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Montana Grizzly Encounter

#5 of 63 things to do in Bozeman Features Animals
80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Get Close without Danger

This is a great place to go and see Grizzly Bears. The staff is very friendly and informative. The... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Steven I
Kids liked it.

Not a bad activity when you're looking for something to do. The enclosure is small but the staff is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bozeman, Montana
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Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bear safety” (21 reviews)
“rescued bears” (15 reviews)
80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to go and see Grizzly Bears. The staff is very friendly and informative. The bears are in a good enclosure with water, rocks, trees and good terrain. The bears rotate "shifts" and it is possible to return the nest day...More

Thank Steven I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Not a bad activity when you're looking for something to do. The enclosure is small but the staff is there to provide information and to answer tons of questions. Interesting to see the types of bear proof containers they can destroy.

Thank ASebrell
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a pretty simple experience, you pay your fee, and go view the bears in their enclosure. I think I was expecting something more grand in scale, however, the bears are amazing, the staff is very informative and clearly cares for them and what...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed seeing the bears. We got to see 2 of them while visiting. Food had been placed throughout the enclosure. It was fun to watch the bears search and find their treats. The bears seemed to be taken care and happy. The gentleman giving...More

Thank MyOwnBrandOfCrazy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There are five bears currently living at the sanctuary. Four have been rescued from horrible living conditions. All are well cared for. The information provided about bears in the wild and what to do if you encounter one was interesting and informative. All the bears...More

Thank kroseems
Reviewed 5 days ago

When we got there, there were two bears out. The one never came down from behind the rocks. We read the signs which were somewhat interesting, but we got there after the intern had just finished talking and she never came over to us or...More

Thank Sharon H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of interesting information, but bears were like preformers in a zoo.$$ ok but would not go again.More

Thank Pam S
Ami T, Owner at Montana Grizzly Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi Pam, We are a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary. We are glad you enjoyed learning about the bears. We aren't sure what you mean about the bears performing like zoo animals? But rest assured, our bears are all rescues and are welcome to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time ever to visit. 3 kids under 7 yrs old. There are 2 viewing levels. on the lower level the little ones will not be able to see over the information boards. On the upper level we held them up OR they stood on...More

Thank kpstutu
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three kids with us on our six-state journey and had no idea this existed until we saw the sign. it is right off the highway, easy parking, low fees, and lots of bears. We saw multiple grizzlies--some very famous from movies--and enjoyed the...More

Thank SarahGerdes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby and I took a quick detour to the Grizzly Encounter!! It was hot outside!!! We took the time to learn about Grizzly's!! Brutus (15 yr old movie star) was resting behind the rocks in the shade. Every so often he would poke his head...More

Thank cware0571
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Beverly P
6 April 2017|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
May 1st we will be starting our Spring Hours 10am - 6pm daily, weather permitting.
11 July 2016|
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Response from JoshuaK4 | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your concern on this, Christine. Maybe will give it another try. This was years ago we visited.