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“Doesn't take long” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Black Forest Bear Park and Reptile Exhibit - CLOSED

Black Forest Bear Park and Reptile Exhibit
8160 South Main Street, Helen, GA 30545
706-878-7043
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Owner description: Come meet our pretty lady grizzly, OB. She'll pose for you, as long as you keep tossing apples and strawberries to her!
Knoxville Tn
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97 reviews 97 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Doesn't take long”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

This exhibit doesn't take long to go through if you're in a hurry or you can stay longer if you'd like. Some of the bears were resting but a few enjoyed putting on a show for their slices of apples. It's worth a visit!

Visited August 2012
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12 reviews 12 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Not bad for the cost.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

We stopped here on a rainy morning before heading home, just looking for something relatively inexpensive to do that was indoors. We weren't expecting much, but were pleasantly surprised. Admission is only $5 each, with the reptile exhibit being a dollar or two extra. Food trays to feed the bears were only a dollar each, and the kids really enjoyed feeding the bears, so well worth it. Bears were pretty interactive. Reptile exhibit was worth a few bucks also. Seeing the whole place probably took less than an hour, but we enjoyed it, and thought it to be worth the inexpensive cost.

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Jensen Beach, Florida
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6 attraction reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“so very sad - sorry I went”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Wish we didn't go. Can't get the sorry images out of my mnd. So very hot, bears laying in a tiny bit f shade. I'm sure even the tiny pools were hot. Please don't go as this lace needs to be shut down now.









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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Something to do”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

It was raining when we arrived to Helen so we were looking for something to do indoors with the kids. We came across this place by chance and it was perfect for what we needed. There is not much to the place, it almost looks like a scam from the out side but they really do have live bears. We had a 4 and 5 year old with us and they loved it.. They got to feed the bears, they climb poles and are very playful. There is a pretty good gift shop down stairs where the exotic reptiles are. Not a must do, but something fun to do if you have to kill 45 min. Its relatively cheap ($20 for four of us)

Visited July 2012
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Columbus, Georgia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Good times”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

Family had a great time here, really not interested in the reptiles to much but the bears were great. The bears would do tricks like waving, begging, praying and climbing, some of them would even pose in different position for the camera. Really a good fit for all ages.......

Visited July 2012
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