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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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Great place to visit while in West Yellowstone!

We thoroughly enjoyed he time we spent at the GWDC. The staff were always around talking to people... read more

Reviewed yesterday
New Jersey
Fantastic Place

Stopped here December 2014 .Very cold at -32, but well worth it . Animals very well looked after... read more

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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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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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Reviewed yesterday

We thoroughly enjoyed he time we spent at the GWDC. The staff were always around talking to people about the animals and were very knowledgeable. The display were very informative as well. We loved watching the wolves and the grizzlies playing during snack time. It...More

Thank Josie679
Reviewed 3 days ago

Stopped here December 2014 .Very cold at -32, but well worth it . Animals very well looked after. It was a privilege to see the Bears and wolves. Such majestic animals. Good gift shop and well informed staff. Would love to come back one day...More

Thank wicorwoman
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth $13. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the animals. Great pic opportunities with the animals. Beautiful exhibits.

Thank Marcy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to see bears and wolves in natural setting. Wolves were awesome. Birds, too. very educational

Thank cjmurray2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so glad that we stopped by. It was an incredible experience to see the bears and wolves up close. All 5 of us (ages 20 to 60) enjoyed this facility and left with a greater appreciation and understanding of these 2 animals.

Thank MomCatalina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends visited for the first time. Staff introduced a rough legged hawk, answered questions with good information and sufficient detail. Wolves and grizzlies were all visible and fairly active on a sunny, winter day. Staff member was available for questions near all...More

Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

West Yellowstone is one of my new favorite towns. About 90 miles from Bozeman -- and just outside Yellowstone's west entrance, it's got a lot to offer and I highly recommend spending a few hours here. My favorite attraction was the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery...More

Thank Freed0mt0travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went in here to buy tickets for the entrance to the park and looked around the place. Interesting to see everything.

Thank Jay B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So great that recovering animals have a safe haven while educating the public at the same time. Swing by and check it out.

Thank Sandra C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Discovery center ...This place has been caring and educating people for over 20 years and is a must stop to see 'Sam" a huge Alaskan grizzly ...his size will amaze you. Getting to watch the volunteers work on...More

Thank meshellebaby
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Renee T | Reviewed this property |
Also, the admission is good for two consecutive days, so you can plan accordingly.
6 March 2017|
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Response from Tarla P | Reviewed this property |
The animals are outdoors, yes. But, they have indoor viewing stations. There is a small warming hut where you can watch the bears. And in a different building, a room with huge windows allows you to watch the wolves.
Stephanie M
26 June 2016|
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Response from Dazzle34 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say a morning or afternoon would be good. The talks are interesting and feel free to talk to the employees. They are vert informative. Whole daymight be too much.they had some nice programs for kids and the 8 year old... More