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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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Up close and personal

The discovery center was a wonderful way to view the bears and wolves. We didn't get to see any in... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Battle Ground, Washington
Small but Nice

It is a lovely place to visit. Only takes a couple hours at most to wander the animals. If you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Prescott, Arizona
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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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  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hide food” (143 reviews)
“birds of prey” (114 reviews)
“non profit” (70 reviews)
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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The discovery center was a wonderful way to view the bears and wolves. We didn't get to see any in the park so this was the next best thing. Very interesting and informative.

Thank norma596
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a lovely place to visit. Only takes a couple hours at most to wander the animals. If you can, stop to hear the keeper explanations of the wolf and grizzly care. It is worth it!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The animals are healthy, well cared for and fed. These animals are ones that can't be returned to the wild but are being kept as close to wild as possible. They are fascinating to watch and I could have sat and watched all day. Good...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great attraction to the town. They brought out different bears every 45 minutes. They were building more attractions on that definitely seem worth checking out when it’s finished.

Thank rhodmas21
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the animals at this NOT FOR PROFIT animal site. Did not mind the fee since it was going for education and care of the animals many times these places are disgusting as the owners are just using the animals to make money, not...More

Thank travelermi
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is small but it totally caters itself to the animals and their comfort. They are also dedicated to reproducing their natural habits and behaviors in the wild. I learned so much from an employee who acted more like a guide or docent. I...More

Thank DianaMEP
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited the center twice (admission is good for two consecutive days) and just enjoyed watching the animals. As we did not see a bear or wolf in the park, this was a great opportunity to see some up close. We enjoyed talking to the naturalists...More

Thank CDH075
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We loved it. The guides were well informed and we were impressed with how they try to simulate living in the wild for the animals that live there. The museum was very well done and informative.

Thank Eva H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Best part was the ranger talk with special highlight of a Karelian dog. They actually "herd" bears with this unique breed.

Thank lkpjlp
Reviewed 6 days ago

Let's face it you're not going to see a whole lot of bears or wolves in Yellowstone. If you do see one you can count yourself very lucky, and if you haven't it's well worth making up for that by visiting this place. You can...More

Thank rosiefromlondon
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18 July 2017|
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Response from Renee T | Reviewed this property |
Also, the admission is good for two consecutive days, so you can plan accordingly.
6 March 2017|
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Response from Tarla P | Reviewed this property |
The animals are outdoors, yes. But, they have indoor viewing stations. There is a small warming hut where you can watch the bears. And in a different building, a room with huge windows allows you to watch the wolves.
Stephanie M
26 June 2016|
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Response from Dazzle34 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say a morning or afternoon would be good. The talks are interesting and feel free to talk to the employees. They are vert informative. Whole daymight be too much.they had some nice programs for kids and the 8 year old... More