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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Address: 201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone Number: +1 406-646-7001
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Description: Visitors to this animal and nature center learn about and view grizzly...
Visitors to this animal and nature center learn about and view grizzly bears and gray wolves in their natural habitats.
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Better than a zoo!

The visibility of all the animals is great, and they are not shy! We watched 2 bear siblings wrestle it out in the open, and the wolves were running around. They all look very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The visibility of all the animals is great, and they are not shy! We watched 2 bear siblings wrestle it out in the open, and the wolves were running around. They all look very well cared for and the habitats are large and clean. The Rangers walk around giving personalized information. The whole area is nice and open for my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is staffed with caring naturalists who are very helpful and knowledgeable. How cool is it that the kids can hide "snacks" for the Grizzly bears to find right inside their habitat! The animals were very respected and cared for.

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Pocatello, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The bears are on rotation, with a ranger wandering about to give more info. I watched them product test a cooler, which was fun to see a bear tear it apart.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Very fun, the animals are either active or close enough to be able to see them. My favorite part is they have signs and reminders to keep quiet so as to not upset the animals or the other tourists. It's refreshing to be at a sanctuary where kids are actually expected to behave so others can enjoy themselves as well

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Getting up close with a Grizzly Bear and a Wolf was awesome. They seemed totally at home and the whole experience was both enjoyable and educational. They have movies in the Center for you to watch. We felt like we learned a great deal and the staff took their time with each person and answered questions. The gift shop was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We visited the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery during the off season. Some of the exhibits were closed, but the staff was very personable and knowledgeable. This was a great place to get an up close and personal look at some of Montana's predators. Great place to take pictures. My kids really like it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We had a great experience looking at grizzly bears and wolves, upclose and personal. The Center saves these animals and educates the public about these special members of our environment. It is a good value because you get two days for the price of one. I fully recommend this side trip to Yellowstone. Take you camera!!! Great for all age... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What a great opportunity to photograph the grizzly bears and wolves. Because it was winter that was the only wildlife to see. The museum displays were very informative and the staff was quite friendly. We had to be very careful walking around outside the wildlife enclosures due to several icy spots that weren't treated. I almost fell twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is my second time visiting and it seems to be better than the last time. The displays were well done and informative, the live bird show was a must. They rotate through a large selection of bears about every hour so the longer you stay the more bears you will see. The wolves were largely inactive but were resting... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

During our stay in West Yellowstone we decided to make a visit to the wolf and grizzly center. The gift shop had a great variety of items and awesome art. The staff was informative, friendly, and helpful. Our children participated in the young rangers program. They listened to a little lecture about bears and got to hide the food for... More 

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