Bearizona Wildlife Park
Bearizona Wildlife Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Bearizona is a Wildlife Park featuring a drive through area as well as a walk through area. View animals in natural habitats during your drive. Check out more animals on exhibit in the walk through. There are several animal shows throughout the day.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • skk69
    Chicago, Illinois41 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Go visit if you can!
    My kids loved this place. The first part is a drive-thru park which you can go through multiple times. We went through at the beginning and also again at the end. The park is nice also. The animals are spaced out. It was fun to see the jaguars being fed. The people who worked there knew the animals by name there. You never get to see Bears so close up. When we drove through the park later, the bears were more active. It was enjoyable to see. The gift shop was also nice. We bought a few things there.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 26 June 2023
  • Katie K
    182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience
    We were prepared to be potentially underwhelmed but that was not the case! We did the drive thru first and saw all of the animals, they were laying in the shade for the most part, except for the bison, which walked right by my window. We also take enjoyed the walk thru, feeding the otters and seeing everything else. It was July 4, and it was hot but we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and thought it was worth the high admission. Our kids are 15 and 19 and shared our enthusiasm.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 5 July 2023
  • Excursion20674
    20 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another nice visit!
    Another nice visit! We sort of have visiting figured out now. First we drive thru, earlier the better since the animals seem to be more active earlier. Then we do the walking portion of the park. Then we do the drive thru again and finish with a visit to the restaurant and gift shop. While we’re were visiting they had a 10% discount for the sit down restaurant for down loading the Bearizona App. The app notified us of an animal show at the main stage park plaza which we were able to see. Very interesting. The weather right after 4th of July was very nice making our visit extra nice.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 July 2023
  • jasoncoe
    Columbus, Ohio48 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbearlievable Time!
    Took a trip to the Grand Canyon, on our way out heading to Sedona we stopped. Was a great quick drive through. We saw a lot of bears and many other animals. I highly recommended stopping in if you in the area.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 19 July 2023
  • NVC0218
    Raleigh, North Carolina3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don't miss it if you are in the area!
    We stopped here on our way from the Grand Canyon to Hoover Dam and Las Vegas and had a great time! When we saw the billboard, my husband was convinced it would be a sad roadside attraction (tourist trap), but it was the complete opposite! The drive part was neat - so fun to see the animals! And the park was amazing! The park had wide walkways shaded by trees and nice enclosures. The restaurant in the back of the gift shop was a little pricey, but the ambiance was nice (we sat upstairs where we could see the Jaguar enclosure) and the food was actually fantastic and big portions - it was one of the best meals we had on our entire trip! It's worth the stop and the price if you are in the area.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 July 2023
  • Discover02764936126
    6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun & exciting
    I highly recommend coming here! It was so fun and exciting my kids didn’t want to leave. Also the animals look so happy and healthy way better than any zoo I’ve ever been to. It is a little spendy what worth it as the animals seems so happy & well fed. The bears playing were our favorite part.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 28 July 2023
  • tennessee2913
    317 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love, love Bearizona
    I loved Bearizona. I was worried in the beginning that we were not going to see any bears and then bears started appearing everywhere. Would definitely recommend to anyone with children. My only downfall is that that the bears are unable to roam free in the wild. They are such incredible creatures.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 3 August 2023
  • Thunder600
    Albuquerque, New Mexico38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A close up experience!
    This place is great! A neat trip through nature. There are two paths: driving and walking , they are included in the entry fee! Plan on a slow drive as there was numerous animals to see. The bear cooling off in the pond was hilarious, among other things! The walking tour was set up a comfortable stroll.a lot of the animals were out! The gift shops, restaurants were very good . I recommend the pulled pork nacho!, a meal all to its self! Worth the stop!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • cdshubert
    Wadsworth, Ohio1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved Bearizona!
    We had an excellent time at Bearizona! We stopped in Williams on our way to the Grand Canyon. Our son loved all the animals - especially the otters! They also had some gorgeous peacocks walking around that were stunning! Highly recommend!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • daughter040
    27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great find!
    Stop here on our way from Lake Powell to Williams. What a great find. Grandkids were in awe. Animals were plentiful and very active. Both drive-through and walking around the park kept the kids very interested and very very happy!!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
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Bobby31225
Bullhead City, AZ
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Solo
I spent the night in Williams, Az. and the next morning I was there just before 8 a.m. just as they were opening the gates. Only one car in front of me. What a neat place to go see one of natures best drive though to see all these magnificent creatures. Bears, wolves, Bison etc, etc. So nice I drove through a second time. Afterwards, I parked and walked though the other exhibits on foot. Well worth the visit!! Would highly recommended going though this Bearizona.
Written 18 June 2024
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coxjo2016
Wellington, KS
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
We were a bit disappointed in the drive through because several of the animals were holed up or asleep due to the heat. However, the walk through made up for that and the grizzley feeding was great to witness. Staff took plenty of time to feed the bears and provide information to all of us. Bearizona is wonderful for all ages and not to be missed.
Written 9 June 2024
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Deborah P
Green Valley, AZ
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
A great stop if you have children. the drive through was not overly impressive, we were expecting to see more activity. We arrived at 10 am and the summer temperature was climbing , and animals were probably taking cover. We saw a handful of Bison, bear and wolves. Walking through the zoo area, the heat may have caused the animals to retreat. I would recommend for family with kids as a must see. I wouldn’t return.
Written 9 June 2024
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Susan K
North Royalton, OH
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
My family and I spent a week in Arizona seeing so many wonderful, beautiful places. Bearizona was by far the highlight of our trip.

