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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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worth it if you have time

this is not that expensive and doesn't take a lot of time, so if you have time, it's worth it. My... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Patricia S
Denver, Colorado
Humane and educational

We were very impressed on our visit in 2016. The staff is fantastic, very caring with the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marilyn R
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See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility. Activities include: Keeper Kid's (hide food for the bears), live Bird-of-Prey Exhibits, view two separate wolf packs from the Naturalist Cabin, Wolf Enrichment, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Park Ranger Talks, a World-Class Bear museum, intriguing films and presentations. Open 365 days (GWDC bears DO NOT hibernate). Admission is good for two consecutive days. One block from Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hide food” (144 reviews)
“birds of prey” (116 reviews)
“bear proof” (52 reviews)
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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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Reviewed 6 days ago

this is not that expensive and doesn't take a lot of time, so if you have time, it's worth it. My kids liked it.

Thank Patricia S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed on our visit in 2016. The staff is fantastic, very caring with the animals. The facility and exhibits are amazing and very educational. Because of that visit we donate every year and have written them into our will. Care for animals...More

Thank Marilyn R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed going through the Grizzly Wolf Discovery Center. It's not a zoo, it's for real. We did not see any bears in the park so this made up for it.

Thank Mike F
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an excellent place to learn about the habitats of the wolves, grizzlies, birds and gophers. The interpretative people throughout the facility are very knowledgeable about the animals and their environment .

Thank skipthewinter
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our Yellowstone trip plans changed a bit when the park was hit with a winter storm in mid September. Many roads were impasable, so we decided to head to West Yellowstone and do some things there. We loved this center! The animals are well cared...More

Thank pensfan92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was surprised how small this center was but I am also used to the San Diego Zoo. ;) Not really a fair comparison. We enjoyed the conservation aspect of this center and the fact it is not a breeding center. It is more of...More

Thank JandMH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Center is well maintained. It's ideology is tops. The animals are well cared for and the museum portion is great. They also have an area to view the containers that the bear have succeeded in getting into or lost interest in because they are...More

Thank Sharon Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We brought some friends with us from Zimbabwe. We were able to answer the question, “if a lion fought a grizzly, who would win?” THE GRIZZLY! Those things are huge. We watched bears try to get into a cooler, listened to a lecture on ‘dog...More

Thank Michael L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is one big caged off area where they have 1 to 3 bears in. They swap the bears out about every hour. There is another caged area where there were 4 wolves that are there all the time. You could get fairly close and...More

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved seeing the bears and learning about them. Saw a couple of wolves too but that was about it....I guess because of the time of year. Kids would love it!

Thank TWS34
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Renee T | Reviewed this property |
Also, the admission is good for two consecutive days, so you can plan accordingly.
5 March 2017|
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Response from Tarla P | Reviewed this property |
The animals are outdoors, yes. But, they have indoor viewing stations. There is a small warming hut where you can watch the bears. And in a different building, a room with huge windows allows you to watch the wolves.
Stephanie M
26 June 2016|
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Response from Dazzle34 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say a morning or afternoon would be good. The talks are interesting and feel free to talk to the employees. They are vert informative. Whole daymight be too much.they had some nice programs for kids and the 8 year old... More