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Fortress of the Bear

#3 of 48 things to do in Sitka Features Animals
4639 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835-9805
+1 907-747-3032
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4639 Sawmill Creek Rd, Sitka, AK 99835-9805
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Reviewed yesterday

If you want to see bears, this is the place. They had 5 brown bears and 3 black bears in very large enclosures with a walkway above. They throw food to them and interact with the bears. These bears are awake, we have been to...More

Thank sctravel55
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was such a great way to see bears up close in Alaska! We went on a cruise excursion, not knowing what to expect, and were thrilled to learn that a former bear hunter had started this sanctuary for bear cubs. Loved watching the bears,...More

Thank vbh1030
Reviewed 2 days ago

Glad I was here to see the bears in action. Though it is like a sanctuary, the people here really take care of the animals. No doubt it is a popular place to visit. At time of our visit, it was very crowded. Have some...More

Thank petersjsim
Reviewed 3 days ago

A great experience, get to see Brown and Black Bear in a controlled environment (rescue bears). Well done situation.

Thank Early E
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the black bear cubs! Actually, all the bears were adorable- from a distance. Felt the place was too small, but the bears seemed very content.

Thank Daniela G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our party of 8 spent a fascinating and educational 1 1/2 hours here. The bears are incredibly well cared for and the staff are knowledgeable, hard-working and very open to questions about the project.

Thank PSD66
Reviewed 5 days ago

What a great experience watching the bear play. My sons said that watching the bears was better than their cell phones or TV. We all wish we spent more time sitting there watching the bears play and react to the crowds.

Thank Crockpot96
Reviewed 5 days ago

We were on a cruise to Alaska which stopped in Sitka for the day, we went to the FOTB. I LOVED it. I loved seeing the rescued bears, hearing their stories- it was fantastic. The people there were quite knowledgable about the bears and wildlife...More

Thank Duckielu
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I want to give fortress of the bear five star review. It is a very good organization for helping bears in public and in the wild ones when mama bear is killed.

Thank Bin X
Reviewed 6 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Fortress of the Bears. The 3 small black bears act like siblings. They rolled and played, and were so much fun to watch. The large brown bears are huge! They haved learned sign language, and when they want...More

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19 June 2017|
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Response from Kbwhat | Reviewed this property |
There is a ramp as well as stairs.
26 April 2017|
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Response from BearManagerFoB | Property representative |
We are 5-6 miles from the Raptor Center. You can reach us by cab, take the local bus (weekdays only) or use one of the shuttle bus services providedo by Sitka Tours or Tribal Tours.
19 March 2017|
Response from BearManagerFoB | Property representative |
Absolutely! As of May 1st, we will be open 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week. We look forward to your visit!

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