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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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Very informative and interesting

Really good visit, learnt a lot and very helpful given we went out hiking several times. I felt... read more

Reviewed December 13, 2018
London, United Kingdom
Loved the grizzlies

I went here not sure what to expect but the setup for the grizzlies was well done. You could get... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
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Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Reviewed December 13, 2018

Really good visit, learnt a lot and very helpful given we went out hiking several times. I felt more comfortable and prepared having listened to the tips about how to behave in bear country.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank TanyaS63
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

I went here not sure what to expect but the setup for the grizzlies was well done. You could get real close to them and get some great pics. The staff was very knowledgeable about grizzly bears and they had a nice souvenir shop. I’d...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

Had to go see the big bears on our trip through Bozeman. Happy to support the care of these rescued bears. The owners do a great job using this experience as a way to educate about bears and bear safety.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 12, 2018

If you weren't lucky enough to spot a grizzly in Yellowstone, this is the attraction you don't want to miss. You are literally less than 25 ft from these mugging & playful bears, separated by an invisible moat. I was tempted to let my friends...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Abogadanancy
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Provides up close encounter with wild bear. Only one in viewing area at a time usually. Very educational and informative about bears in their natural habitat.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank mgeverett77
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I needed a break from our drive cross country so we stayed in the area to see Yellowstone. After one day in Yellowstone we wanted to do something local to where we were staying in Pray Montana. I had a fear of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank AnnieP1189
Reviewed October 28, 2018

Not huge but so interesting. Great talk given by staff and you are really quite close to the bears. Only one, sometimes two bears are out at a time. Such fun to see them and cute gift shop. These bears have been rescued from the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018

I stopped here out of curiosity more than anything else. The $8 admission fee was worth the hour or so I was there. You can even bring your cat or dog to see the bear if they are well-behaved. The owner of this sanctuary spread...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John1971NC
Reviewed October 21, 2018 via mobile

We stopped here on our way home from Bozeman and were impressed with the bears and trainers. Was a nice break from the drive. The kids loved it.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jaimie B
Reviewed October 17, 2018

A rustic grizzly bear rescue center with viewing of only one bear at a time. We saw Bella about 30 feet away eating a carcass and after about 20 minutes climbed up on a huge rock. The other bears were in individual compounds that had...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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December 20, 2017|
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Response from Susan W | Reviewed this property |
About an hour, maybe less. Very interesting and the bears are beautiful.
November 7, 2017|
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Response from tinman273 | Reviewed this property |
All months. Spring: 10am - 6pm Summer: 9am - 7pm Fal: 10am - 6pm Winter: 10am - 4pm "Montana grizzly encounter" all one word.
September 27, 2017|
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Response from christine s | Reviewed this property |
You can stay as long as you want and also return the next day. Cost is $7 and there is a gift shop to browse.