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Address: 615 E 2nd St, Red Lodge, MT 59068 (Formerly Beartooth Nature Center)
Phone Number:
+1 406-446-1133
10:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 10:00 - 16:00

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is the only public refuge in Montana to...

Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary is the only public refuge in Montana to house native animals that cannot be returned to the wild due to injury or habituation to humans. We care for over 40 animals and birds, many placed here by Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks, including wolves, mountain lions, black bears, bison, elk, bobcat, fox, coyote, eagles, hawks, owls and many more. The sanctuary offers visitors an unparalleled chance to learn about these and other animals by observing them at close range and through interpretive displays.

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Well maintained place.. nice people a must see visit while in the the big town of Rock Dodge... smiles

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
Shane O
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Billings, Montana
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

Had a great time with a very knowledgeable staff to educate and inform. We felt that it was well worth the price of admission especially with the discount coupon book that is sold every year in Billibgs.

Thank 4mary13
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152 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Well maintained place.. nice people a must see visit while in the the big town of Rock Dodge... smiles

Thank Shane O
Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Enjoyed visiting the sanctuary that takes in injured animals and those that were with humans who couldn't care for them any longer. Lovely area and well worth the visit.

Thank carolynoker
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53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

spent an hour strolling around this place and was worth every penny, all the animals have a story and the staff are only happy to tell you about them

Thank essex54
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Cute place to go and look at animals and take my 8 month old son to. He loved and so did me and my boyfriend.

Thank Bri M
Sioux City, Iowa
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348 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

This is a smaller sanctuary than others but they have a nice good variety of animals. Being smaller and less crowded, it felt a little more personal too. Most of the staff I encountered were helpful and friendly.

1 Thank jnobz
Corpus Christi, Texas
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148 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is a wonderful rescue organization housing mountain lions, black bears, bison, wolves, coyotes, owls, falcons, sandhill cranes, foxes and others. All animals are unable to live in the wild due to injuries or domestication. There could be more emphasis on education. The two staff in the lobby/gift shop area were more interested in talking with each other than with... More 

Thank Burton B
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65 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This is not a large sanctuary compared to others I've been to but it definitely is a great visit. I went specifically to see the raptors but was totally taken with the goofy porcupines. They were adorable. The staff obviously cares very much about each animal in their care and that is what is important. I would definitely recommend to... More 

2 Thank daintygirl
Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Booked a group activity with Tim a month in advance, to include small animal encounter. Had to book twice, because our first attempt he informed me the people who could do this would be unavailable on our original request date. We gave him all the requisite information on our group, six adults and nine children, and his response led us... More 

Thank slotgeorge
Apache512, Finance Diretor at Yellowstone Wildlife Sanctuary, responded to this review

We apologize for your experience here. There was confusion upon your arrival. Tim was not in town that entire week and we had no confirmation of your plans here. We did offer you a tour but you declined it. As far as the animal encounter; because our animal care team was not informed of the event they were unable to... More 

Tampa, Florida
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277 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

Some walking involved, but a great representation of wild animals from the area (including birds) that cannot be released back into the wild. Several areas under construction. Only negative, they have no room to expand.

1 Thank ta96silver

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