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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Great way to see some grizzlies

We stopped here on our way to Yellowstone after flying into Bozeman. When we went, there were two... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Elizabeth M
Educational

This is a non profit trying to do some good in the world. Staff is full of knowledge and it was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
vncoar
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bear safety” (26 reviews)
“rescue bears” (18 reviews)
“their lives” (13 reviews)
LOCATION
80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
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+1 406-586-8893
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"their lives"
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"casey anderson"
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"bear country"
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"viewing area"
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"informative talk"
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"fun to watch"
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"natural habitat"
in 8 reviews
"these magnificent creatures"
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"nat geo"
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"safe distance"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We stopped here on our way to Yellowstone after flying into Bozeman. When we went, there were two bears out in the enclosure. We watched them swim and forage throughout their enclosure. A staff member explained their behavior. He also spoke at great length about...More

Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a non profit trying to do some good in the world. Staff is full of knowledge and it was worth the stop. We only stayed about an hour.

Thank vncoar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We learned so much about these bears and bear safety. You can sit and watch these amazing creatures for hours and the staff is very knowledgeable! The pass is good for 2 days so you can give and go to see multiple bears!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I’m glad that this sanctuary exists for these bears that would otherwise have been killed. They have several bears, but said that they only let one at a time out in the outdoor exhibit area. The other bears are in their dens. I would say...More

Thank Bluemermaid25
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t listen to the negative reviews. This is not a zoo people and the bears don’t do tricks... geesh! It is a sanctuary and they use the admission to help pay for the ginormous food and vet bills. (So if you think you paid too...More

3  Thank blarue24
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had some time today so we stopped in to see some bears. What a cool place. The owner was super knowledgeable, friendly and gave a great presentation. They had two bears out and they were really cute. We learned a ton of things and it's...More

2  Thank Stu C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Get the see the grizzlies up close that aren't in a zoo like environment...well cared for ...900lb Brutus was my favorite, very reasonble dollar wise and well narrated.

1  Thank Robert B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought two teen girls to see the bears. They seemed well taken care of and the speaker very knowledgeable.

1  Thank Jennifer M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Read about why these bears are here and the history behind this sanctuary, it was born out of necessity to keep these stunning creatures safe in a protected home so they can live out their lives happy, safe and contented. Your entry fee is directly...More

1  Thank Time4aRoadTrip
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good stop to get educated about bears and bear safety. The speaker when we were there was very good, animated, just funny enough to keep everyone's attention while still making it clear that it's important information. It was a little sad seeing...More

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KellyGreen065
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.
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TNeale
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.
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X8921VFalexm
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.
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