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  • Location:Williams, Arizona
  • Duration:Flexible

Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park

During your Grand Canyon vacation, see bears, bison, big horn sheep and more at the family-friendly Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park. Drive through 3 miles (4 km) of Arizona wilderness in your own vehicle, viewing North American wildlife like black bears and Alaskan wolves! Plus, you can also tour Fort Bearizona, a walk-through area where baby animals and smaller species of wildlife can be seen up close.


  • Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park in Williams, Arizona
  • Drive through the park in your own vehicle
  • View animals like black bears, bison, wolves and more in a natural environment
  • See black bear cubs and wolf pups up close
  • Watch the High Country Raptors show at Fort Bearizona
  • Educational and family-friendly experience near the Grand Canyon!
  • Explore the petting zoo area for a hands-on experience with barnyard animals

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Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park

Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park

Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park is an animal sanctuary in the amazing Ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona, just 60 miles (96 km) from Grand Canyon National Park. Bearizona is the only park of its kind in the southwest United States and is the perfect location for your next family adventure!

In the comfort of your own vehicle, drive through Bearizona to see North American animals in a wilderness environment. Catch views of Rocky Mountain Goats, American burros (a type of donkey), majestic Brown Bison weighing up to 2,000 pounds (900 kg), Big Horn Sheep, Dall sheep (native to Alaska and Canada), stealthy Alaskan Tundra and Arctic Wolves, majestic white bison and, of course, the gorgeous black bears. The drive-thru portion of the park is approximately 3 miles (4 km) long, takes approximately 45 minutes and includes the use of a GPS device that will guide you through the route.

After your drive, get out of your car and visit Fort Bearizona, a walk-through area where you can stroll along the winding paths and watch the antics of the park’s baby animals and smaller species. Fort Bearizona is also home to the amazing High Country Raptors free-flight show, where you’ll learn about birds of prey and see them fly directly over you!

Bearizona promotes conservation and preservation through memorable educational encounters with North American wildlife.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a wonderful time going through the wild life park and the adjoining buildings/areas. Had a great time photographing the animals up close and personal. Thank you so much for offering this tour! We highly recommend this tour to others.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a place...would recommend for all animal lovers. It's like being on Arizona! You can drive through at your own pace (we let other cars pass us) and spend as much time watching the animals as you like. There is both a walking section and a drive-through area. One of the coolest things I've done in a while. Don' think twice, just book it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

So many animals and so close up during the drivethrough portion.

Barbara D
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great experience We saw great sights and had a great time - great trip with varied ages,

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had an amazing time! Great bus tour and loved seeing all the animals, especially the bear cubs. Can't wait for the new facilities to be finished.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I love this sanctuary. staff obviously love their jobs. Lots of animals, all individually named.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

What an experience! An awesome collection of animals, especially the bears. We thoroughly enjoyed the time there and were impressed by the drive through section. The raptor show was really informative and entertaining. We would recommend this park and will return in the future.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great time. We especially liked the wolves!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

A great experience. The wolves and bears come right up to your car. A must do while you're in the area. Well worth the money and staff are wonderful. Check out the shop too, lots of reasonably priced Native American items.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing!

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