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Fortress of the Bear

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4639 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835-9805
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Reviewed today

A wonderful informative visit with great up close contact with bears and great opportunities to photograph them feeding and swimming. A ver y worthy cause to sponsor

Thank Frances M
Reviewed yesterday

We were so fortunate to have time with wonderful individuals who work at Fortress of the Bear, and shared their passion with us. We learned so much, enjoyed the bears, and enjoyed the enthusiasm and drive of these individuals. We highly recommend....

Thank Marti K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The staff was friendly and informative. The bears looked happy. I wish the exhibit would have been larger.

Thank Mary Ellen H
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the kind of place that renews one's faith in humanity. The Fortress currently has seven bears, all of whom were rescued and thus spared from being put to death. Seeing these wonderful creatures close-up was great, but listening to the program directors talk...More

Thank jlevine87
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My family enjoyed a lot about this tour, the bears were really fun they are active and playful and even though there are lots of tourists they accommodated everyone. It was a fun experienced for my kids.

Thank josephine G
Reviewed 5 days ago

These lucky bears were rescued and now live in this environment designed to be as natural as possible. The caretakers obviously love their work and care for the bears. We spent about an hour there, but could have stayed longer.

Thank maui4ever
Reviewed 5 days ago

The bears who live at this bear sanctuary can be fun and interesting. I've had some great picture ops. You stand at a viewing area above the bears and watch them go about their lives. These are bears who have been there since they were...More

Thank Debbie W
BearManagerFoB, Manager at Fortress of the Bear, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Debbie, thank you for the nice review... It looks like you've mistakenly given us only 1 star, instead of a high score to go with your kind words. If you'd be willing to change it, that would be greatly appreciated!

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great place to see bears and get a better understanding of them. These people try hard and do great work to keep these bears is the best setting possible. It is never good to be behind. a fence or wall for an animal like this,...More

Thank Lineump
Reviewed 1 week ago

These folks have upcycled the clarifying tanks of an abandoned pulp mill to house rescued bears. Exceptionally educational and entertaining.

Thank TravelGirl104
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my favorite place in Sitka! Was able to see a handful of brown bears as well as a handful of black bears, which is more bears than I saw in the other nine places I went throughout Alaska. Each of them seem to...More

Thank Michael T
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Patsy G
May 4, 2018|
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Response from kdeaver | Reviewed this property |
We signed up at the dock for a combo Fortress of the Bears and Eagle Sanctuary bus tour. It was approximately $30 per person. It was a far better deal than any preorder trip on the ship! The guide told us all about the area... More
James H
March 14, 2018|
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Response from Lee W | Reviewed this property |
We took the bus in mid-Sep on a Frriday, which went to Fortress of the Bear and a bird place on the same trip.
June 19, 2017|
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Response from Kbwhat | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp as well as stairs.