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Bear Country USA

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Address: 13820 S Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702-6581
Phone Number:
+1 605-343-2290
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09:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife...

Enjoy a leisurely 2-mile drive through this unique North American Wildlife park nestled on 250 acres of Black Hills Beauty. From the comfort of your vehicle view black bears, wolves, elk, buffalo and other wildlife! After your drive-through tour, walk around wildlife loop where young and smaller animals frolic in the outdoors. Don't miss the Baby Bears! Dine at the Cub Grub Snack Shack or shop in the Bear's Den Gift Shop. Open May through November, weather permitting. -- Open for 2016 season on April 16th, check our website for more complete dates and hours.

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Came out here with the family

The kids had a blast here. They saw animals that they would not normally see anywherr else. and Loved getting to see the bears. Loved all the baby bear cubs.

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The kids had a blast here. They saw animals that they would not normally see anywherr else. and Loved getting to see the bears. Loved all the baby bear cubs.

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Milwaukee, WI
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We arrived right at the opening, 9am. Really loved seeing the baby bears playing with the workers. Most of the bears were really active.

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

So these guys bread thier bears for the sole purpose of having a "Cub fest" once a year. They bread these bears for a life in captivity just to make a buck once a year. In talking with one of the workers there they actually take the Cubs from thier mother's at 2 months old... They should be ashamed of... More 

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Vandalia, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I can now say that I have had a Bear charge at me, I just won't mention that it was a cub. I went during Cubfest 2017 and I am glad that I did. I personally enjoyed having wolves, bears, and other animals right next to my car. An artic wolf was howling and stretching out maybe 10 feet from... More 

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Bozeman, Montana
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The drive through park was a fun time, being able to see animals one would rarely, if ever, see in the wild during a usual family driving trip. Having showed up here on the opening weekend also allows for the "CubFest" where you can actually see, touch and hear the new bear cubs of the season. The park also had... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great drive-through animal park. Cameras are a must and a good telephoto will be useful. It starts with elk, reindeer, dall sheep, big horn sheep and mountain goats. You can't believe that you are only 50-100 feet away. Oh, I forgot to mention the arctic wolves lazing around. Then there are bears and more bears. Oh, then... More 

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Private cub feeding is a must for a bucket list. Nothing like holding and bottle feeding the little cubs

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Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was very interesting. Lots of different animals. A very nice place to walk around. Plus an area where you drive through to see some of the larger animals. Plenty of bears too! In the bear cub area, they had just planted three trees and the cubs were having fun climbing the trees. Very surprised with this place. Would... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it!! Cubfest was a great time we saw baby cubs and took pictures. Clean, great staff, will be back!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Bear Country USA offers one of the most interesting and exciting drive through Park. It offers elk deer Timberwolves articles Bears mountain lion as well as many other small animals in the walk around area. The highlight of the area to me is visiting the baby cubs Every Spring. I have a reasonable priced gift shop as well as a... More 

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