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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Address: 201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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+1 406-646-7001
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08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit...

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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Hours Spent Watching Animals with Family

This was my third trip to their facility and we took my brother there while he was in Montana on vacation. The price is definitely worth it! We spent about three to three and a... read more

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Wilsall, Montana
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Wilsall, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was my third trip to their facility and we took my brother there while he was in Montana on vacation. The price is definitely worth it! We spent about three to three and a half hours here on our way into Yellowstone National Park. The facility has quite a bit of information in the indoor visitor center type area... More 

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South Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you've ever wondered what happens with those bears you see in the news causing mischief or those wolf cubs rescued from some precarious dilemma, GWDC will show you. This is the perfect place to spend a couple of hours and gain some perspective and knowledge on the wildlife that's right outside in Montana and Wyoming. Unlike the mega-zoos like... More 

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Cordova, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this place. Hate to see any animal confined but this is the best alternative for these grizzlies and wolves. Beautiful, graceful animals.....

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great opportunity to view bears, wolves, and raptors up close. In the winter, and especially with lots of snow, the bears are not outside as much as they are in the warmer weather. Great opportunity for children to observe and learn.

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Kearns, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lots of interactive activities. This is as close as you will ever get to Grizzlies and Wolves (safely). During winter in the early morning when snowmobiles are going about the sound triggers the Wolves to howl. It is a real spiritual moment if you are into wildlife and the outdoors. West Yellowstone is my favorite location to stay. More casual... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice this non-profit gives you up close views of animals that can't make it on their own in wild. Friendly staff. Even with new footie snow, great place to visit.

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a good experience and full of great information. We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This facility is saving lives and educating the public to the value and necessity of preserving and protecting wildlife. Anyone who rates it a zoo is stupid! Well worth the visit just to sit in the viewing area and watch wolves interact. Breathtaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great stop in West Yellowstone. Tons of info on bears, wolves, and other wildlife. The museum and gift shop are a bonus. Would recommend this to anyone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very attractive and well organized. we visited on a cold winter day. we had 5 children, ranging from 2 to 10 years old. One thing I wish I'd known in advance:. Your admission lasts for 2 days, so if you can, plan to visit 2 days in a row. The junior keeper program is excellent. You need about an hour... More 

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