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Bear Country USA

Features Animals
13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
+1 605-343-2290
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Great family attraction!!!

We much enjoyed our time at Bear Country!! It was fun seeing all the animals & watching them... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kay Z
United States
So awesome and so much fun for the kids

I didn't think this would be fun, but I thought wrong... Although it is a little expensive to get... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sioux Falls, 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.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“drive thru” (168 reviews)
“mountain lions” (129 reviews)
“smaller animals” (102 reviews)
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
+1 605-343-2290
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Reviewed yesterday

We much enjoyed our time at Bear Country!! It was fun seeing all the animals & watching them even interact with each other playfully. We watched as a mama buffalo led her little one across the road, right in front of our car! This is...More

Thank Kay Z
Reviewed yesterday

I didn't think this would be fun, but I thought wrong... Although it is a little expensive to get into the park I think it is worth it!! I'm not sure if me or my 5 year old enjoyed it more! It was soo cool...More

Thank TigerPrinc3ss
Reviewed yesterday

We drove through this park on a hot day, consequently most of the animals were in their dens or panting under distant trees because of the heat. The smaller animals were in small enclosures reminiscent of zoos of the past. We left with an unpleasant...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 5 days ago

Drove through. We were the first ones there in the morning. Animals were out and about and bears were blocking the road. We waited patiently for them to move. After drive through there is a gift shop and area to walk around and see other...More

Thank casper684
Reviewed 6 days ago

This park allowed a very up close view of the animals, especially bears, bears and more bears. And the baby bear exhibit is not to be missed! Ask the friendly staff about feeding times as they are not posted. Worth a half day visit.

Thank smalltownjudge
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our 4 kids between 6 years old and 15 years old to bear country. It was tied for first of places we visited. I've never seen anywhere like it! There were bears roaming everywhere in the drive through area. There were also several...More

Thank ArmyWife_2006
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw every animal promised! The bears were amazing. Follow the rules, the big horn sheep were Ultra friendly!

Thank BethMorrison6
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see stop. First we drove through a part of the park, and saw a lot of bears, and other animals. Then we walked through another part of the park to see baby bears, and other animals. It was really cool.

Thank MIKE R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic opportunity to see many types of wildlife up close. Of course follow safety precautions and don't exit your vehicle...nice little walk through area to visit after the drive through part.

Thank agentredfox
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the opportunity to see the animals up close and felt that it was well worth the money. But were a little concerned about the care given to them. There were SO many bears in a relatively small area. But our real concern was...More

Thank dduck62
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20 September 2017|
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Response from CandE_Evans | Reviewed this property |
Hi, we got there about 10.30am and saw Brutus and Bella. Only 2 bears are shown at a time. At around 1.00pm they bought another two bears Jake and Maggie. We stayed to see both bear couples.
14 April 2017|
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Response from spiritwheels | Reviewed this property |
The cost is $17 per person and $11 for kids age 12 and under. There are various other discounts that you can find on the Bear Country web page.
Paula U
27 February 2017|
Response from GAIL B | Reviewed this property |
The vehicle with the 2 adults $17.00 each and the 17 year old (also adult) $17.00 would be a total of $51.00. The vehicle with the 3 adults $17.00 each, the one 17 year old (also adult) $17.00 and 12 year old (child) $11.00... More