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Yellowstone Bear World, Rexburg

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Yellowstone Bear World is a privately owned drive-thru wildlife park. It is located in Rexburg, Idaho, near Yellowstone National Park. It was established in 1998.
The park holds over 8 species of wildlife indigenous to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Other attractions in the park include a small amusement park and a petting zoo. Yellowstone Bear World is the only wildlife park in the United States where guests can bottle feed bear cubs.

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  • I'm a little on the fence about bear world. My wife and I went and enjoyed seeing the bears, especially the bear cubs. All the animals appeared healthy and well cared for. It does seem a little...  more »
  • Really enjoyed it here! I was lucky enough to see a Grizzly in Yellowstone, but it left me wanting more lol. We passed this location, and decided to enter. We were pleasently surprised, and really...  more »
  • Perfect to being your kids! Safari-like drive right by 50-100 bears (one crossed the road in front of us!) along with other fun animals. Then there’s a petting zoo area with baby dear, chickens, warthogs, and more and you just get to walk around with and pet them! And on top of that they have fun carnival rides ideal for ages 2-10 I’d say. You can even bottle feed a baby bear for $50 extra (we didn’t but wanted to!)
  • This place was a pleasant surprise. I thought it would be a typical tourist trap type of place but it was awesome! You pay 1 price to get in and that includes watching the adorable baby bears, riding the rides, visiting the petting zoo (they have deer!), AND driving through the bigger animal sections. We expected to be there 20 minutes and ended up enjoying about 3 hours.

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