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Bear Country USA

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Address: 13820 S Hwy 16, Rapid City, SD 57702
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+1 605-343-2290
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife...

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 2016 season on April 16th, check our website for more complete dates and hours.

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A must stop

We were not sure we wanted to visit here but decided to stop. Great decision. After a slow drive through the park see so many different animals there is a zoo type area... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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Irwin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were not sure we wanted to visit here but decided to stop. Great decision. After a slow drive through the park see so many different animals there is a zoo type area. Animals were clearly visible. Very very clean and well maintained. Staff was available for questioning. We really enjoyed ourselves.

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Cranberry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We weren't sure what to expect when we pulled up to the entrance and had to pay for our tickets from our car. We were hoping we weren't wasting our money. We were not disappointed. You drive your own vehicle through the "zoo". We got to see many bears right up at our truck, watched a ram latterly ram the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive. But neat you can't leave the car until the end, the kids whined about the view in the car. The baby bears are adorable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very similar to "Bearizona" in Williams, AZ. Drive-thru wildlife viewing of mosly Rocky Mountain native animals. Bears are particularly entertaining and will get right up to your vehicle. After the drive-thru portion, which lasts about 45 min, there is a walk thru of more animals that is also pretty enjoyable for the whole family. There is a token giftshop of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

NO, NOT REALLY. There are bears and wolves and more here. If you've been hiking around Mt Rushmore, this family friendly attraction is just the right break for the family. You can see bears, wolves, reindeer, and more from the comfort (and safety) of your family truckster. There's even a baby animal area where you can see bear cubs and... More 

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Moberly, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we really enjoyed this! The bears get right up by your car, I was afraid we wouldn't see anything and it would just be by chance we would see bears. but they were everywhere, highly recommend for kids.

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La Verne, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In order to maximize photo opps, I asked my husband drive. Then I setup the rear seat of our minivan for clear accessibility from both passenger and driver side windows. I shot with my 18mm to 600mm lens. This place is in two parts. The first is a “drive through zoo.” The different areas where the animals are separated. For... More 

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We went to bear Country near Rapid city it was very inexpensive and a nice way too spend a few hours, the pass you get lasts for two days lots of other animals there.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Bear Country was GREAT !!! Definitely want to go again !!! The bears were really active !! All the animals do their own roaming :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Every year on our vacation to keystone my hubby and I go to bear country.we love driving thru the animal habitat especially the bears.they are right by your car.so fun and exciting... And after the drive u walk thru babyland where the cubs frolic and play.. I could watch them for hours upon hours....I always visit the bear store and... More 

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