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Bear Country USA

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Address: 13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
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+1 605-343-2290
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife...

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, walk around wildlife loop where young and smaller animals frolic in the outdoors. Don't miss the Baby Bears! Dine at the Cub Grub Snack Shack or shop in the Bear's Den Gift Shop. Open May through November, weather permitting. -- Open for 2016 season on April 16th, check our website for more complete dates and hours.

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A must see!

So much fun.... driving through up close a personal with the animals. The baby bears are so cute. We were lucky to see feeding time.... so worth it!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much fun.... driving through up close a personal with the animals. The baby bears are so cute. We were lucky to see feeding time.... so worth it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a great experience driving through this park. The bears were the best! So funny to watch. Great for all the family. The gift shop has a lot of great things as well.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice park to see animals especially the bears, in summer there are little bit exhausted because of the heat, but still you can see them moving around, watch out them around your car.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful drive through park. A great way to see a lot of wild animals up close. You will literally have bears walking around your car. Then at the end of the drive through part, get out of your car and walk a path seeing other animals, including baby bears! So fun and exciting for the whole family!

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Buffalo City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After all the attractions and activities this was a low key, sit down thing we could do fast or slow. One in our group just adores animals and these were very tame and cooperated for pictures.

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Regina, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this drive through zoo. This place has a variety of other animals including bison, deer, cougars, etc. There are also a ton of bears and they will come right up to your car. If you love seeing animals up close then this is a perfect spot. Highly recommend and would definitely go back.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of fairly inactive black bears rolling around. One of the most well known tourist traps on the way to Mount Rushmore. Fun maybe once for kids, but animals in captivity is not something really "fun" in an ultimate sense.

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Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Get to see many different animals besides bears. Good for people of all ages IMO. Reasonably priced. Used to have a bad rap due to sale of bear gall bladders to some weird culture but with new people running the place it is in good hands. Animals are treated well so no need to worry about supporting animal cruelty.

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Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

My family and I loved this place. My kids talked about going back the minute we left. It's a pretty neat experience to see these animals so close. We definitely plan on returning.

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West Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Bear country was absolutely fantastic. My children just love sitting back in the car taking a little break from all the walking we were doing and going for a little drive through the park. The animals were just beautiful. And of course the Bears where are favorite attraction. My youngest just couldn't get over the fact that a bear was... More 

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