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Oswald's Bear Ranch

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Highway H-37, Newberry, MI 49868
+1 906-293-3147
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Great place for family fun and well organized!

We were so happy to have a chance to finally stop and we thought the entire bear ranch was well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Autumn 2017 Visit

This was a"must do" on our itinerary as we don't have bears in the UK. Was glad we went slightly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
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Highway H-37, Newberry, MI 49868
+1 906-293-3147
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were so happy to have a chance to finally stop and we thought the entire bear ranch was well done. There were multiple environments to view the bears, walk the trails, feed the bears apples, a cute little gift shop to help support their...More

Thank Marquettemary
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a"must do" on our itinerary as we don't have bears in the UK. Was glad we went slightly earlier as the closing times were a bit dubious .... an hour earlier after Labor Day ...but us Brits don't know when Labor day is...More

Thank heike0range
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! so cool to see these giants in the wild. Well almost wild. They are very well taken care of and visitors can pay extra to pet cubs and get your picture taken. There is a nice gift shop and plenty of walking around the...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived at 3:15 and just caught feeding time. All the bears head to the front of the enclosures for food, so this a good opportunity to see many bears up close. The bears seemed to be fed a pretty healthy mix of foods - we...More

Thank kadport
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really wanted to see some bears close up and Oswald's didn't disappoint! They have the juveniles, female and male pens. When we visited, they had 40 bears. From what we understand, once they build one more pen, they will be the largest Bear Ranch...More

Thank Geenza
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really, really wanted to love Oswald's. I had looked forward to our visit for SO LONG that it. I begged, pleaded, and insisted we drive 2 hours out of our way to visit on a recent trip to the UP. By the time we...More

5  Thank Priscilla O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I got the opportunity to visit and see a ton of bears! This really gives you the feel of walking up to bears in the woods. We got very close to many of them without even realizing they were right on top...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was so much fun. It was a little chilly so we weren't able to go tot he beach. We decided to check this place out. I'm so glad we did. We got to have our picture taken with a cub and my hubby got...More

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed 11 September 2017

It was fun to walk around and watch the bears. They have 40 bears total though I'd say we saw about 20 of them. One was in a tree!

Thank susiQ6
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It was pretty much what I expected. Something to do if you're a little bored. Pleasant walking around the ranch. For $20/Carload worth it. But wouldn't pay more.

Thank tss632017
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Kimberly C
16 October 2017|
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Response from Josh R | Reviewed this property |
closed October 1st until Memorial weekend
Paul W
26 August 2017|
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Response from Bonnie R | Reviewed this property |
Hello - I do not believe so but they may change their policies in the last year. Also be aware it was sad to see the little cubs in smaller cages just so people could have pictures taken with them. Both the cubs and in... More
heather p
23 July 2017|
Response from bushwhack | Reviewed this property |
Yes, rain or shine. There is a roof over the cubs' area and of course the souvenir shop, but everything else is in the great outdoors.