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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
Phone Number: +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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Hit or Miss, hit for us!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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Sicklerville, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I bought a Groupon for Montana Grizzly encounter for my wife and I for our trip out west. During our car ride from Glacier National Park to Billings, MT, we stopped here to see the bears. Unfortunately, we arrived about 4:00 PM and were told they were closing in 15-minutes, where the posted hours were to 7:00. We explained our... More 

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6 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This was a great way to see bears up close, yet safely. The host was very knowledgeable and well versed on the bears. Worth the time to stop in.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

This family run bear rescue provides reasonable care for mistreated captives and orphan bears. Note that you won't see all 5 bears in a one hour visit.. But the $7 admission fee enables 48 hrs of access to return if you like. The family really knows their bears and the information and stories are really entertaining. Just don't ask about... More 

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Lansing, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Let me start off by saying that some people may not like this place if they never take time to find out its purpose. This encounter is home to five grizzlies that had no place else to go where they would survive. Faced with that, I would much rather see them here than the alternative. MGE not only provides a... More 

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