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“Worth a stop”
Review of Bear Country USA

Bear Country USA
Ranked #3 of 72 things to do in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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, walk around wildlife loop where young and smaller animals frolic in the outdoors. Don't miss the Baby Bears! Dine at the Cub Grub Snack Shack or shop in the Bear's Den Gift Shop. Open May through November, weather permitting. -- Open for 2017 season on April 8th weather permitting, check our website for more complete dates and hours.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Lots of fun to drive through and see bears up close like nowhere else! Walking to the mini zoo to see the bear cubs was just as fun!

Thank kikidee47
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Bear_Country_1972, Owner at Bear Country USA, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Thank you, we re-created that mini-zoo/Babyland area a few years back and our visitors enjoy it.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Little pricey, but got to take our time as it was off-season. Saw wolves, bears, elk, antelope, deer, reindeer, bighorn sheep and mountain lions right next to the car. Little ones loved this!

Thank Brooke M
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Bear_Country_1972, Owner at Bear Country USA, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2013

Thank you. We are glad you and your little ones had a good time.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We visited on a very cold October day. Not very many cars, but the animals were out in full force. Our toddler enjoyed the up close experience and I got some great pictures. It was far too chilly to walk around the baby animal section, but I felt I got my moneys worth in the drive thru experience alone.

Thank Stlcards79
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Bear_Country_1972, Owner at Bear Country USA, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Thanks. We are sorry it was too cold to visit the Babyland area, that is what you get sometimes with the South Dakota weather.

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Cool, but sad. too many animals in such a small space. Just not a natural setting. Seemed a little expensive, but provided a close up view of the animals.

Thank Phil B
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Bear_Country_1972, Owner at Bear Country USA, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

We are sorry you feel that way.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We have attended this attraction on several occasions and always find it to be a positive experience. The park includes a self-guided tour in your vehicle. As you drive through the park you are able to see a wide variety of animals in their natural habitat. It is important to remember that this is not the same as visiting a zoo. These animals are wild so you do need to stay alert to your surroundings and respect the animals. This is a must see if you are visiting the Black Hills.

Thank SDguest
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Bear_Country_1972, Owner at Bear Country USA, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2013

Thank you! I like your suggestion to stay alert when driving through, that is very true.

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