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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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Address: 201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
Phone Number: +1 406-646-7001
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08:30 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 16:00
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See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit...

See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility. Activities include: Keeper Kid's (hide food for the bears), live Bird-of-Prey Exhibits, view two separate wolf packs from the Naturalist Cabin, Wolf Enrichment, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Park Ranger Talks, a World-Class Bear museum, intriguing films and presentations. Open 365 days (GWDC bears DO NOT hibernate). Admission is good for two consecutive days. One block from Yellowstone National Park.

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What a great place. Has a selection of rescued animals. The bears were testing bear-proof rubbish bins which was very entertaining to watch. The bears are out to view on a rota... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place. Has a selection of rescued animals. The bears were testing bear-proof rubbish bins which was very entertaining to watch. The bears are out to view on a rota and staff give talks and are happy to answer questions.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

There isn't much open this time of year in West Yellowstone. This Discovery Center was open, which is why we went in - and we are glad that we did. The people working there were well informed and the animals were impressive.

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California City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there in November and were able to move around freely and see the grizzlies, wolves and birds of prey easily. We also attended a short bird of prey talk where they passed around an owl feather and owl skull and showed us Chip the American Kestrel and Acadia the Northern saw-whet owl up close. They are in the... More 

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Taylorville, Illinois
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not what I expected! Was kind of sad seeing these beautiful animals caged up! Small facility . So there isn't much to see and if your not there at the right time you'll be lucky to see one grizzly!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A great place to visit, especially for families with younger children. The main entrance hall has a small exhibition area with lots of information about the animals you are about to see. The Center has four main groups of animals - bear, wolves, birds, and squirrels. All of the animals there cannot be returned to the wild for a variety... More 

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Irving, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can tell they take good care of the animals. The center is well done. We were there when they put the fish out and had ~6 grizzlies going fishing. They also hid treats around the enclosures for the wolves and grizzlies to give them some challenges during their day. Animals looked healthy and had room to run around. There... More 

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West Yellowstone, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for families young and old discount given to WorldMark guests, for every paid admission you get .50 off and access for 2 days unlimited. Very informative at any age.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a neat little place to see live animals in natural-ish habitats. The animals seem well taken care of. Will definitely be returning with our children!

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Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outside, they have several grizzly bears that they change out throughout the day, 3 wolf packs and birds of prey. Inside they have a gift shop and exhibits where you can learn more about the animals. Would recommend visiting.

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Tewantin, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit while in West Yellowstone. Very educational & informative with good enclosure that get you close up to bears, wolves & other animals.

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