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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
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Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational...

Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.

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best way to see Grizzly bears up close

The bears here are all rescued bears. They are able to roam free and do not appear to be mistreated. We had a very knowledgeable attendant when we were there. Interesting place... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Cass M
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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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Bozeman, Montana, United States
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The bears here are all rescued bears. They are able to roam free and do not appear to be mistreated. We had a very knowledgeable attendant when we were there. Interesting place to visit.

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Livingston, Montana
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87 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

This rather rustic facility is all about the bears and not necessarily the guests. The bear enclosure is well done and offers features that are natural for the bears. The human visitors have plenty of room to view the normally active bears from a variety of angles and positions. This encounter is focused on rescue and sanctuary and not breeding.... More 

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Overall a good exhibition, though the one in West Yellowstone is larger and has several bears in a more natural habitat area.

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1 Thank h2ocolourmom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

No cages or pens, the habitat was natural for the Bears, they enjoyed foraging for their snacks and we enjoyed watching them. The staff was very knowledgeable about each bear and grizzlys in general. We learned a great deal and the Bears were peaceful and appeared happy and healthy. Beautiful and awesome experience for the whole family!

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Ami T, Owner at Montana Grizzly Encounter, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again! Thank you! More 

Billings, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

As you're driving through the beautiful Bozeman pass the best thing you can do is stop off and see the amazing grizzly bears. The home they have created for them is a bears dream land with everything they need and want. You can get very close to see them and the owners will throw food and communicate with them to... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

After leaving Yellow Stone and seeing wolves, bison, horned sheep, elk and bull elk, we really wanted to see a bear. After arriving in Bozeman, we learned about this near by family business sharing their love for their five bears. It was easy to enjoy watching them, just chilling and finding snacks that were hidden in their enclosure. The gift... More 

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Big Sky, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a well taken care of natural habitat where you get up close to several different Grizzly bears. Caregivers hide food for the bears, which gives visitors a chance to observe the bears forage in natural surroundings. Park personnel are friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

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Durham, North Carolina
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428 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Very nice stop, and a great cause. We saw Jake and Maggi. What magnificent animals. The staff was friendly and informative. They shared the story of each rescue, and helped us understand what their mission is. Some say the entrance fee is expensive, or more expensive than a zoo. This is no zoo! I find them to be sad and... More 

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Mukilteo, Washington
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409 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

I generally do not like zoos, but did enjoy the chance to appreciate a live grizzly in it's (almost) natural surroundings. These are all rescue bears and are not being rehabilitated. Just given a decent home to live out their lives.

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1 Thank Richard R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

If your going here because you think this is a zoo then your in the wrong place. This a single exhibit about 5 rescued grizzly bears. You get to be very close to them. They are very fun to watch interacting with each other. And the the info from the staff is great. Another great part is that the pass... More 

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