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Bear Country USA

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This was our second trip to Bear Country! They give a Veteran’s discount. Very nice! This is your... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lisa W
Pensacola, Florida
via mobile
I loved the bear cubs!

We went mid-October and were 1 of only a handful of cars there so we were able to see every animal... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mindy M
Rock Island, Illinois, United States
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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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13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
+1 605-343-2290
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was our second trip to Bear Country! They give a Veteran’s discount. Very nice! This is your chance to see black bears and grizzlies up close. You stay in your car, windows up and just watch the bears. They also have many other animals...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went mid-October and were 1 of only a handful of cars there so we were able to see every animal and spend as much time as we wanted in each area. We all loved it (ages 5 to 69). We even asked if we...More

Thank Mindy M
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We drove through the park earlier in the day before 11 I think, and the animals were out. That is usually the disappointing part of zoos is not actually seeing animals, well not the case here. The traffic goes very slow through the route, and...More

Thank Robert A
Reviewed 5 days ago

bears everywhere, sitting on the road, watching the people, fighting among themselves - well worth the price

Thank James D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wow, this place was the highlight of our trip to Rapid City. I had visited this place as a child but memories seem to fade with time, after our trek thru I am left with a tremendous appreciation for the beauty of nature. The animals...More

Thank Compass818505
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent $62 for a family of 4c and were underwhelmed. The first half of the park you drive through, and that was okay. On the 2nd Hal’s is the park you walk through what is basically a glorified zoo.

Thank Chad B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here on our last day in Rapid City. If you don’t have a chance to encounter wildlife this is a good stop for you. It’s hard to see so many bears in one place as you know they want to be out in the...More

Thank 43MaryB2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a neat experience to get up close to the bears and other wildlife. Thank you to Jodi for making my Birthday weekend so special. We had a great time and can't wait to come back!

Thank Kari A
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a drive through type of tour. Our history has been on these type tour that we don't really get to see any animals. That was NOT the case for Bear Country USA. We were able to see animals in each section except the...More

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were debating whether to go here, well I am sure glad we did. I bought 2 senior tickets for $15. Not too sure what the full price is. Definitely worth it. You drive around in your car observing all the wild life (bears, elk,...More

Thank kirpatt2016
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Candace B
3 October 2018|
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Response from cheryltimm67 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, your pets can go through the event with you. You drive through the exhibit and suppose to leave your windows up.
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
Shelly G
28 July 2018|
Response from Ian H | Reviewed this property |
I went Saturday morning around 8-30. Went right in no problem. Sunday there was a huge line up down the road for hours. Feeding time I'm not sure sorry