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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Must see.

Phenomenal, the highlight of our trip. Spectacular, educational, funny. A must see if you're... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Bozeman, Montana
via mobile
Educational and awesome!

Pretty amazing to be within 40 feet of a pair of Grizzlies - one 500 lb female and one 800 lb male... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeff S
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Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“bear safety” (21 reviews)
“rescued bears” (15 reviews)
80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Phenomenal, the highlight of our trip. Spectacular, educational, funny. A must see if you're anywhere near Bozeman.

Thank CMP-Don
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Pretty amazing to be within 40 feet of a pair of Grizzlies - one 500 lb female and one 800 lb male. These are magnificent creatures and you can't help but watch and listen as the owner relays stories and facts about grizzlies. This is...More

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 5 days ago

I took my 2 year old grandson to go see the bears. When we arrived, There were 2 bears out. They limit the number of bears that are out for show-n-tell. The lady gave a speech about bear safety, and what to do, it it's...More

Thank GinaPeters
Reviewed 5 days ago

We learned and observed so much much about these bears from a safe distance! Bill, the trainer, was so knowledgeable! Amazing animals!

Thank AboveAlbuquerque
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a great humanitarian deed by the owners. To take in abandoned and abused grizzly bears from all around USA. The star of the show was a bear named Brutus of TV fame. Raised from infancy by the owners who treated him as their own....More

Thank CandE_Evans
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our friends got tickets for us to visit the Montana grizzly encounter. I had no idea what to expect and I'm so glad we went! Unlike the zoo, the animals were out in their own environment, and it's obvious they're cared for very well. I...More

Thank Susan W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Montana grizzly encounter after a couple of days in Yellowstone and on our way to Canada. We arrived early as we didn't check the opening times carefully enough and didn't realize that it was fall opening times. We almost left and didn't...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to backtrack east from Bozeman to go to Grizzley Encounter, but it is is clearly marked with a large sign. The staff was friendly and extremely knowledge , and even invited us to bring our Golden Retriever into the viewing area, which we...More

Thank DollyColo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were anixious to see a grizzly up close as most tourists are. But once we saw their enclosure and how bored the bears were, I think they would of been better off at a zoo. One bear just walked around in circles for the...More

1  Thank ransal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It exceeded my expectations, very well run place with owners who are clearly passionate and caring of their bears. If you want to see bears up close - but note that only 2 are out at a time . We got wonderful pictures and enjoyed...More

Thank D5120YTsues
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Beverly P
6 April 2017|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
May 1st we will be starting our Spring Hours 10am - 6pm daily, weather permitting.
12 July 2016|
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Response from JoshuaK4 | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your concern on this, Christine. Maybe will give it another try. This was years ago we visited.