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Bear Country USA

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13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
+1 605-343-2290
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Cub Fest

What an awesome event! We had so much fun petting and watching the baby cubs interact. Where else... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jana K
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Staff is so amazing!

We had a field trip to see the bear cubs. The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. Our... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
grenisv
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills Beauty. From the comfort of your vehicle view black bears, wolves, elk, buffalo and other wildlife! After your drive-through tour, walk around wildlife loop where young and smaller animals frolic in the outdoors. Don't miss the Baby Bears! Dine at the Cub Grub Snack Shack or shop in the Bear's Den Gift Shop. Open May through November, weather permitting. -- Open for 2017 season on April 8th weather permitting, check our website for more complete dates and hours.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“drive thru” (169 reviews)
“baby animals” (161 reviews)
“wildlife park” (56 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
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+1 605-343-2290
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What an awesome event! We had so much fun petting and watching the baby cubs interact. Where else can you go and pet a baby cub or be so close to such a beautiful creature? What a special gift. The staff was so friendly and...More

Thank Jana K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had a field trip to see the bear cubs. The staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. Our students learned about the cubs, but also about bear habitats, diets, life spans.... hibernation. It was very interesting and such a fun opportunity. Thank you Shaunda for...More

Thank grenisv
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I absolutely love bears and this experience was one I will never forget!!! Driving through I never expected to see so many bears! I anticipated a handful but they were everywhere! I was also pleasantly surprised at the amount of other wildlife on the journey!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Came here to fill a little time, SO GLAD WE DID! This was a fun place. We saw dozens and dozens of bear. Very clean park and a great view of some beautiful animals. The cubs were a family favorite, ADORABLE! We had a great...More

Thank hansenamy1023
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bear country is great! We got to see tons of different animals from the comfort of your own car. They also have a nice area to walk around, take photos, eat and have a memorable experience with your kids when you are headed to Mt....More

Thank BettyMinnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved driving through and seeing all the wild animals. After driving through you can walk through and see more animals. The bear cubs are the absolute cutest!

Thank Misty H
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

This place was so sad. The bears were shaking their heads in boredom, milling about with nothing to do and a very small compound, and the baby bears were so scared and looked way young to be away from their moms - the least little...More

2  Thank Barb_Bonez
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

We went to the Bear Country as we had not seen any Bears in the wild which I think was great. Its a great place to visit you cannot get out of your car, unless you want to come to harm. But you really get...More

Thank Chanel2315
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

I came across this place while on my way to Mount Rushmore. I stopped off on my way back to Rapid City. I’m so glad I did. There was a very long line to get in because it was the first day of the season....More

1  Thank LindsCC777
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

We LOVED Bear Country USA!!! And we didn't even have any kids along with us!!! You drive through (or sometimes beside) many enclosures of wildlife sequestered by type. We drove right through several dozen black bears, up close and personal. Completely mesmerizing. Later, in the...More

Thank mrsagf
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corichard42
12 March 2018|
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Response from KMW5280 | Reviewed this property |
According to their website, they don't open until mid April.
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saucemonsters
11 March 2018|
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Response from PhilAmyLou | Reviewed this property |
Visitors Info We are currently closed for the off season. Open for the Season for Cubfest! CubFest for 2018 is April 14th & 15th, Weather permitting. Our 2018 opening and closing hours are below and are subject to change... More
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knopfkelly
25 January 2018|
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Response from ginae75 | Reviewed this property |
According to the website, it is $17 per adult, children ages 5 to 12 are $11.00 and 4 and under are free. They do have a maximum price per carload of $65. They do have a military discount and senior discount. It's a fun... More
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