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Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center

#3 of 28 things to do in West Yellowstone Features Animals
201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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We really enjoyed the time here at the discovery center. There is lots to learn and the animals... read more

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Pursuit of H
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For "children" of all ages

Wonderful not for profit, rescue organization that deals with mostly Grizzly bears and wolves. They... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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See LIVE grizzlies and wolves at this AZA Accredited, Not-for-Profit Wildlife Park and Educational Facility. Activities include: Keeper Kid's (hide food for the bears), live Bird-of-Prey Exhibits, view two separate wolf packs from the Naturalist Cabin, Wolf Enrichment, Safety in Bear Country Programs, Yellowstone Park Ranger Talks, a World-Class Bear museum, intriguing films and presentations. Open 365 days (GWDC bears DO NOT hibernate). Admission is good for two consecutive days. One block from Yellowstone National Park.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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201 South Canyon, West Yellowstone, MT 59758
+1 406-646-7001
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We really enjoyed the time here at the discovery center. There is lots to learn and the animals were great. We were happy to pay the fee to get in to support the center. This is a one to two hour visit, but worth it....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful not for profit, rescue organization that deals with mostly Grizzly bears and wolves. They also have ground squirrels and raptors. Each have their own enclosures that are not zoo like. They have 3 pens for wolves, all different packs I think is the right...More

Thank WellTraveledtwo
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you leave Yellowstone without seeing wild bear or wolves, this is a great little park to get up close to these wild animals.

Thank macguy2017
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was a high point of the trip, our granddaughter pointed it out. It appears to be a museum from the outside but is actually a very nice exhibit of rescued animals like bears, wolves, and raptors.

Thank RCH07
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although I expected a larger collection of animals on show, I did enjoy the visit to the Center. We were there when two grizzlies were feeding in the enclosure and it was interesting to watch them at close quarters - the wolves were unfortunately more...More

Thank ozteddy
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We stopped here to see bears. It takes about an hour & they have bears, wolves, eagles & ground squirrels. My 8 & 10 year olds enjoyed it. It's very close to the Yellowstone West Entrance. The staff was courteous.

Thank Erika D
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a fun place to go as a family. Staff was pleasant and the bears and wolves were awesome to see!

Thank joditherriault
Reviewed 5 days ago

The animals here are all rescues who cannot live in the wild. They all seemed happy. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Nice displays and lots of programs. 2 day admission ticket lets you come in and out.We enjoyed our visit.

Thank MoodyBluesFan
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you don't get a chance to see grizzlies and wolves in the park, this is a great place to do it. They also do bear-proof container testing.

Thank r0xann
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Loved the grizzlies running around playing. Watched the feedings of the large animals. Great indoor display. Wolves, birds and more. Family oriented. Good for kids & adults.

Thank patpin2015
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Are all the animals outdoors? On a really cold day is this a good spot for small kids (age 3 & 1)
6 March 2017|
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Response from Tarla P | Reviewed this property |
The animals are outdoors, yes. But, they have indoor viewing stations. There is a small warming hut where you can watch the bears. And in a different building, a room with huge windows allows you to watch the wolves.
Stephanie M
How many hours should we plan for this activity? We've got a big group of people, ages 8 through 70. Is it an all-day activity or just a couple of hours? Thanks!
26 June 2016|
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Response from Dazzle34 | Reviewed this property |
I'd say a morning or afternoon would be good. The talks are interesting and feel free to talk to the employees. They are vert informative. Whole daymight be too much.they had some nice programs for kids and the 8 year old... More
Can you get reservations before you go? If not, is there a long wait to get in?
20 May 2016|
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Response from Slidebite | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need reservations and only might have to wait in line for a few minutes if it's a really busy day.