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All reviews hiking trails gift shop big bear stuffed animals small museum native animals nature walk provide information educational displays outdoor area adventure pass great overview inside the building exploration area nice discovery interesting stuff cool place to stop
Nice center with historical references and museum like setting. Very friendly staff. Local hike trails are
Mapped and you can pick up your adventure passes if needed for parking. I enjoy visitor/information centers like this but others may not. Added bonus is an amphitheater where...More
Super knowledgeable staff. Friendly and accommodating. Nice quick trail in the back for an introductory hike in the area. Great place to begin your trip and plan your big bear adventure. Make this your first place!
We stopped by the Big Bear Discovery Center mostly to find out about hiking in the area. This was a little disappointing as the ranger on duty was rather unpleasant and had no recommendations. Her response to our question, "I don't have any time to...More
A very interesting and informative place to visit to learn about the history and development of Big Bear Area! Came away with a lot of New Information and a lot of Questions Answered! A Great place for both Kids and Adults!
In our visit, the families, the single adult hikers, the scout troops, the nature groups, they all came and kept coming to participate in a learning experience that things for everyone and is set on the edge of the forest preserve. Wonderful little cafe and...More
Our visit here was relatively brief. We did not have the opportunity to go on an extensive hike. Nevertheless, based on what we saw, we will definitely return. The visitor center is pleasant and the staff was professional and polite. There was also story time...More
On the north shore, this center has both maps,museum,guided tours, gift shop and trail heads right from this location. There will be brochures on all big bear activities plus rangers available. Plenty of parking and a giant bear out front to take some pictures with.