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Yellowstone Bear World

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Address: 6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, ID 83440
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+1 208-359-9688

Idaho's #1 wildlife attraction. A drive through wildlife park featuring...

Idaho's #1 wildlife attraction. A drive through wildlife park featuring North American wildlife including: rocky mountain elk, bison, white-tail deer, rocky mountain goats, moose and of course american black bear, grizzly bear and gray wolves. Wildlife are free roaming in natural habitats as your drive through in the comfort and safety of your personal vehicle or RV. Park also includes: bear cub exhibit, interactive petting zoo, fish feeding deck, amusement rides, cafe and gift shop. Guided tours and bear cub feeding experiences also available.Open daily Mid-May through Mid-0ctober.

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Great way for kids to see wild animals up close.

Awesome way to spend an hour or so and seeing all the animals in the wild. It is a drive thru park but you see everything from bears, buffalo and even wolves up close. The Elk... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Idaho Falls, Idaho
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Idaho Falls, Idaho
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome way to spend an hour or so and seeing all the animals in the wild. It is a drive thru park but you see everything from bears, buffalo and even wolves up close. The Elk there are so majestic you are in awe when you see them. Also in the spring you have an opportunity to bottle feed bear... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2017

Yellowstone Bear World was so much fun for my kids ranging in age from 9 to 15. My kids bottle fed the baby bears. A bit costly but a unique and memorable experience. If we ever go back that way, we will definitely stop in Yellowstone Bear World Again. We also went on the tour where you could feed the... More 

Thank bethn214
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This was a well maintained little spot, part drive through to see wolves, bears and other animals, with a small area of amusement ride, a petting zoo. They have an educational area. And let me not forget the Moose. Both my elder grandchildren got to feed bears they switched off every person in the group to feed each bear cub... More 

Thank amandria1
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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Bear world was our chance to guarantee that we saw all the animals that we wanted to see while visiting Yellowstone National Park!

Thank Mary H
Saint Anthony, Idaho
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

It's really cool to be able to see the bears and other wildlife. But the price is just so expensive for a 15 minute drive through the park. Also, the employees informed us that they don't even get paid minimum wage and that really turns me off. The owner is taking advantage of employees while charging outrageous prices. It would... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Made the 2 hour drive from Yellowstone to visit Bear World. Highlight was getting to bottle feed the 3 baby bears! Great experience and teenage daughter really enjoyed it. Make sure you make reservations in advance for this. Drive through bear park good opportunity to see bears up close.

Thank MaryBCharlotte
nampa, idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016

I've been to Bear World many times and enjoyed it each time. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and helpful. Kids will love the opportunity to feed animals, and enjoy the petting area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We have stopped at Yellowstone Bear World many times on our way to Yellowstone National Park. We love it there! It's a drive through wildlife park that you can drive through as many times as you want. It's amazing to see these beautiful animals up close. You have to keep your car windows up because there are bears wandering everywhere.... More 

Thank Patti C
Rexburg, Idaho
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Reviewed 28 October 2016

We love going to Bear World with the kids. It's easy and the kids always get to see wildlife. It's great for all day. We go in the AM home for a bit and back for the PM (if we don't have passes that year).

Provo, Utah
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Reviewed 27 October 2016

It was probably my third visit and by far the best. There were probably 2 dozen bears, buffalo, elk, and wolves out. It can get expensive to visit though.

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