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“Great way to learn about bears and see grizzly bears”

Montana Grizzly Encounter
Ranked #5 of 63 things to do in Bozeman
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
Reviewed 12 June 2014 via mobile

I thought I knew a lot and then I met Billy and Ami. What an amazing way to see and learn about grizzly bears. You can get close enough to get amazing pictures without putting bears or you in harms way.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014

We had great fun visiting the two bears in a habitat made especially for them in this beautiful area. The staff are very knowledgeable and very kind about answering questions. It is good for all ages and the ticket price is good for 2 days.

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Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this bear rescue sanctuary while on a road trip through Montana and were very skeptical about this place at first blush. However, after hearing their stories about saving these bears that were held in captivity throughout the U.S. and therefore can no longer be released into the wild, we felt much differently. The staff is very knowledgeable and you can sense the love they have for these bears. $8 per person price was well worth the money and goes to a good cause. Well worth the stop! Some great photos of grizzlies from a safe distance too.

2  Thank rfed82
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

I have seen dozens of black and grizzly bears in the wild while hunting. Fortunately none ever were threatening. While seeing a sow and her 1 year old for 30 minutes at a range of 200 yards with binoculars is educational [these animals can disappear by merely stepping into an area such as a hole made by a fallen tree's root ball...digging for food, to abruptly reappear as if from no where in 10 minutes], most will never see such things in the wild and so for my spouse this offered a first opportunity to see the bears, and observe the for hours if you wish, at close range. Well worth it, the ticket was good for two days in a row. They show different pairs of bears in the morning, changing in the afternoon. So by timing we saw 4. DO NOT expect a Hollywood presentation....this is Montana and the way locals prefer it, so while the speaker's voice may be monotone, trust me he knows his stuff. After a presentation, there is time to ask questions.

1  Thank flyboy1320
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Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

Much better than your typical zoo

grizzly encounter allows you to get up close to the Bears

the guys that own the place are super knowledgeable and have one grizzly story after the next definitely worth the trip

When we were there the Bears were super active wrestling growling ripping apart trees

1  Thank fraink
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