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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone Number: +1 406-586-8893

Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational...

Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.

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This is a great stop! We've driven by for many summers and this year took the time to stop. What a great adventure! The bears are rescue bears from various bad situations. They... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great stop! We've driven by for many summers and this year took the time to stop. What a great adventure! The bears are rescue bears from various bad situations. They are well cared for and not in cages. The staff is very caring and knowledgable. Highly recommend the stop for individuals and families. Tickets are reasonable and... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

It was spectacular!!! The guide was SO SINCERE and knowledgable with a deep devotion to the animals it was inspiring. All the bear safety tips were especially good...we were happy to buy gift store items knowing all proceeds go to feed and care for bears...the close encounter awakened us to the plight of some bears and their ill treatment by... More 

Thank upsespegirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

This is a great rescue for the 5 grizzlies they care for. The grizzlies are well taken care of. If you are looking for a big zoo this isn't the place for you. If you are looking to help this family take care of rescued Grizzlies while having some entertainment, this is the place for you.

Thank kennethp177
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016

I have visited the grizzly encounter when they first opened. It is great to be able to get close enough to the bears knowing you will not be lunch! The staff is very friendly at the facility, but I found the young woman's singsongy banter to be annoying and somewhat disrespectful of the magnificence of these beasts. She was trying... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is so much more than just a photo op for Grizzly Bears. All of the bears that are there are rescued bears and are unable to be released into the wild. There are always 2 bears out in the viewing area and they are rotated throughout the day and it allows easy access to watch and photograph them. The... More 

Thank Nebulous77
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

The area is pretty small and there were only two bears out, but it's worth making a stop here to be able to be up close and personal with these amazing animals and watch them play and interact.

Thank indiequeen182
Bozeman, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very quick but informative. Better view than a zoo. The gift shop was great. The scenery surrounding is beautiful too.

Thank Tia K
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

The people that run this sanctuary obviously care about their animals. The talk given was very interesting and informative - and the man explained how he interacts with the 5 bears (and not surprisingly, each has its own personality). Very interesting. Probably only need a half hour...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

We stopped here quick on our way out of Montana. It was a cute little stop. They have 5 bears but only put two out on display at a time. The bears are adorable! They're very active when they're out which is fun to watch. The staff was really friendly as well. One girl told us all about every bear... More 

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Grande Prairie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Good time to take photos of the bears au natural but at safe distance. Lots to learn and see. The bears are always moving and doing something. The guides will answer any question you have

Thank koda9192

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