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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

#3 of 28 things to do in West Yellowstone Features Animals
201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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Grizzly Bears and More

All the animals in the center were rescued for various reasons. Not like a zoo where the animals... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Pleasanton, California
via mobile
Good and educating experience!

Good educational tool for people of all ages. Wildlife in the park is better to experience, but... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Joel P
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See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility. Activities include: Keeper Kid's (hide food for the bears), live Bird-of-Prey Exhibits, view two separate wolf packs from the Naturalist Cabin, Wolf Enrichment, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Park Ranger Talks, a World-Class Bear museum, intriguing films and presentations. Open 365 days (GWDC bears DO NOT hibernate). Admission is good for two consecutive days. One block from Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

All the animals in the center were rescued for various reasons. Not like a zoo where the animals are captured. The staff was knowledgeable and the bears were very entertaining as they hunted for food. The wolves were mostly asleep but did look up once...More

Thank AnneM1225
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Good educational tool for people of all ages. Wildlife in the park is better to experience, but this is great for education and better understanding these incredible animals!!

Thank Joel P
Reviewed 2 days ago

Ventured in to this place to buy bear spray, and was blown away. This is a great addition to your Yellowstone experience. Highly recommend this for all ages.

Thank kld76
Reviewed 2 days ago

We didn't think this exhibit was worth our time or the cost of admission. There were very few animals on display and not much to see. It does look like a work in progress and they may add things in the future.

Thank janyce s
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the time here at the discovery center. There is lots to learn and the animals were great. We were happy to pay the fee to get in to support the center. This is a one to two hour visit, but worth it....More

Thank Pursuit of H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wonderful not for profit, rescue organization that deals with mostly Grizzly bears and wolves. They also have ground squirrels and raptors. Each have their own enclosures that are not zoo like. They have 3 pens for wolves, all different packs I think is the right...More

Thank WellTraveledtwo
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you leave Yellowstone without seeing wild bear or wolves, this is a great little park to get up close to these wild animals.

Thank macguy2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was a high point of the trip, our granddaughter pointed it out. It appears to be a museum from the outside but is actually a very nice exhibit of rescued animals like bears, wolves, and raptors.

Thank RCH07
Reviewed 5 days ago

Although I expected a larger collection of animals on show, I did enjoy the visit to the Center. We were there when two grizzlies were feeding in the enclosure and it was interesting to watch them at close quarters - the wolves were unfortunately more...More

Thank ozteddy
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped here to see bears. It takes about an hour & they have bears, wolves, eagles & ground squirrels. My 8 & 10 year olds enjoyed it. It's very close to the Yellowstone West Entrance. The staff was courteous.

Thank Erika D
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Are all the animals outdoors? On a really cold day is this a good spot for small kids (age 3 & 1)
6 March 2017|
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Response from Tarla P | Reviewed this property |
The animals are outdoors, yes. But, they have indoor viewing stations. There is a small warming hut where you can watch the bears. And in a different building, a room with huge windows allows you to watch the wolves.
Stephanie M
How many hours should we plan for this activity? We've got a big group of people, ages 8 through 70. Is it an all-day activity or just a couple of hours? Thanks!
26 June 2016|
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Response from Dazzle34 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say a morning or afternoon would be good. The talks are interesting and feel free to talk to the employees. They are vert informative. Whole daymight be too much.they had some nice programs for kids and the 8 year old... More
Can you get reservations before you go? If not, is there a long wait to get in?
21 May 2016|
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Response from Slidebite | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need reservations and only might have to wait in line for a few minutes if it's a really busy day.