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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

#2 of 28 things to do in West Yellowstone Features Animals
201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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This was a high point of the trip, our granddaughter pointed it out. It appears to be a museum... read more

Reviewed today
RCH07
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Deer Park, Texas
enjoyable way to spend an hour

Although I expected a larger collection of animals on show, I did enjoy the visit to the Center. We... read more

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ozteddy
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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%
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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Reviewed today

This was a high point of the trip, our granddaughter pointed it out. It appears to be a museum from the outside but is actually a very nice exhibit of rescued animals like bears, wolves, and raptors.

Thank RCH07
Reviewed yesterday

Although I expected a larger collection of animals on show, I did enjoy the visit to the Center. We were there when two grizzlies were feeding in the enclosure and it was interesting to watch them at close quarters - the wolves were unfortunately more...More

Thank ozteddy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped here to see bears. It takes about an hour & they have bears, wolves, eagles & ground squirrels. My 8 & 10 year olds enjoyed it. It's very close to the Yellowstone West Entrance. The staff was courteous.

Thank Erika D
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a fun place to go as a family. Staff was pleasant and the bears and wolves were awesome to see!

Thank joditherriault
Reviewed 2 days ago

The animals here are all rescues who cannot live in the wild. They all seemed happy. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Nice displays and lots of programs. 2 day admission ticket lets you come in and out.We enjoyed our visit.

Thank MoodyBluesFan
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you don't get a chance to see grizzlies and wolves in the park, this is a great place to do it. They also do bear-proof container testing.

Thank r0xann
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Loved the grizzlies running around playing. Watched the feedings of the large animals. Great indoor display. Wolves, birds and more. Family oriented. Good for kids & adults.

Thank patpin2015
Reviewed 4 days ago

The poor wolves are locked up in an enclosure that's too small. There was nothing stating that there was anything wrong with them, they shouldn't be in there, they should be free, was so depressing. The one bear that we saw, I was almost in...More

Thank Jules141110
Reviewed 4 days ago

When we visited it was raining, This is fine while your visiting the inside part, But the animals are on the outside, So best to go on a clear day to fully enjoy them. Loved the education they share and what we need to do...More

Thank Loreen P
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was amazing to see the Grizzly Bears frolicking in the water. Great photo ops here. Very informative. Saw many wolves and birds of prey. Don't miss it!!!

Thank TheDude23112
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bagaducemom
Are all the animals outdoors? On a really cold day is this a good spot for small kids (age 3 & 1)
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.
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Stephanie M
How many hours should we plan for this activity? We've got a big group of people, ages 8 through 70. Is it an all-day activity or just a couple of hours? Thanks!
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
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Maggie55_12
Can you get reservations before you go? If not, is there a long wait to get in?
20 May 2016|
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Response from Slidebite | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need reservations and only might have to wait in line for a few minutes if it's a really busy day.
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