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Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

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Watching bears

I wish they were open all day. We didn't have enough time to enjoy it all. Could watch the bears... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Winona, Minnesota
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Bears, bears, bears

What a great place to take the family. They are open from about Memorial Day to the weekend just... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Minocqua, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I wish they were open all day. We didn't have enough time to enjoy it all. Could watch the bears interact for hours. Loved being this close to them and learning their personality.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

What a great place to take the family. They are open from about Memorial Day to the weekend just before Labor Day. We were there yesterday and seen a bunch of bears. They open at 5:00 and start feeding them. You can see them walking...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2018

It was SO awesome to see the bears in their natural environment. They can come and go as they choose.

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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

What an amazing time watching the bears. I went about 5:30 and stayed until they closed. So fun watching them interact with each other. They are filling up before Huber nation so several bears there at this time...

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Unlike most “sanctuaries”, this one has no fences. These are wild black bears who have come for food. You are above the bears, so it isn’t a confrontational environment. Great place to observe bears close up, learn about their habits, and spend a good hour....More

Thank SaltWaterCroc
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in seeing bears.....you will see plenty. I stopped counting at 50 when I was there. I have been a few times, and only after 7:00 PM. Most of the board have cleared out by then and there were predominantly sows, several...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

This was our first trip and we enjoyed it vey much! If in the area, please don't pass up this experience! We saw over 50 bears! All the staff were great and were able to address a variety of questions!

Thank bettye113
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Just left this amazing place. Couldn't have been more blown away by both the great staff and the primary attraction (the awesome bears). This place is worth 10 stars!!

Thank caveman r
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

We have visited the Vince Schutte Bear Sanctuary several times and never tire visiting. You are up close to the bears witnessing them in their own habitat making this experience genuinely unique. People of all ages will enjoy this location, tucked back in the woods...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is a bit of a drive from us, but we have been a few times. Always interesting to see the bears and cubs. Nice to hear the story of "why". Watch for the 3 legged bear! There is plenty of viewing area for lots...More

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Mary W
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