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“Get Close without Danger”

Montana Grizzly Encounter
Ranked #8 of 68 things to do in Bozeman
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Owner description: Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
Reviewed 17 August 2017

This is a great place to go and see Grizzly Bears. The staff is very friendly and informative. The bears are in a good enclosure with water, rocks, trees and good terrain. The bears rotate "shifts" and it is possible to return the nest day for a different bear to encounter. Photography opportunities are great, as bears move quite a bit. even their oldest got up for a stroll while we were there.

Thank Steven I
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Not a bad activity when you're looking for something to do. The enclosure is small but the staff is there to provide information and to answer tons of questions. Interesting to see the types of bear proof containers they can destroy.

Thank SeebsMT
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This is a pretty simple experience, you pay your fee, and go view the bears in their enclosure. I think I was expecting something more grand in scale, however, the bears are amazing, the staff is very informative and clearly cares for them and what they do for the bears in terms of rescuing them from bad situations is worth the cost of your visit to support the cause. We got to see Brutus and the youngest bear who's name escapes me. A staff member gave a ton of information on the bears along with some helpful bear/human interaction advice. Definitely would be useful for anyone planning to be in the Wilderness in Montana. It's right off I-90 and you could be in and out in an hour or less, so if your passing through, it could be a nice break. Definitely worth seeing

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

We enjoyed seeing the bears. We got to see 2 of them while visiting. Food had been placed throughout the enclosure. It was fun to watch the bears search and find their treats. The bears seemed to be taken care and happy. The gentleman giving the presentation was funny and gave great information about bears in general, and what to do if you encounter one in the wild. Admission was reasonable (I think $7 for adults and $5 for kids). We spent about an hour watching the bears and in the little gift shop.

Thank MyOwnBrandOfCrazy
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

There are five bears currently living at the sanctuary. Four have been rescued from horrible living conditions. All are well cared for. The information provided about bears in the wild and what to do if you encounter one was interesting and informative. All the bears do not get along so there are only two out at a time. The best time to go is around 11:45. Jake and Maggi are out but will be heading back in. The caregivers come out and hide snacks for Brutus and Bella. They come out a few minutes after twelve. They are very active looking for the treats and you get a true appreciation of their size!

Thank kroseems
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