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Yellowstone Bear World

554 Reviews

Yellowstone Bear World

554 Reviews
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8-Day Pioneer Tour of Yellowstone Grand Teton
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6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440-4405
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Jenny C wrote a review Sep 14
Las Vegas, Nevada121 contributions40 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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wlc782017 wrote a review Sep 14
Bucyrus, Ohio129 contributions14 helpful votes
Definitely worth the 1 1/2 drive it took us to get here. You can drive thru as many times as you want. Animals are not caged up they have plenty of room to roam and it’s fun to see them right up at your car. There is a petting zoo you can feed and pet deer. Gift shop is great and has very good fudge for a good deal!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Shonrogers wrote a review Sep 12
Idaho Falls, Idaho5 contributions
This was an unplanned stop while dropping our son off at BYU-I. The park entrance fee was a bit pricey at just under $25 per person, but you can drive through the park as many times as you want for the day. We saw mountain goats, deer, elk, bears, moose, and bison on the drive through portion. We also did a guided excursion through the park where we got to feed the animals from a truck. The park also has a petting zoo area, amusement rides for younger kids, and a gift shop. We made 3 drive through in the park plus the excursion, which is an additional $11.95 per person. Me, my wife, and our 18 year old son enjoyed our time at the park.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Marisa C wrote a review Sep 9
12 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jerry B wrote a review Sep 8
Branson, Missouri1,267 contributions322 helpful votes
The little kids and big kids should find this place a special life memory. You can drive through the animal park or take a tour in an open bus with food to feed the bears. The Oscar Meyer Weiner Mobile was there. Mrs Idaho was there too. This was a destination as part of our 7 state driving vacation. We visited some 30 years ago and revisiting was very special.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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