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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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Just what I expected!!

We have been planning to come here for years after watching the show on Nat Geo Wild and it did not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maple Ridge, Canada
Kids Loved It

We hit the Museum of the Rockies in the morning/early afternoon and then the Montana Grizzly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charleston, South Carolina
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Montana Grizzly Encounter is a grizzly bear rescue and educational sanctuary.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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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 3 days ago

We have been planning to come here for years after watching the show on Nat Geo Wild and it did not disappoint. It was amazing to be able to see these animals up close like this. If we are every back this way we will...More

Thank leann604
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit the Museum of the Rockies in the morning/early afternoon and then the Montana Grizzly Encounter in the late afternoon. We were not sure what to expect. And, we were pleased by what we found. The bears are placed in the enclosure on a...More

Thank TreadingGrain
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very friendly staff and very good information on bears. It was neat to see two of the grizzlies up close and watching them play. On the downside it was very small and very limited. I think my kids spent more time feeding the goats outside...More

Thank Jason L
Reviewed 1 week ago

I heard about Montana Grizzly Encounter (MGE) after watching a video a couple years ago. If you search for "man and a grizzly bear", you'll find a sponsored video of Casey Anderson, the founder of MGE. I've always felt that large "scary" animals are mostly...More

Thank tinman273
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

À little place to visit if you are around Yellowstone or Bozeman. It's very small but you can do some nice photos of their grizzlis ( not always easy in the wild!). The staff is friendly and efficient, you will know everything needed before going...More

Thank isayade
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Grizzly Encounter (a Refuge) is home to a number of Grizzly Bears rescued from any number of hideous fates. Just 12 miles from Bozeman, on the I-90, It is easy to find, entrance fees a tiny $7 for adults and $5 for children over...More

Thank bryonia2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a great thing that they are doing so paying entry for that is worth it but with the bears only being out certain times we didn't get to see them much and they hung back at the back of their enclosure and not...More

Thank rimfire23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the encounter which is located just off I-90 about 15 miles east of Bozeman, MT. This is not really an encounter, but more appropriately a display of the grizzlies in as close to a natural setting as can be achieved and still keep both...More

1  Thank Texan78541
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a ten minute display but you could stretch it to perhaps an hour. Bears are great to see -- the only wild animals I saw in a week in Montana. I am glad they are saving the grizzlies who can't be released. I...More

Thank DonnaSC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We read MANY reviews before adding this to our vacation itinerary, so we knew that some folks had expressed disappointment with the Montana Grizzly Encounter. While I appreciate that perspective, our group really enjoyed the experience. Be prepared to see two of the five bears...More

1  Thank ShutterbugSage
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Beverly P
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.
12 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.