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Bear Country USA

13820 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
605 343 2290
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Ranked #7 of 34 attractions in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Enjoy a leisurely 3-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills Beauty. From the comfort of your... more » Owner description: Enjoy a leisurely 3-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills Beauty. From the comfort of your vehicle view black bears, wolves, elk, buffalo and other wildlife! After your drive-through tour, walk around Babyland where young and smaller animals frolic in the outdoors. Dine at the Cub Grub Snack Shack or shop in the Bear’s Den Gift Shop. « less
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Wheaton, Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

This was awesome! So fun to stay in your car and watch live bears walk along and in front of your car. Others are seen pretty up close and in person. Brochures say keep windows closed, but when you get there it says to keep them closed during the bear section. You will get great pictures! All the animals are... More

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Lakewood, Colorado
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The kids and adults loved this. They had, lions, tigers, bears, deer, elk, that was very close to our car. You drive through it and take those pictures.

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

First, the pricing - we were there at the end of July 2014 and pricing was Adults $16 ea, kids $10 ea. We paid $52 for 2 adults and 2 kids. This isn't your typical drive thru safari where you roll down your windows and feed the animals as you drive thru. In this one, you keep your windows up... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

The drive-thru was crowded and moved very very slowly. The area where you park and get out and walk to see the other animal exhibits was excellent. Huge gift shop, too.

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Earlham, Iowa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

People need to be more courteous and pull to the side so the traffic doesn't get backed up so long some people take 15 minutes to take pictures of bears

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed Mt. Rushmore a lot, but perhaps the highlight of our cross-country trip was Bear Country. I took lots of videos to bring home. Buffalo, Mt. Goats, huge bears! They have it all. Watching the baby cubs play was a top highlight indeed!!

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Beaumont, Texas, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This drive through wildlife park was fun to visit. We saw quite a few animals and were able to take great pictures. We enjoyed the walking exhibit as well.

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Thornton, Colorado, United States
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

We arrived around 4:00 in the afternoon, and it was quite hot outside. (85-90) We were pleasantly surprised to see most of the animals were active and alert. When we turned the road and began to see the bears near the water hole, it was amazing. Bears everywhere! Several even crossed the road in front of us. The absolute best... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The driving area of the park did leave a bit to be expected. The animals were quite visibly warm, and most were molting due to the warm temperatures. If the person in front of you wants to stop and take tons of pictures you may be in for a wait. But the "Babyland" area was worth the wait. The smaller... More

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Farmington, New Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We had been to other drive through zoos. This did not start out too good but then we started see bears everywhere. Bears by the road, bears walking around, bears eating, bears sleeping. It was great. The cubs in the enclosure were so much fun to watch

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