Bear Country UsaCurrently Closed
- Address: 13820 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702, United States, 57702
- Timings: 07:30 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6053432290
- Fax: +1-5012277266
- Ticket Price: 16 USD
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Park, Family And Kids, Social, Entertainment, Amusement Parks
Bear Country Usa - Review
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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Things to Know Before Visiting Bear Country Usa
95% of people who visit Rapid City include Bear Country Usa in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
55.51% of people start their Bear Country Usa visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
2 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 2 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Bear Country Usa
94.33% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Bear Country Usa
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Bear Country USA, Rapid City Reviews
Great drive though with lots of animals to view. We got there early and they were feeding which created more activity from the animals. Loved seeing so many bears up close. If you plan to take pics wash your windows before going cause you won't be rolling them down. Don't be afraid to just pull to the side of the road and watch when you find a fun animal. The area to walk though to see small animals was well put together. Loved the music playing as we walked around.
What an amazing place. Was here a summer ago with my family and we stopped in not really knowing what we were getting into. Would pay twice as much for this experience. You get to drive past local animals. Bears, Wolves, Elk, it was so cool. And then they also have a zoo that you can walk through. We saw baby bears and they were the cutest thing I have ever seen, they were very playful. Would definitely stop in again if we were in the area.
Great place to take family when around the Rapid City and Mount Rushmore area. Was a bit hot out but animals where being taken care of by workers. We arrived around feeding time for the bears and was fun to watch them lay around afterwards and swim in pool. Could tell they had thinned the herd of all the animals there. And being right dab in the middle of tourist area, the merchandise was a little high but that's to be expected in these areas. A lot of it is handmade from locals in the area. Good to take the family for a quick outing as you drive around and see the animals from around the nation.
Bottom line: Don't feed your family drive-through food on vacation. Don't bring them to a drive-through zoo. With so many incredible things to do in the Black Hills, The Bear Farm is worth a skip. Though my car filled with friends had a good time, we felt that it was an experience with little memorable value. We did not come away with an enhanced understanding of bears, or Bear Country's mission. It seems like entertainment for entertainment's sake, at the cost of animal welfare. I had more questions at the end than I had before: where do the bears come from? Where do they (and their body parts) go after they die? In order to improve visitor experience, I'd like to see two things: a better interpretive program--signs, exhibits, pamphlets or naturalists that clearly define the mission or purpose of Bear Country, and more natural, enriching habitats for the animals. This means lowering the population of bears. Entering the bear exhibit felt like entering a crazy cat lady's house, except with bears. It was overcrowded with poop everywhere. I was able to see bears up close, yes, but the experience wasn't natural at all. It's entertainment for entertainment's sake, but the family that runs this park makes a lot of money, so why challenge the status quo?
This is such a cool place to visit! You drive through the majority of the park to see various animals that aren't in cages, the majority of this part is going through the bear territory. There are TONS of bears and though some are relaxed and not doing much, some of them walk right next to your car! Great picture opportunities. Then they have about 10 enclosures to walk by (like a zoo) with various animals including a bear cub pen. SO CUTE!
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