Montana Grizzly Encounter261 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715, USA, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-4065868893
- Ticket Price: 7 USD
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Wildlife Park, Family And Kids
Montana Grizzly Encounter is the place to be if you want to see grizzly bears up close. The Encounter looks after the welfare of grizzly bears in a completely natural environment. Currently, there are five grizzly bears under the protection of the organisation. These bears have been rescued from captivity and given a chance to live a better life. Visitors can interact with the bears in their natural environment. It is a great way to learn about the bears and their natural behaviours. The animals enjoy interaction with humans and are not violent, given to the nasty environments from which they were rescued. The organisation has studied the behaviour of the species and offers special tips when interacting with them or while hiking in bear counties.
Montana Grizzly Encounter Travel Tips
- The organisation accepts donations for maintaining the bears. A list of items needed for taking care of the bears is put up on the official website.
Entrance Ticket Details For Montana Grizzly Encounter
- Children’s tickets (4-12 years): 5 USD
- Children aged 3 and below do not need a ticket.
- Seniors ticket (65 and above): 6 USD
How to Reach Montana Grizzly Encounter
- You can hire a taxi to get here.
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56.49% of people who visit Bozeman include Montana Grizzly Encounter in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
54.1% of people start their Montana Grizzly Encounter visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Montana Grizzly Encounter
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Montana Grizzly Encounter
Montana Grizzly Encounter Reviews & Ratings
So a lot of people see this as abuse and they need more room. I could say sure they could use another enclosure, but the bears look happy. They came from people that kept them in smaller enclosures and found abandoned by their mother. People say why don’t you release them well. Ya they could but it would take a lot of effort trying to get them not used to people. They would have to haze them really harsh to make sure of that. (Then you get people that say oh that’s yo harsh and mean....never win) Also, if they try to release them they will probably end up in another grizzlies territory and he/she could be bigger and end up killing the released grizzly. These guy are happy, safe, and have everything they need. When you don’t see them they are in their den which on the wild they could have smaller dens and they like their sleep. I think they are happy and enjoy what they know. You can disagree of course. Everyone has an opinion.
Definitely worth the time to stop in and see a grizzly up close and learn more about them! The staff was so very friendly, EXCEPTIONALLY knowledgeable, and the bears were clearly well taken care of and loved! The staff provided details about each bear, their individual personalities and even their likes and dislikes. The staff gave great information on bear safety and made it interesting for our kids!
We drove about an hour to stop by to see the bears. Understanding that the fee we pay goes toward helping the bears be cared for. We did not know that it is only one bear out at a time. The bear that is out decides when he or she is done being outside. So when the current bear goes back to his home they let out another. We did get to see the oldest bear for about 10 minutes before he decided to go behind a log and you could only see his head. The staff informed us they tried to get him out but was looking like he was making his way home. Would take about 20 minutes for him to be locked in and another bear let out. There is goats to pet and feed if waiting. I would suggest two pens to have two bears out at a time so you will definitely get to see them out. The kids had more fun feeding the goats.
Visited today as being here on hols from Belgium. We heard a lot of other persons who had already visited so we knew exactly what to expect : there would only be one bear out at the time. When we got there we saw "Brutus", the 17y old stunning grizzly who was rescued when he was a mere 2 weeks old! What a gorgeous looking big lad ❤️ I love the work the owners are doing by rescueing bears and looking after them very well. However, would've thought the enclosure would be bigger... Also love the educational side of it all : think it's very important to inform kids and adults about bears & their behaviour. Or how to react when encountering one. All in all spent about 2 hours there just observing Brutus and taking a zillion of pictures and videos. Glad that I visited! Keep up the good work guys 👍
Staff was very nice and interesting and informative. The bears were super interesting and playful. Highly recommend