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Montana Grizzly Encounter

#5 of 62 things to do in Bozeman Features Animals
80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Worth the visit

This is a great little 'roadside attraction' between Bozeman and Livingston that educates as well... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Andrew L
Bozeman, Montana, USA
Great Visit

We just finished 3 days in Tetons and Yellowstone. We saw several grizzly bears in the wild and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
C and L L
Clemmons, North Carolina
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Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“bear safety” (20 reviews)
“rescued bears” (15 reviews)
80 Bozeman Hill Rd, Bozeman, MT 59715-6630
+1 406-586-8893
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great little 'roadside attraction' between Bozeman and Livingston that educates as well as entertains. While a couple of bears play a member of staff tells you about how the bears came to be there, the conditions they were in before they were...More

Thank Andrew L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We just finished 3 days in Tetons and Yellowstone. We saw several grizzly bears in the wild and have developed a great respect for these magnificent and missunderstood animals. We loved Montana Grizzly Encounter for their passion to promote greater understanding of this great animal...More

Thank C and L L
Reviewed 3 days ago

When I saw the small facility from the road I wondered how the bears were kept and if this would be a good quality attraction. It was! We enjoyed the bears immensely--they looked healthy and happy. A great short educational talk by the staff--would suggest...More

Thank TTFrese
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice people with good info about grizzlies. However, make sure to have good footwear as the location is very muddy.

Thank markspring1978
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must see spot on your way to or from Yellowstone. These folks care about bears and know their stuff. Respect and understanding of these marvelous creatures is the overall the a way from our visit.

Thank GoAgs92
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent up-close views of 2 grizzlies Bella and Brutus, as well as a very informative talk by an staff member. Short but good. Keep in mind this is not a Disney attraction, but a rescue-type operation, and you will not be disappointed. We loved how...More

Thank knsanb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great organization that rescues grizzly bears from poor captive environment or orphan situations. Speaking honestly, it's not about how exciting the bears are..it's about the service they provide to the bears. Cost of admission for two adults and two children was $24....More

Thank brandonsc1998
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, privately owned place right off the expressway for rescuing grizzlies and educating people about them. They rotate which bears are outside for viewing in one central area. There are a number of displays to educate on the grizzlies; and always a guide present who...More

Thank Dfcameron
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Low cost and great cause! I loved watching Bella and Brutus! The workers had great info and the enclosure was awesome! The bears were incredible! I could have watched for hours!

1  Thank maureen m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A MUST SEE for Visitors to this 'wild west' area. Especially great for city dwellers that have limited exposure to real wildlife. Although these resident bears are rescued from unfortunate circumstances, the Encounter folks share the truth about wild animals, personal safety and respect for...More

Thank Lisa B
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Beverly P
What are the visiting hours in May 2017?
6 April 2017|
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Response from Ami T | Property representative |
May 1st we will be starting our Spring Hours 10am - 6pm daily, weather permitting.
Joshua, I am a volunteer at the Grizzly Encounter and we strive to make everyone feel comfortable and welcome at the Grizzly Encounter. We are sorry you had an unfortunate experience. We also strive to be very kid friendly, and welcome school groups at no charge. We do hope you will reconsider and visit us again. Christine
11 July 2016|
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Response from JoshuaK4 | Reviewed this property |
Thank you for your concern on this, Christine. Maybe will give it another try. This was years ago we visited.