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Yellowstone Bear World

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Loved the bears

Since moving to Rexburg we had to check out this local attraction.They have a nice collection of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John B
Rexburg, Idaho
Bears bears bears!

We came here primarily so I could bottle feed a bear. Bears are my favorite animals and I'm a... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Livingston, Montana
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  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“bison”(54 reviews)
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Idaho's #1 wildlife attraction. A drive through wildlife park featuring North American wildlife including: rocky mountain elk, bison, white-tail deer, rocky mountain goats, moose and of course american black bear, grizzly bear and gray wolves...more
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6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440-4405
+1 208-359-9688
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed April 13, 2015

I love Bear World. I have been there several times and am always impressed. You are guaranteed to see bears, and will likely see wolves too. Do yourself a favor and pay to do the feeding excursion. They take you in a large truck and...More

5  Thank jedigirl77
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed May 16, 2015 via mobile

As fun as it is to toss bagels to Bears out the window and feed baby Cubs this place is completely unethical and we will not be going back. First of all, all their bears are bred and raised in captivity for profit. Not a...More

18  Thank MrsNicker
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since moving to Rexburg we had to check out this local attraction.They have a nice collection of animals and it was cool to see bears walk by your car. The petting zoo was nice and the baby bear pen was soo cute. The gift shop...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were celebrating our 20th anniversary and was so awesome to find out they were as well. Our family had so much fun. The drive thru park is a thrill. The petting zoo was one of my favorite places. I got kisses on my cheek...More

1  Thank Ang H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We learned about this at the hotel. We didn't expect to find a place like this. It was such fun. Be sure to take explorer tour with a guide through the park. You will get history, treats, and goodies to feed the bears. Unlike Yellowstone...More

Thank taxwriter
Reviewed October 7, 2018

We came here primarily so I could bottle feed a bear. Bears are my favorite animals and I'm a sucker for that sort of thing! We live a few hours away but it was worth the trip. The cubs were adorable to watch and I...More

Thank sequoia04
Reviewed October 6, 2018

I stopped by Bear World after a meeting in the area. I Enjoyed seeing all the animals. Price was a bit high, but glad I did it. Even have one bear come up to the car and licked the bugs off my bumper

Thank James D
Reviewed October 2, 2018

We found this place while having vehicle repairs done nearby. It is actually about an hour drive S of Yellowstone Nat'l Park. So glad we gave it a try! It is a small drive-through (use your own vehicle) Safari/zoo that houses bison, elk, deer, mountain...More

Thank Sonworshipper
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We did the drive through on your own format. Not exactly exciting but it was cool seeing all the critters. We had the most fun in the petting zoo and watching the bear cubs frolic. There have a deer named Sarge who was very free...More

Thank JanniKona
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

They rescue a lot of the animals and give them a chance at enjoying their lives many of the animals are caged for mutual protection them from us us from them but it’s still awesome to see bears without the chance encounter

Thank Patrick C
Reviewed September 22, 2018 via mobile

This was our second trip to bear world and our small kids- 6,3 ,and 5 months love it. The drive thru is always fun (we go 1st and then before we leave), the petting zoo was great, and our kids LOVE the rides. I wish...More

Thank Brianna G
Reviewed September 22, 2018

When I read about the "park", it sounded interesting but that is an understatement! I highly recommend going on the Wildlife Excursion. They give you a tray of bread to feed the bears who sit up and beg for a piece. Lauren (our guide) was...More

Thank Geneva B
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Brent M
April 8, 2018|
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Response from Valsturm | Reviewed this property |
There is a little (expensive with long lines) hamburger/hotdog stand just past the children’s area. My suggestion is go right after breakfast, take some snacks, spend a long morning, then leave for a late lunch in Rigby or... More
James H
March 11, 2018|
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Response from Valsturm | Reviewed this property |
I’ll look when I drive past there tomorrow. Don’t trust Google Earth—the view of our place is more than four years old.