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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
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+1 406-586-8893

Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational...

Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.

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I loved visiting Brutus the Bear at Montana Grizzly Encounters. I cannot say enough about the good rescue work that these fine folks are doing. I was exciting to see the legendary... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Rick B
St. Petersburg, Florida
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I loved visiting Brutus the Bear at Montana Grizzly Encounters. I cannot say enough about the good rescue work that these fine folks are doing. I was exciting to see the legendary Brutus play with his companion Bella.

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Bozeman, Montana
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place with a few bears in an easily accessible place. The staff who tell you about the animals are highly knowledgeable and very personable; their presentation is very informative and they're happy to answer questions. It's great fun to watch these amazing animals "doing their thing" in a natural environment. Kids and adults will enjoy watching... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Montana Grizzly Encounter is a rescue and educational facility just outside of Bozeman. You'll get see these magnificent creatures up close and learn about them from the knowledgeable staff. A must see!

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 229 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our decision to pull in to Montana Grizzly Encounter was impromptu. We had a rainy day to kill outside Yellowstone National Park & we just happened to drive by. Boy, am I glad we did. For a very reasonable entry fee ($7 per person), we got to spend time with four bears---Bella & Brutus and Jake & Maggi (two came... More 

1 Thank Tiffy_Bird
Bozeman, Montana
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We came on the rainiest day of the y ear I swear! And it took a little while to get the bears to come out but once they did they started bathing in the water and getting really close to the viewing ledge. Pretty cool! And the little amount of money helps support the bears. Would go again. Fun little... More 

1 Thank AmalieRZ22
North Oxford, Massachusetts
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Easy to get to, reasonably priced. Staff was very knowledgeable in teaching us about the bears and their history at the Grizzly Encounter. Bears were playful and fun to watch. You're able to get up pretty close to take pictures and videos. Only negative is that there's not a lot of shade, so plan ahead if it's a hot summer... More 

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Brunswick, Maryland
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

We had a great time visiting and seeing the bears. The staff are very knowledgeable about the bears and they have a great gift shop. We returned for a second day because your entrance ticket is valid for two days.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

it didn't cost much to get in. parking was easy. it was absolutely so cold nobody wanted to be outside very long. there were 2 bears and they were visible. played a bit. but that's about it. if your kids want to see live bears....there you go

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Apparently, when Trip Advisor updated my email & merged 2 accounts, they accidentally credited a review to me which horrified me---I will ask that they remove it as soon as possible! I did not write it; it has been mistakenly attributed to me & added to my reviews. We first visited this location, located alongside I-90 close to Bozeman, MT,... More 

1 Thank Teresa L
Fairfax Station, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

A wonderful place that is doing important work. Visitors are able to see the bears up very close which allows for great photos and the chance to learn about these beautiful animals. MGE has five bears which cannot live in the wild - at least two were rescued from an appalling captivity situation. The staff very clearly cares quite deeply... More 

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