Yellowstone Bear World

Yellowstone Bear World, Rexburg: Hours, Address, Yellowstone Bear World Reviews: 4/5

Yellowstone Bear World
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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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. Wildlife are free roaming in natural habitats as your drive through in the comfort and safety of your personal vehicle or RV. Park also includes: bear cub exhibit, interactive petting zoo, fish feeding deck, amusement rides, cafe and gift shop. Guided tours and bear cub feeding experiences also available.Open daily Mid-May through Mid-0ctober.
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Techroamer
Portland, OR17 contributions
Jul 2021
We stopped by at this place during a trip to Yellowstone national park. We spent our first day visiting Grand Teton and our stay at Driggs was located equidistant from the national park and from Bear world
We got there at just about 9 am when the gates opened. We went early as we really wanted to do the bottle feeding and we weren't able to find availability online. So if this is something you want to so recommend you reserve a month ahead online or show up early. There's only 2 walk in tickets per slot, that's 4 for the entire day.
We started with the drive thru. We could see a ton of deer, bison and bears walk right up to us. The grizzlies were in enclosures but plenty of black bear hanging around by the road.
We then visited a petting zoo.it was a good testing ground to see if my 8 yo would be ok feeding a bear cub! The petting zoo had 3 deer and a fawn, 2 pigs, 3 goats and several chickens, ducks
We visited a butterfly exhibit that was temporarily setup. This was a really cool experience. With a few nectar sticks we purchased at the entry to butterfly haven we were able to get a several buttery attracted .
Finally at 10:50 it was time for the bottle feeding. After a brief instruction all the participants were walked into the bear cub enclosures. There were 6 cubs and each participant was given few minutes opportunity with each of the cubs. There were trainers to support each participant during the feeding and also another one coordinating among the participants and taking professional photographs. A lot of interesting facts were shared by all the trainers and they were very knowledgeable. Overall this was great experience for kids.
We ended the day with few amusement rides followed by another drive thru. We definitely saw more animals earlier in the day than we did at noon. The entire visit took about 3 hours including the bottle feeding
Written July 27, 2021
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David and Josie
Shoreview, MN885 contributions
Sep 2021 • Couples
We stopped here and had a great visit for the $25 per person fee.The drive through the park is about 25 minutes long and you can go through it as many times as you like.You can see grizzly bear, black bear,moose,elk,mule deer,bison and deer.They have over 70 bears.The park has plenty of baby bear that you can feed for an extra fee of $55, photo included.There is also an excursion tour where you can feed the big bears,elk and deer for a $12 fee, food included.The park fee includes unlimited rides in which adults can also ride.It also includes the petting zoo area where you can purchase food for .25 cents.We spent five hours here as we also has a picnic here as they have many picnic tables.They have a gift shop and plenty of parking..We recommend highly.
Written September 8, 2021
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Richard L
Corona, CA1,222 contributions
Jun 2022 • Friends
We were not sure what to expect on this drive-through attraction but it was really well presented. Also the petting zoo fish and ducks we’re all available for the kids to pet or feed. The bear cubs were particularly entertaining. You could pay extra to let your kids feed the bear cubs from a baby bottle. Loads of fun.
Written June 20, 2022
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DP
2 contributions
May 2022
We arrived at 4:25 with the understanding the park is closed at 5pm. My sister has a season pass and was told there is no entrance for pass holders after 4pm. Apparently single day people could still go through. This made no sense that the park would offer preference to non-season pass holders. Most season passes offer additional benefits, not reduced. I would equate this practice to be due to poor management. The vibe there wreaks of poor management. The park itself is amazing to see the wildlife up close, the cost is very high for what you get though.
Written May 20, 2022
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PTPT
Louisville, KY523 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
It wasn’t worth the $100 we paid. The animals are far away and you can’t stop to take pictures. You can’t roll down your windows. It was too small of a venue for the price even though you could go through multiple times. Not worth the money.
Written July 26, 2021
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Christine R
