives with compassionate caretakers. It was great to hear their stories and to know that... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Fantastic place to see the bears safely up close. Great view of the bears in their area. Excellent staff who were very courteous and informative.

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Additional Information about Montana Grizzly Encounter

Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: 14065868893
Location: United States  >  Montana (MT)  >  Bozeman
Average Prices: USD 7 - 7

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