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Montana Grizzly Encounter

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Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Road, Bozeman, MT 59715
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+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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We enjoyed the bears so much that we stayed long enough to see all of them! Each bear has a story. The bears each have a "best friend" so they can only come out with their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the bears so much that we stayed long enough to see all of them! Each bear has a story. The bears each have a "best friend" so they can only come out with their "buddy." It was fantastic watching them play and wrestle and interact, and hear their stories. The people who worked there were very knowledgeable about... More 

Thank sabrinanthecity
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Me and a few friends went to check this out and we loved it! They docents there telling you all about the different bears, where they came from, and how they live. They also have really friendly goats that you can pet and who love hanging out with people. The people that work there literally live right next to the... More 

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North Pole, Alaska
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an embarrassment. 9.00 or whatever per person for 10 minutes. You literally drive into a parking lot, get out, walk to a 10 X 10 shack with souvenirs in it to get to an enclosure with a bear.......maybe! Maybe it's because we lived in Alaska and saw grizzly bears in the wild. I guess if you are not... More 

Thank Renee L
Bedford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I spent over 2 hours here, watching the antics of Jake and Maggie. It is clear that the bears are happy and well-cared for. Curator Bill provided a wealth of information, including all of the bears' (there are 5 at the sanctuary) rescue stories, their histories and personalities, and general bear safety. Super informative and the bears... More 

Thank LeeAnn H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to see the bears close up and in person! Fun to watch their behaviors and nest for children to see

Thank Edward N
Greenwood, South Carolina
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see the Grizzly bear's after classes. The owner was very informative about the bears and still kind of cool even at the end of May.

Thank Joey H
St. Petersburg, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I loved visiting Brutus the Bear at Montana Grizzly Encounters. I cannot say enough about the good rescue work that these fine folks are doing. I was exciting to see the legendary Brutus play with his companion Bella.

Thank Rick B
Bozeman, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This is a small place with a few bears in an easily accessible place. The staff who tell you about the animals are highly knowledgeable and very personable; their presentation is very informative and they're happy to answer questions. It's great fun to watch these amazing animals "doing their thing" in a natural environment. Kids and adults will enjoy watching... More 

Thank MThiker_12
Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Montana Grizzly Encounter is a rescue and educational facility just outside of Bozeman. You'll get see these magnificent creatures up close and learn about them from the knowledgeable staff. A must see!

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 233 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

Our decision to pull in to Montana Grizzly Encounter was impromptu. We had a rainy day to kill outside Yellowstone National Park & we just happened to drive by. Boy, am I glad we did. For a very reasonable entry fee ($7 per person), we got to spend time with four bears---Bella & Brutus and Jake & Maggi (two came... More 

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