Logan, UT235 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
I was a little hesitant because the prices have gone up over the years but I am SO glad we did this. Go early, right when it opens to have less crowds and more active animals. We spent 4 hours here! We went through the drive thru part 4 times and each time saw new things and enjoyed the bears right up by our car. So cool!! The petting zoo is small but enjoyable. We also liked the butterfly haven, for $1 you can get 3 qtips to dip in nectar to "catch" the butterflies. Another thing we loved was watching the bear cubs being fed bottles and playing with each other. There was also a fun gift shop. There are a few small rides but definitely not for anyone over 10yrs old Plan for quite a while here and you will definitely get your money's worth!
Written July 23, 2021
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Kefox527
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Aug 2021 • Couples
Basically Tiger King Joe Exotic except for bears. Terrible almost scarring experience. Animals had no access to fresh or running water. Animals seemed malnutrition-could see ribs on several deer, elk, and bears. Metal shields were around all the trees so animals could climb on trunks or eat leaves. Several bears were seen with wounds or in distressed pacing and bobbing their heads. Teenage kids running the “gates” acting like “park rangers.” Left immediately and contacted PETA, Humane Society, and local officials. Appalling humans treat animals this way with regard for another living thing.
Written August 6, 2021
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Jenny C
Las Vegas, NV148 contributions
Sep 2020
I visited here last week while in the Yellowstone area and I can't say enough how great an experience this was! Upon arrival, we booked the truck ride where we did the drive through part of the park with a staff member. This was great value for money! On this tour, we got to throw bread to the bears which was super cool. After this, we got to bottle feed the baby bears (separate ticketed option). This was a very closely monitored experience with only a handful of people and 1 keeper per bear. It's clear how much they love these little guys, so as we were called up one by one, we were given information about each bear along with very clear instructions on how to hold the bottle of milk. After feeding the first 3 cubs, we went into a second enclosure to do the same for 3 more cubs. This was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience that became the highlight of my trip!
Written September 14, 2020
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Marisa C
12 contributions
Sep 2020
Honestly, I don't know why someone would ever compare this to Tiger King. There is no "cub petting" like the reviewer below suggested, you help bottle feed the babies with their handlers (A normal routine of theirs) and you have your picture taken as you stroke their head a few times. This is a far cry from playfully petting them.. The handlers keep them from gaining inappropriate habits during feeding time. This facility is excellent for bears, one of the best that I've been to! The keepers are extremely passionate about their work with the bears and my husband and I were so pleased with how much space the bears have to just roam around. The baby bears were ADORABLE! They get to experience playtime and enrichment with one another. The handlers were giving us interesting facts about each cub as they were bottle fed and the cubs connected with their keepers so nicely. I was never given the impression that any animal in this facility was upset, neglected, or anything of the sort. The deer in the petting zoo were also a joy, I even got boxed in by the supply shed like I was "The chosen one" or something! This is a great opportunity for kids to see some animals they might have missed in Yellowstone as they're allowed to wander around freely.
Written September 9, 2020
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ScubaDave16
Highland, IN904 contributions
Sep 2021
We know how unlikely it is to actually see a bear in the wild so we thought we'd do this attraction and see some .

It consists of a drive through wildlife park of sorts.

i think we paid $53 for 2 of us in a car.

The road winds around and crosses in and out of different habitats. The bear habitat had probably 30 bears in all. most were lounging around near the food. but some were up and about.

The actual park isnt all that big, but the winding roads kinda make it seem bigger.

They had some elk and deer as well.

There was also a moose enclosure, but it was off to the side and they were hard to see.

you are not allowed to stop (everyone did briefly) but you can go around again as many times as you want.

There was a big gift shop and petting zoo and stuff that we skipped.

If you want to see bears this is the place. As with many of these parks, your entrance fee helps feed the animals so there's that.
Written October 7, 2021
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