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Yellowstone Bear World

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6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440-4405
+1 208-359-9688
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Not only are the cages too small. All the baby bears are bred to be fed by tourist. No one ever... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2018
Carrie L
via mobile
OK but pricey!

Great place for kids to see bears but very boring for adults. Did not see any grizzly bear... read more

Reviewed 27 January 2018
Sherry J
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Huntingdon, Pennsylvania
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Idaho's #1 wildlife attraction. A drive through wildlife park featuring North American wildlife including: rocky mountain elk, bison, white-tail deer, rocky mountain goats, moose and of course american black bear, grizzly bear and gray wolves. Wildlife are free roaming in natural habitats as your drive through in the comfort and safety of your personal vehicle or RV. Park also includes: bear cub exhibit, interactive petting zoo, fish feeding deck, amusement rides, cafe and gift shop. Guided tours and bear cub feeding experiences also available.Open daily Mid-May through Mid-0ctober.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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“petting zoo” (161 reviews)
“bison” (52 reviews)
“curator tour” (43 reviews)
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6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440-4405
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+1 208-359-9688
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"petting zoo"
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"bison"
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"curator tour"
in 43 reviews
"gift shop"
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"fudge"
in 25 reviews
"drive thru"
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"black beans"
in 37 reviews
"bottle feed"
in 29 reviews
"wild animals"
in 16 reviews
"mountain goats"
in 22 reviews
"carnival rides"
in 13 reviews
"wildlife park"
in 6 reviews
"great pictures"
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"small amusement park"
in 7 reviews
"baby cubs"
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"an additional fee"
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"throw food"
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Not only are the cages too small. All the baby bears are bred to be fed by tourist. No one ever notices that the 8 cubs are not older ever.... This is more then a small cage problem. They don't release them because they are...More

4  Thank Carrie L
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Reviewed 27 January 2018

Great place for kids to see bears but very boring for adults. Did not see any grizzly bear although they said they were there somewhere. Watching cubs playing was very enjoyable. Overall it was very boring for adults, especially for the price.

Thank Sherry J
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Oh for the days when they charged by the carload. The animals were fun to see, the petting zoo creatures friendly, and we paid extra to bottle feed the cubs. My friends from Atlanta were suitably impressed.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

great to see bears close up and personal. Definitely pay for the feeding experience so you can stop in the drive thru area and watch the animals. the staff definitely have a love for each of the animals they are caring for and more than...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

My visit was actually last October (2016) but never got around to a review! This was actually our third trip over the years. This was our second trip with the nieces and their family. It is a drive through where you get to see the...More

1  Thank Jennifer E
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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

First contact over the phone was great! Friendly, informative and welcoming. When we pulled up to the entry gate we were greeted by a young woman who did not match our initial phone contact with customer service. She was not friendly and welcoming. Seemed more...More

Thank Patti E
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Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

It was so beautiful and fun!! The bears are wonderful ! I was surprised to see so many bears so closed.

Thank Tania G
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This place was great for the whole family. We got to see Bears, Deer, Bison and even got to pet animals at the petting zoo. My nieces 9 & 12 years of age loved every minute of it especially when they were able to bottle...More

Thank 1980Sightseer
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

I telephoned before we left and was told not to worry about reservations and we travelled 81 miles from Jackson to take the narrated tour only to be told it was closed out when we arrived. DO NOT believe what you are told on the...More

Thank randys404
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

This is our second time visiting Bear World, and the price went up quite a bit. It's a great way to get an update close-ish view of bears. Our kids enjoyed it. The first time we went our kids were small and now that they've...More

Thank Liz S
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Brent M
8 April 2018|
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Response from Jennifer E | Reviewed this property |
No nowhere to eat inside. But you are able to drive through twice. The drive terminates in the gift shop/petting zoo/rides area where you park to go in, then from there you can drive thru again. I would double check to be... More
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James H
11 March 2018|
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Response from Jennifer E | Reviewed this property |
From what I remember yes, you can. The 20 is not as big as the 15, and there are areas to turn off. You might want to call them just to be sure, but I am 99 9/10 % sure you can!!
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