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Yellowstone Bear World

6010 S 4300 W, Rexburg, Idaho 83440 USA

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“So amazing you won't be able to bear it”

No vacation to the Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park region is complete without an adventure into the wild at Yellowstone Bear World, a drive-thru wildlife park. During your visit you will be surrounded by the free-roaming wildlife of North America as you drive your personal vehicle through the park. Wildlife you will see includes Rocky Mountain Elk, Bison, White-tail Deer, Mule Deer, Rocky Mountain Goats, Moose and of course American Black Bear, Grizzly Bear and Gray Wolves. Located 5 miles south of Rexburg, Idaho on US HWY 20 we are easily accessible from both Jackson Hole, Wyoming and West Yellowstone, Montana.  When you visit this beautiful region don’t miss Idaho’s #1 wildlife attraction, Yellowstone Bear World.

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Reviewed by
Krystal Bailey

  • Road Warrior
  • 19 Reviews
  • 80 Helpful
June 22, 2014

...Absolutely HATED this place. I've been to many zoos, drive through safaris etc. A. This one is waaaay over priced and they make it sound like you have hands on time with animals (bears specifically) but that's more money.
B. The animals in their petting zoo area have got to be the most depressed and upset animals I've ever seen. I mean really depressed and upset. I almost cried.
C. They keep the baby bears separate from their mothers and on constant display. This just seems wrong.

Do yourself a favor and visit West Coast Game Park Safari in Bandon OR or the drive through safari in OR to see how one of these facilities should operate. They take care of their animals and the park isn't run by clueless people who don't have a passion for the animals in their care.

14 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
NaomiLeClair

  • 3 Reviews
  • 8 Helpful
August 12, 2016

I disagree with the previous negative reviews. I didn't think the animals looked miserable. They were at healthy weights, their coats looked good, and there was ample shelter, room to roam, etc. Read history about Yellowstone and this park. Also, do some research about animals. My family and I are glad we went and all the employees were pleasant.

6 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
liz.richards.169

  • 3 Reviews
  • 6 Helpful
September 27, 2013

Went here many years ago. My dad decided to open the windows to take pictures and eat beef jerkey at the same time (which he was told NOT to do) and we ended up with a bear on our little Scion car. It was awesome!!

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
hmccrackenrd

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
July 26, 2016
Rated 1.0

Do not go here!!! The animals look miserable and I am so sorry I spent a dime here. The staff are all very rude and the owners could not be found to complain to. They tell you one thing on the phone and something completely different when you arrive. If I could give this 0 stars I would.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
JacobChampion

  • 1 Review
  • 3 Helpful
July 14, 2015
Rated 1.0

I deeply regret paying money and contributing to this place. The animals look absolutely miserable which is understandable considering the cruel conditions they are forced to live by. Would strongly recommend avoiding Yellowstone Bear World. Much more rewarding seeing the animals in the natural environment at Yellowstone national park.

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
tedtowle

  • 8 Reviews
  • 4 Helpful
September 24, 2016
Rated 5.0

A must see. Large variety of animals. This is the only way you are going to see these animals, unless you go to a zoo, and this is better. They also have a nice gift shop and fudge shop.

1 person found this review helpful

Reviewed by
Bsanchez13349

  • 10 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 30, 2021
Rated 4.0

Quite pricey but one of my favorite stops on our road trip. The bears were so fun to watch!

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Reviewed by
christinatanney

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
June 30, 2021
Rated 5.0

As a family we all thought this was a awesome stop for an adventure. I disagree with all the negative reviews…. The animals were well fed and provided for. It was cheaper to pay for a car load…. At first I thought it was expensive but turned out to be well worth it. You can drive around as many times as you want…. We actually did it twice and the second time was just as good. The rides are from a you fee appeal but they can ride them as much as they want. I would definitely go back!

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Reviewed by
roadtripper854092

  • 11 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 15, 2021
Rated 5.0

Our family loved this place! Great gift shop and tons of animals. Our kids also loved the rides.

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roadtripper194436

  • 1 Review
  • 0 Helpful
August 30, 2020

Never trust anyone that offers bottle feeding

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Yellowstone Bear World

6010 S 4300 W
Rexburg, Idaho
83440 USA

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