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Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills Beauty. From the comfort of your vehicle view black bears, wolves, elk, buffalo and other wildlife! After your drive-through tour...more
All reviews drive thru baby animals wildlife park arctic wolves black beans baby area mountain lion small animals climbing trees fun to watch walked right mountain goats big horn sheep gift shop bison great pictures little pricey
Observe black bears, elk, mountain lions, buffalo, reindeer. We went in the morning which we were told to go then as the animals are more active. Cost wasn't too bad as we all crammed into 1 vehicle and still had our own view to see...More
My wife and I have been there twice. It was great both times. The price is reasonable and there is a wide variety of wildlife that can seen up close and personal. You drive through one section and then walk around an outdoor area to...More
I needed a three hour nap from all the SD driving so I left my 11 year-old and 14 year-old to plan our afternoon. This is what they came up with from the brochures we had collected. I'm not big into animals but it sounded...More
We have been here several times now, always in November. We have never been disappointed with a drive thru Bear Country. The animals are always up and moving, plenty of them to see and to get pictures of, and its not crowded so we're can...More
I saw this attraction while looking at Mt Rushmore area activities. I had dismissed it as a kids activity until my husband and I were headed back to the airport in Rapid City and he spotted several large elk visible from the highest. What a...More
We've been here twice, once during the peak tourist season and once in September. Our July trip involved sitting in our car for an hour as the line of traffic snaked through the animal areas, occasionally catching a glimpse of an animal. September was a...More
Visited Bear Country USA in early October on a cold, rainy, foggy Sunday afternoon. We had been here in the late 90s when our kids were young and there were SO many bears. On this trip--not so many. Are there less bears after the summer...More
It took us 2 hours including the time we spent on the Wildlife Walkway. This is definitely a place to take your time, pictures and really enjoy. If you are in a rush, I wouldn’t recommend you visit. We were the 4th car to go... More
It took us 2 hours including the time we spent on the Wildlife Walkway. This is definitely a place to take your time, pictures and really enjoy. If you are in a rush, I wouldn’t recommend you visit. We were the 4th car to go in at opening. I'd say this was the best time to visit.
I am trying to plan my trip to the Black Hills and I am not sure how long to plan for some activities. About how long is a trip to the Air and Space Museum? Bear Country? Reptile Gardens? Thanks so much!
May 28, 2016|
Response fromDave M|
Air and Space Museum will take about 1 to 2 hours, longer if you tour the base. Bear Country can take 3 hours and Reptile Gardens about the same. Depending on your interests these could stops could take more or less time, enjoy your trip neighbor!
Boyd's Bear Country Shame on You! (6 Replies)
Boyd's Bear Country More Concerned With Stuffed Animals Than Real Ones I had a very disappointing visit to Boyd's Bear Country on Friday, June 8, 2007. We arrived at the facility at approximately 12:40 pm to shop and have lunch. June 8 was an oppressively hot day in Gettysburg and when we arrived in the parking lot we noticed a large dog locked in a vehicle with the windows opened about 6 inches on each side and the dog appeared to be in some distress from the heat. I asked the employee at...More
June 10, 2007|
Lori: Thanks for posting an important reminder regarding animals in parked cars. It's unbelievable how many people do this. A similar situation occurred a couple of weeks ago at a Petco store. I saw the woman leave the car with a dog inside. I went to an employee at the desk and pointed the woman out. I did not want to confront anyone personally. Thankfully, the employee talked to the woman and she promptly got the dog. Just curious how did the situation resolve. Hopefully, the owners...More
Gold panning - Johnny One Feather (0 Replies)
On our recent trip to South Dakota my kids wanted to pan for gold but didn't want to do the mine tour and the big commercial places seemed pretty expensive just to pan. We happened to drive by this little place that advertised gold panning. It didn't look like much but we thought we would check it out. Boy, are we glad that we did. This stop was one of the highlights of our whole trip. Johnny One Feather owns this place and he is GREAT. He is full of life stories (POW, stunt man) and gets...More