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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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Wothwhile tour of animals in great conditions.

Neat 1 to 2 hr in-car tour of wild safari. Bears, elk, wolves, deer, coyote, deer, bison, foxes and... read more

Reviewed today
kjff
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Minneapolis
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Second favorite stop in Black Hills trip

This was #2 best memory, second to Mt Rushmore, on our trip to the Blask Hills trip. So many Bears... read more

Reviewed today
tifwollert
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Denver, Colorado
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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.
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  • Average8%
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“baby animals” (161 reviews)
“wildlife park” (57 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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 today via mobile

Neat 1 to 2 hr in-car tour of wild safari. Bears, elk, wolves, deer, coyote, deer, bison, foxes and much more in abundance. Easily visible animals. Great for kids but adults too. Gift shop and snack bar. Free parking. Cost three of us approx. $15...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

This was #2 best memory, second to Mt Rushmore, on our trip to the Blask Hills trip. So many Bears! And up close to our car. We were able to see every animal and they all looked happy. The bear cubs were our absolute favorite!!...More

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Reviewed today

This was by far the highlight of the trip for the kids! They loved being up close to the bears and the bears were very active on the day we were there. They were walking all over and came very close to the car which...More

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Reviewed yesterday

At first, I was like "Yeah, let's go, looks cool!" But the more time we spent there, the sadder and more anxious I got. First, I was surprised at how small the enclosures were in "the wild". The reindeer, big horn sheep, wolves, cougars, etc....More

1  Thank Mary R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is awesome and so much fun! I think I enjoyed it more then my 7yr old lol. I love seeing animals in the wild. The bears are a must see!!

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Just as I remembered it when I was ten. Drive through zoo, animals everywhere! Tons of bears! My son loved it! Be sure to feed the baby bears!

Thank Rsavell
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the more expensive attractions we visited, but it was totally worth it. The kids loved seeing the animals roaming free outside our vehicle and then stopping to get out at the end. My kids are 8 and 10.

1  Thank bkw2310
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of the places you need to see at least once. Here you travel into their home while the animals are free to roam. We loved it.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Where else can you be so close to grizzly bears and feel safe!! Unless you roll down your windows, Then its your own fault!

Thank Rogfather
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bear Country was not something we were planning on doing on our trip, however we had a little extra time so decided to give it a try. It was wonderful. We got to see the animals in their natural habitat and close up. You can...More

Thank Cynthia E
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seajay1870
June 12, 2018|
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Response from Bob S | Reviewed this property |
Senior price was $15.00 per
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Wendy M
June 5, 2018|
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Response from artj377 | Reviewed this property |
We were there on a day with light drizzle. However we got there just as the attraction opened at 8am and the staff didn't even have the ladies restroom opened yet. A raccoon and a lynx were still sleeping, but the Arctic... More
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rickandlouise
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Mctalker | Reviewed this property |
When they first open is best as th animals are more active when it is cooler
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