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Bear Country USA

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We bought the season pass and returned many times with our granddaughter. The wide range of animals... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Orrington, Maine
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My husband and I just returned to Bear Country in October. It was his first time and I hadn't been... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Groton, South Dakota
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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...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
+1 605-343-2290
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We bought the season pass and returned many times with our granddaughter. The wide range of animals are not always cooperative in their exposure so visiting at different times of day gives different results in what you see. Don't omit the one-quarter mile walk where...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mainer45
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I just returned to Bear Country in October. It was his first time and I hadn't been since I was 12 visiting with my family. I was worried it wouldn't live up to my 12 year old expectations, but it was just...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sitesandbitesjournal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a nice detour! Kids enjoyed seeing all the wildlife, especially the bears! They were very close to the car! Didn’t disappoint!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank frankfamilytravels
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Even though we figured this place would be overly touristy, we enjoyed our stop here very much. One drives one's own car through the area and will see a lot of wild animals, especially tons of bears. Of course, with the animal sightings, the cars...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Mariyn K
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Observe black bears, elk, mountain lions, buffalo, reindeer. We went in the morning which we were told to go then as the animals are more active. Cost wasn't too bad as we all crammed into 1 vehicle and still had our own view to see...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ryangene13
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our drive through, our kids LOVED the bears. We went early in the morning and bears were really active. Probably the best time to go!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 December 2018

My wife and I have been there twice. It was great both times. The price is reasonable and there is a wide variety of wildlife that can seen up close and personal. You drive through one section and then walk around an outdoor area to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank nkitashima
Reviewed 9 December 2018

I needed a three hour nap from all the SD driving so I left my 11 year-old and 14 year-old to plan our afternoon. This is what they came up with from the brochures we had collected. I'm not big into animals but it sounded...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lusciouslibrarian
Reviewed 9 December 2018

An awesome experience to see bears, wolves, mountain lions and other wild animals. It is unforgettable and worth the price!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bernardo S
Reviewed 19 November 2018 via mobile

We have been here several times now, always in November. We have never been disappointed with a drive thru Bear Country. The animals are always up and moving, plenty of them to see and to get pictures of, and its not crowded so we're can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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5 November 2018|
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Response from Jennifer K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is time and room to stop for pictures.
Candace B
3 October 2018|
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Response from jamgeff | Reviewed this property |
I cannot answer that question, but if you call bear country, or find there website, there will be more information for you.
14 September 2018|
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Response from CGait618 | Reviewed this property |
It took us 2 hours including the time we spent on the Wildlife Walkway. This is definitely a place to take your time, pictures and really enjoy. If you are in a rush, I wouldn’t recommend you visit. We were the 4th car to go... More