Bear Country Usa, Rapid City
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Bear Country Usa, Rapid City - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 13820 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702, United States
Ticket Price: 16 USD
Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
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Easily Rapid City’s biggest and most popular attraction, the Bear Country USA is a 200 acre park that allows visitors to take a drive and observe animals like black bears, reindeers, cougars, bobcats, deer and others in their very natural habitat. It is the largest private collection of black bears in the whole world. A unique feature of the park is that they have a walking exhibit area where baby bears and other small animals are kept. Visitors are free to walk and witness the hilarious antics of these cubs and sketch some ever lasting memories with friends and family.
Bear Country Usa Information
- During drive people must remain inside vehicle at all times.
- Doors, windows and sunroofs must be closed at all times.
- Feeding of animals is prohibited.
Bear Country Usa Ticket Prices
Private Vehicle Rates:
- Adult : 16 USD
- Child (5-12): 10 USD
- Senior (62+): 13 USD
- Active Military Adult: 13 USD
- Active Military Child: 7 USD
- Maximum/Vehicle: 60 USD
- Children 4 & under: Free
Bear Country Usa Opening and Closing Hours
- Please visit official website for detailed month-wise timings.
How To reach Bear Country Usa by Public Transport
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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Great place but a tad on the pricey side. I think it'd be great if they priced it based on vehicle like the bear ranch in Michigan does, I believe The Bear Ranch is $10 per vehicle and then added charges for feeding the animals, pictures with baby cubs, etc.. With the current pricing, they should at least let the pass be good for a week so that if the animals aren't out that you wish to see, you can come back through to have another chance at seeing them. There are many great opportunities to see the bears. The other animals are quite difficult to see, especially on very hot days. My son wanted to see the artic wolves badly but they were hiding. The raccoons were a riot to watch, a lady was eating and them raccoons tried desperately to find a way to get to her but of course failed every time. The baby area of Bear Country should be called senior citizen wildlife rescue. Most of the critters in this section all seemed older and some with what seemed like old injuries. The gift shop is okay but not great. There are a lot of items but lacking in the typical tourist collector items. They carry them but sold out and said that they had no intention of reordering until next spring.
This was the worst mistake of our South Dakota trip. After finally getting through a long line of cars, an attendant informed us that our drive would take FOUR HOURS, three hours longer than we had originally been told. Even worse, there's no way to turn back once you're in, so you have to go through no matter what. We had plans to visit the Badlands after Bear Country, before a heavy rain was supposed to hit, but this took up so much time that we were only there for one rainy hour in the minivan. Another thing to mention is the animal cruelty that is going on. On the pamphlet, it says " This is their house!" In reality, they're in a small environment surrounded by chain link fences and long lines of cars, trapped in by a metal grate. The bear and Elk enclosures were not that bad, but the mountain lions (10 of them) were in an area the size of a school bus. Even more inhumane were the walking path animal enclosures. They were the size of a van, with 3-4 animal crammed inside, despite the fact that most of the species were very territorial creatures. What I'm trying to say is, if you go to Bear Country USA, you are in for a terrible ride and are supporting animal cruelty.
Bear Country USA is great, one of the best stops on our visit to the Black Hills! We got far more than we expected on the two and one half mile drive through through the park where we saw many different of large animals including bears, antelope, reindeer, mountain goats and many more in their natural habitat. At the end of the drive we walked around the area where the small animals are kept. The park is super clean and animals are all well kept. Priced at $30 per car it is a great value for families and fun for ALL ages!
I won't lie, I thought I would hate it but it turned out to be pretty awesome. Definitely gets better as you drive. Animals were out and walking around and the baby cubs were my family's favorite!!
So glad we did this. I thought it was amazing. Seeing the bears walk around the vehicle is a unique experience. The truck ahead of us had a bear standing against it. Park is not responsible for property damage. The walking part and gift shop were good too.
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