We are huge animal lovers, bears in particular, and the other destinations could not compete with what Bearizona has to offer in this regard. My family and I had been anticipating the drive through bear exhibit for over a year, so much so that we were worried it would be a disappointment. It ended up being everything we hoped for and more!

Our first drive through, almost every type of animal was awake and walking around. Upon entering the bear exhibit, we noticed one swimming around in a small pond. Then we started seeing bears everywhere! Some were in trees, others deeper in the woods, some started crossing the roadways and investigating the cars. On several occasions, an attendant who was parked nearby had to drive closer to chase the bears away from tourists’ vehicles when they lingered too long.

After our first drive through, we explored the walking portion of the park. Several wonderful exhibits, including more bears! We arrived just in time for a special feeding of the bears, and had the chance to toss them apples and oranges. My first time feeding a bear!

All the animals appeared to have spacious and clean enclosures and they all appeared to be well cared for and healthy.

After walking for a while, the rain set in, so we hopped back in the car and did two more rounds on the drive through (there is no limit once you pay). The bears were even more active the second and third time around, with several young ones chasing each other up, down, and around trees! We had so much fun watching the play, and they mostly ignored the line of cars (with the exception of a couple curious bears who couldn’t help but touch a few cars as they moved across the roadway).

I could go on and on, but suffice to say that this is most definitely a worthwhile attraction if you love animals and are anywhere near the area. 100% recommend!
Written 3 June 2024
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joy42001
Grand Blanc, MI
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
This park was fantastic. The animals were all active and super fun to watch. The drive through part was great as it allows you to see the animals in their natural state. The walking area had some wonderful animals, all who were easy to see and pretty active. The park is small enough that it doesn’t take your entire day to go through, but large enough to keep you interested around every corner. I highly recommend a stop at this wonderful, clean, and well maintained park when driving through or staying near Williams!
Written 31 May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
One of the best places we visited during our trip was an incredible drive-through wildlife habitat. We loved the breathtaking views and the unique opportunity to see the animals up close, which allowed us to take many amazing pictures. Bringing our dogs along made the experience even more enjoyable, as they could join us for the entire drive.

The convenience of staying in our vehicle while observing the wildlife made the visit comfortable and stress-free. The variety of animals we encountered was impressive, and we are already looking forward to returning at a different time of year to see even more species.

Overall, this destination is perfect for anyone who loves nature and wants a unique and memorable experience. We highly recommend it and can't wait to go back!
Written 29 May 2024
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John P
South Deerfield, MA
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
A combination drive through and walk through zoo, we got the best of both worlds. The wildlife was not as exotic as the North Carolina Zoo we went to in January, but the bears, bison, mountain goats, reindeer, donkeys, arctic wolves, red fox, badger, bobcat, leopards, elk and other wildlife (that we have on or next to our 80 acres back home) deserved our admission fees. It was a Friday so not crowded, but well attended. Many of the concessions were not open.
Written 13 May 2024
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Mary B
Granville, OH
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Had many people tell us to go, but still I was a little leery at the concept of the drive thru zoo. If my family hadn't said they wanted to go I probably would have let it pass. I am so glad we didn't!
Really nicely done, the setting is lovely, the animals appear peaceful and well cared for, decent driving length and appreciated the turn offs at the more popular spots where you could loop around again. Then at the end the opportunity to walk thru another more traditional zoo.
Again, really nicely done and great to learn about how the animals came to them.
We spent 2+ hours for the entire visit and very well worth it.
Written 28 April 2024
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Mike D
Adamstown, MD
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
I'm not a fan of people making money off of captive wildlife. Wildlife is not for our entertainment or financial gain....
Written 27 April 2024
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Carol C
Peoria, AZ
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Our visit to Bearizona was beyond expectations. Sean Casey & his entire staff, especially Norm, are extremely courteous, professional, and more than helpful.
The entire campus is most impressive. The viewing & interaction with the animals is unforgettable. You cannot miss this trip!
Written 26 April 2024
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