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“If you love bears, you'll love this park!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bearizona Wildlife Park

Bearizona Wildlife Park
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US$ 21.99*
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Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park
Ranked #2 of 36 things to do in Williams
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Bearizona is a Wildlife Park featuring a drive through area as well as a walk through area. View animals in natural habitats during your drive. Check out more animals on exhibit in the walk through. There are several animal shows throughout the day as well as a complimentary bus tour through the park at several times throughout the day.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“If you love bears, you'll love this park!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2012

I am a real bear fan, so I loved seeing the black bears that were roaming around in the drive through enclosures along with many other animals. The highlight of the visit though was watching the baby bears (3 months old) playing with keeper who was explaining about them and answering any questions. I could have watched them all day. There were also year old bears to view. The park was not huge and we only stayed for a couple of hours, but it was well worth the visit.

Visited April 2012
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Midlothian, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“So much fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We really enjoyed this place. You get to drive through the animal park at your own pace, and when you're done you can walk through the part with the baby animals. The raptor show is definitely worth staying for, too.

Visited April 2012
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Curacao
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84 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Bear with me”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Nice set-up. We never like zoos with neurotic animals in much-too-small enclosures, but these look like they're doing fine. Flipside: That's why they often are pretty far away, so bring binoculars.
You get a GPS unit with explaining voice at the entrance, but this experimental feature didn't work out for us. Like Mark Twain's guide, if it got interrupted it got confused and had to start all over again.
Don't stop when there are bears nearby or they may rip mirrors and antenna off from your car!

Visited April 2012
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Claremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Expensive but enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

We visited Bearizona on the recommendation of another tourist. Admission was expensive at $20 per person. It is VERY small for a drive thru wildlife park and zoo with native animals. Obviously still in construction, but we enjoyed the ride thru the park especially to see the bears next to the car. Also had a good time walking thru the "Fort" where there were 5 baby bears, foxes, lynxes in open cages. . Staff were very friendly. We'd like to go back to see how they continue to grow

Visited April 2012
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Clarksville, Maryland
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“More than we expected”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2012

We loved our visit to Bearizona. I wasn't expecting much from a drive-thru animal park. But the real show is in the walking part.
First, you drive thru an area with a MP3 style device that talks about the animals you are seeing. The enclosures are small enough that you can really see the animals, unlike some parks I've been to.
After finishing the drive, park and go into the walking part. This is where the bear "kindergarten" is. The day we were there, the cubs were moving into their new space, "day-care". We could've watched them for hours they were so adorable. At the kindergarten, the bigger, but still young bears were playing. Again, we watched much longer than we had planned to. They are easy to see and very playful. All of the staff was helpful and knowledgeable.
Go in the morning. The bears get warm and sleepy in the afternoons. They need a nap after all of this playing!

Visited April 2012
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