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Bear Country USA

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13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
+1 605-343-2290
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Loved the animals!

We loved seeing all of the animals. While we could have stopped longer for viewing in some places... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Susan T
via mobile
cross country trip

excellant view of animals in natural surroundings. great "baby" area with the bear cubs having a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
banaggy
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Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills Beauty. From the comfort of your vehicle view black bears, wolves, elk, buffalo and other wildlife! After your drive-through tour, walk around wildlife loop where young and smaller animals frolic in the outdoors. Don't miss the Baby Bears! Dine at the Cub Grub Snack Shack or shop in the Bear's Den Gift Shop. Open May through November, weather permitting. -- Open for 2017 season on April 8th weather permitting, check our website for more complete dates and hours.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“drive thru” (168 reviews)
“mountain lions” (129 reviews)
“smaller animals” (102 reviews)
Opens in 9 min
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
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+1 605-343-2290
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved seeing all of the animals. While we could have stopped longer for viewing in some places, we felt a little rushed by other guests wanting to move faster. We got to see the feeding of the bear cubs(not so little), wolves, and foxes....More

Thank Susan T
Reviewed yesterday

excellant view of animals in natural surroundings. great "baby" area with the bear cubs having a great time.

Thank banaggy
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here to kill some time and had a lot of fun on a Friday afternoon. It’s a 2 mike drive through a nature reserve of native animals. The weather was nice and cool so the animals were very active. You can’t get much...More

Thank Kevin M
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

On a recent trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota, my husband and I decided to visit Beat Country USA. What a great find! In the comfort of our own car, we were able to drive through this animal park where we were able...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

We much enjoyed our time at Bear Country!! It was fun seeing all the animals & watching them even interact with each other playfully. We watched as a mama buffalo led her little one across the road, right in front of our car! This is...More

Thank Kay Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

I didn't think this would be fun, but I thought wrong... Although it is a little expensive to get into the park I think it is worth it!! I'm not sure if me or my 5 year old enjoyed it more! It was soo cool...More

Thank TigerPrinc3ss
Reviewed 2 days ago

We drove through this park on a hot day, consequently most of the animals were in their dens or panting under distant trees because of the heat. The smaller animals were in small enclosures reminiscent of zoos of the past. We left with an unpleasant...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 6 days ago

Drove through. We were the first ones there in the morning. Animals were out and about and bears were blocking the road. We waited patiently for them to move. After drive through there is a gift shop and area to walk around and see other...More

Thank casper684
Reviewed 1 week ago

This park allowed a very up close view of the animals, especially bears, bears and more bears. And the baby bear exhibit is not to be missed! Ask the friendly staff about feeding times as they are not posted. Worth a half day visit.

Thank smalltownjudge
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our 4 kids between 6 years old and 15 years old to bear country. It was tied for first of places we visited. I've never seen anywhere like it! There were bears roaming everywhere in the drive through area. There were also several...More

Thank ArmyWife_2006
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2happycampers01
20 September 2017|
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Response from Cody307 | Reviewed this property |
You can see the animals from the time it open... As , I said I did it twice (back to back)...
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tsmith872017
15 April 2017|
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Response from spiritwheels | Reviewed this property |
The cost is $17 per person and $11 for kids age 12 and under. There are various other discounts that you can find on the Bear Country web page.
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Paula U
28 February 2017|
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Response from GAIL B | Reviewed this property |
The vehicle with the 2 adults $17.00 each and the 17 year old (also adult) $17.00 would be a total of $51.00. The vehicle with the 3 adults $17.00 each, the one 17 year old (also adult) $17.00 and 12 year old (child) $11.00... More
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