Bearizona Wildlife Park
Bearizona Wildlife Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Bearizona is a Wildlife Park featuring a drive through area as well as a walk through area. View animals in natural habitats during your drive. Check out more animals on exhibit in the walk through. There are several animal shows throughout the day.
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my82pink
San Diego, CA205 contributions
Sep 2022 • Family
***I would strongly recommend getting a car wash before you come so that your windshield and side windows are spotless to take clear photos/videos.

If you’re in Flagstaff/Williams area, you must stop by Bearizona! It’s like being in the African safari but in your own car with the windows up.

Admission cost $35 per person during the weekday. Senior or military discounts takes off $5. Their hours vary. Check their IG for real time data. I had planned for over a month and when I arrived at 4pm, they were closed yet their website was not updated. I checked their IG and turns out, they changed their hours for the season that went into effect that day.

The drive thru course is 3 miles and you go super slow. We saw reindeers blocking our path and coming up right beside the driver’s side. I’m praying that their antlers doesn’t hit and scrap the car. Heard wolves howling and running beside our car. Saw bears in their caves. So much wilderness that you’ll need to experience yourself.

Follow the path and pay attention to the side paths that will see “Enter” or “Do not Enter”.

When you get to the end, you can go back again as many times as you like. Or there’s a walking pathway once you park your car. More animals to see and restroom facilities.

There are a few eateries like the cafe, food truck or sit down. This place is incredible. The gift shop is enormous. Walk area is paved, handicap accessible.
Written September 18, 2022
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Bea Kissinger
Costa Mesa, CA54 contributions
Sep 2021
Impromptu trip to Bearizona! Who knew we would come across this fairly new gem... They have been open for about 5 years now. Heading towards Grand Canyon we saw a long line of cars and we decided to see what all the fuss was about.

Enter at your own risk. There are many signs up saying they are not responsible for damage to your vehicle because animals will and have come very close.

What a fuss it was. Who wouldn't want to drive through a wildlife park in the comfort of your very own vehicle?? About 20 bucks an adult and we were able to drive through the gates of cute little (well not so little but hey) furry animals. The animals are able to roam freely in their natural habitat - minus the cars. Turn off your music and be amongst the cutie patooties. We saw sheep, wolves, bison, bears and many more! My absolute favorite was seeing the beautiful wolf come so close to my car and grazing it. Felt so surreal! Also, seeing the bears climb trees and splashing around in the water was amazing.

Once you are done with the 3 mile stretch you come to a parking lot and you can either choose to leave or walk through the park where they have food, a beautiful newly renovated gift shop and more animals!
Written June 22, 2022
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Carlee C
78 contributions
Nov 2022 • Family
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but we had the best time! Our son, 3, especially loved sitting on my lap in the front seat driving through the zoo. We heard the wolves howling and saw lots of bears. Came during the Thanksgiving holiday week, and while busy, didn’t feel overly crowded. Cars moved at a good pace through the drive through zoo and we loved the walking area of the zoo, especially the jaguars, bear cubs and sea otters. Everything was clean and nice and the gift shop was huge (complete with a pressed penny machine). We were surprised and impressed with this place - definitely check it out!
Written November 23, 2022
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TheRealJTForReal
Hopkinsville, KY476 contributions
Jun 2022
Man I'm really torn on this one. The effort to have a nice wildlife exhibit is obviously there but it was incredibly expensive for what it was. It was a hot day as well, which kept many of the animals seeking cover, which I can't blame them for that. The drive thru bear exhibit was really cool because they were moving a lot. they have a drive thru area and a walk thru area....you need to get both to get your monies worth.
If you have no limits on funds and have the time to go on a cool morning when the animals are all moving about, it may be worth the visit, other wise I'd probly save it for another time.
Written June 24, 2022
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Clint B
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
I think the people leaving reviews on tripadviser give 5 stars too easily- the whole point is to be honest so that it’s actually useful for others planning their vacations…. I don’t know how any rational person could give bearizona anything more than 2 stars. It’s over priced, the animals look unhealthy, quite a few exhibits weren’t even open, the driving part is horrible- you have idiots that stop to take pics and hold up the line, if you want to see reptiles, jaguars, or bobcats those exhibits are closed. Why pay sea world prices for a wannabe zoo- the animals would be better off if they were given to a zoo and this place just closed down
Written June 7, 2022
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Sarah B
Morgantown, WV60 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Our hotel recommended this so we thought we would give it a try. It was amazing! The animals are not trapped in little cages - they are right in the same space as you and you can have windows down for all except the bears and wolves. However even the bears were so close and it was fun to spot some sleeping in the caves as well. You can also drive through multiple times. It was less cars when we first got there but drove again in the afternoon on our way out and animals seemed more active and social. A deer even came to say hello! We watched a cute animal show inside the park as well- who knew a vulture could have such a personality?
Written October 11, 2022
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Allison O
Cypress, TX54 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
My husband and I stopped here on our way into Vegas from Williams. It was $25.00 for each of us. There is a drive through section where you will see the bigger bears, wolves, reindeer, and bison. If your going in the summer, I would recommend you get out there before 10:00 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m. We got there close to 10:15 a.m. and the majority of the animals were just starting to nestle into their caverns for the day. The wolves were still out and some of the bears were still waking around. The bison were out but they were mostly huddles in groups sitting down. We still got some great pictures. The walk through section of the park was nice as well. They have bathrooms, a restaurant and gift shop area as well as some smaller animals to see. The smaller bears were very lively and we got good photos of them playing around. The jaguars were sleeping in the little caves. The peering zoo part was closed due to COVID but you could still see the goats and sheep. There are water filling stations near the bathrooms and they also have little beer, water and juice carts by the otter area. The gentleman at the entrance was very nice and informative. I didn’t catch his name but he knows a lot about the animals. I would definitely recommend checking out the park if you are in Williams.
Written July 8, 2020
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Ivette N
Port Saint Lucie, FL27 contributions
Sep 2020 • Solo
I do enjoy these type's of parks and I did compare this park with the one in South Dakota (not the same name). Bearizona is a let down. Too crowded and this was on the drive through; for a 3 mile drive it took more than an hour. Not to many animals to see on the drive through, I, then went into the park and it was very crowded and a number of the pens were either closed or under construction. I'm looking at it as bad timing. But for the cost of $25.00 which goes to feeding and grounds up keep I'm willing to over look it or not.
Written September 21, 2020
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Mel Coop
Yuma, AZ170 contributions
May 2022
We headed to the Grand canyon for memorial day weekend. The day we drove up, we stopped at Bearizona, and im so glad we did. It was really cool.
It wasn't busy there at all, we got there about 2pm friday. The have a military discount so it was like 50$ and they let you drive around as many times as you want to. We drove around twice and then walked around the park. We also ate at the little place as soon as you walk in. We just got some chicken and cheese fries. The animals were pretty active for it being mid day. I would go again in the future.
Written May 31, 2022
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Kirk S
Prescott, AZ3 contributions
Oct 2020 • Couples
Bearizona itself is worthy of a 5 star recommendation but we went on a Saturday afternoon and the traffic during the drive through the wildlife area was bumper to bumper. It took almost 2 hours to drive through a little less than 3 miles. In spite of MANY signs to keep moving, roll up your windows, etc., many people were stopping for long periods of time with windows down to get the PERFECT photo of the animals, thus holding up the 3 mile long line of cars behind them. Bearizona staff really need to be more proactive in keeping the cars moving. I was worried about overheating my vehicle which took away from viewing the animals.
Written October 4, 2020
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