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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Address: 201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
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+1 406-646-7001
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08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit...

See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility. Activities include: Keeper Kid's (hide food for the bears), live Bird-of-Prey Exhibits, view two separate wolf packs from the Naturalist Cabin, Wolf Enrichment, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Park Ranger Talks, a World-Class Bear museum, intriguing films and presentations. Open 365 days (GWDC bears DO NOT hibernate). Admission is good for two consecutive days. One block from Yellowstone National Park.

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The safest way to see Grizzlies and wolves at Yellowstone. These are rescue animals and they are well taken care of.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Mariposa, California, Usa
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Mariposa, California, Usa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The safest way to see Grizzlies and wolves at Yellowstone. These are rescue animals and they are well taken care of.

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Atlanta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The animals are well taken care of and the grizzlies are pretty impressive. The short movies are very educational. The wolves were asleep, but it was neat to see them up close. Good gift shop as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

When we first got there, thought it would be a quick visit. Turned out, we spent most of the day there. HIGHLY recommend.

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Bellevue, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is a well-run place with good programming and views of the bears and wolves. The interpretive centers are clean and well designed. The staff seems to know what they are talking about. Good for all ages.

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Twin Falls, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I thoroughly enjoyed our time there. It was interesting to see the animals interaction. A small but very nice museum with great facts about the animals. We stayed at a hotel a block away and I could hear the wolves singing at night. I loved it. A great place to see these wonderful animals up close.

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I visited the center in late January when they were having a pretty good cold snap. Like one of the other reviewers mentioned, if you can go in the winter, you have the place practically to yourself. We enjoyed not only the presentations, gift shop, etc..., but I enjoyed taking my time and photographing these beautiful animals.... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a must see when in West Yellowstone. I could sit for hours and watch these beautiful animals. The staff is very friendly and helpful. If you visit during the winter months you practically have the place to yourself.

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Missoula, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I visited here over the weekend. We paid our admission and used our 2 days ticket multiple times over the weekend. We came back for most of the wolf enrichment programs and stayed to see the bears exchanged enough that we saw every bear in the facility. The way the facility rotates the bears is really great... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was very cold the day we visited, but the warming stop and the viewing buildings made the visit comfortable. Attended a program on rappters. One of the best presentations I have seen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even though it is not a large attraction it was well worth the visit. We loved seeing the bears and wolves so close and without bars in the way. The entry fee goes toward helping these beautiful animals and educating us how to treat them better so that was satisfying. Kids will definitely enjoy this place.

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