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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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A great place to visit - interesting and educational

A wonderful place that is doing important work. Visitors are able to see the bears up very close... read more

Reviewed November 1, 2016
BardAdmirer
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Fairfax Station, Virginia
Up close encounter of Grizzly Bears

I bought a Groupon for Montana Grizzly encounter for my wife and I for our trip out west. During... read more

Reviewed October 31, 2016
NJTH
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Sicklerville, NJ
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Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“rescue bears” (15 reviews)
“casey anderson” (13 reviews)
“their lives” (11 reviews)
LOCATION
80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
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80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Reviewed November 1, 2016

A wonderful place that is doing important work. Visitors are able to see the bears up very close which allows for great photos and the chance to learn about these beautiful animals. MGE has five bears which cannot live in the wild - at least...More

3  Thank BardAdmirer
Reviewed October 31, 2016

I bought a Groupon for Montana Grizzly encounter for my wife and I for our trip out west. During our car ride from Glacier National Park to Billings, MT, we stopped here to see the bears. Unfortunately, we arrived about 4:00 PM and were told...More

Thank NJTH
Reviewed October 26, 2016

This was a great way to see bears up close, yet safely. The host was very knowledgeable and well versed on the bears. Worth the time to stop in.

Thank JOURNEY6
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

This family run bear rescue provides reasonable care for mistreated captives and orphan bears. Note that you won't see all 5 bears in a one hour visit.. But the $7 admission fee enables 48 hrs of access to return if you like. The family really...More

1  Thank Kindal H
Reviewed October 14, 2016

Let me start off by saying that some people may not like this place if they never take time to find out its purpose. This encounter is home to five grizzlies that had no place else to go where they would survive. Faced with that,...More

2  Thank bauerk2
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We stopped here on our way to Howler's Inn and it was worth the stop. Loved seeing the grizzlies and hearing their stories from the staff. Listening to them to talk about the grizzlies you can truly hear how much they love these creatures.

Thank kbjb80
Reviewed October 8, 2016

Don't miss visiting Montana Grizzly Encounter when you visit the Bozeman area. Everyone here is very friendly and happy to spend time talking with you and answering questions about the bears, bear safety, and conservation. These people love these animals and it shows in all...More

Thank Barbara B
Ami T, Owner at Montana Grizzly Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2016

Thank you so much for your kind words!! Great pictures too, thanks for sharing!

Reviewed October 8, 2016

Highly recommend seeing the MGE! The caretaker was so well educated on the subject of these beautiful animals. He knew how to grab the visitor's attention with his commentary. Very insightful!

Thank Tabi111
Reviewed October 8, 2016

A reviewer recently commented negatively about Montana Grizzly Encounter. I'm not sure they completely understood why these bears are here. The bears, with the exception of their orphaned bear, Bella, were rescued from unspeakably horrible captive situations, or threat of being euthanized. Since these bears...More

Thank seiny1
Ami T, Owner at Montana Grizzly Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded October 10, 2016

Thank you for your kind words, we truly appreciate your support!

Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

We stopped here after seeing the signs and we were so glad that we did! They do a wonderful job educating people about these magnificent animals. They tell the rescue stories of all of their bears and explain how to treat bears that you see...More

Thank MarlaCSmith
Ami T, Owner at Montana Grizzly Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2016

Thank you for your kind words! We do love to teach about bear safety!

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KellyGreen065
December 20, 2017|
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Response from SarahGerdes | Reviewed this property |
It's very short- about 15-20 min.
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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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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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