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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
406-646-7001
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Visitors to this animal and nature center learn about and view grizzly bears and gray wolves in their natural habitats.
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Great time for the whole family and very educational.Was there in the morning and was able to watch most of the animals forage for food..will definitely visit again!

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Woodland, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Nice little "zoo" in West Yellowstone. Grizzly bears (several but they rotate them), two wolf packs, and several birds of prey (eagles and owls) on display. The bears here are also used to "test" bear proof garbage containers and there is a small exhibit area where the containers that "lost" are on display. Nice gift shop...most everything is way overpriced... More

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

My family took a day off from Big Sky. Despite Yellowstone being closed, as it does late every March, we drove down to West Yellowstone. Between the Discovery Center and the Shooting Gallery, we had a great day. Also, you do drive through part of Yellowstone Park to get down to West Yellowstone. We saw Moose, bald eagles, Elk, Mountain... More

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Missoula, Montana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is one of those places that you fall in love with on your first visit and you never forget. For me, it is a place I love to go where I can watch the animals and reflect on them as well as myself. They are so beautiful and entertaining. Take the time to watch some of the videos being... More

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Bozeman, Montana
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This is a very interesting place and our children love it. We could spend much time watching the wolves and bears. This place isn't like a zoo & you can tell the staff really tries to keep these animals as wild & natural as possible. The staff seems to have a passion for what they do which is infectious.

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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

the staff at the center has done a very good job making this an educational experience for all ages. There aren't many places you can be within a few yards of grizzlies and wolves. The naturalist was knowledgeable and patient, all in all a very good experience

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

This was a highlight of our trip to Yellowstone and was right across the street from our hotel (Grey Wolf Inn). Visited with my daughter on a frigid day in January, but the bears were very playful and we were able to take awesome video of their wrestling match. Also, magnificent views of the wolves from less than 30 ft... More

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rapid city, sd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

We visited in winter, but the bears were not hibernating so we were able to see several grizzly bears and 3 or 4 wolves (the wolves were all sleeping the whole time we were there!). I think the most interesting thing about the live animals is when they let the bears out (they change the bears that are out about... More

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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This is the most amazing place - an opportunity to see these wonderful creatures up close, watch them interact and find out about their lives. The staff at the Center are wonderful, knowledgeable and friendly. I've been there four times now and I'm from Australia.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

This is a beautiful sanctuary; filled with gorgeous animals and educational information for all ages. The staff is friendly and well informed, and the animals have lots of space and appear to be very well cared for. We were there one day in between rainstorms, and went back inside to hear a lecture on birds of prey - fantastic... then... More

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