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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 22 Reviews

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  • Location:Williams, Arizona
  • Duration:Flexible

Bearizona Drive-Thru Wildlife Park

While visiting the Grand Canyon, discover an abundance of wildlife at the Bearizona Wildlife Park. This self-drive-through park features three miles of untamed Arizona wilderness, with black bears, sheep, bisons, wolves, deer, elk, goats and more. Also, Fort Bearizona is a walking exhibit that’s home to baby animals — like bear cubs and wolf pups — plus smaller species of wildlife, a petting zoo and more. In the Birds of Prey show, get face to face with and learn more about hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors. Fun for the entire family.

Highlights

  • 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

Amidst the Ponderosa pine forests of northern Arizona — and just 60 miles from the Grand Canyon — is the Bearizona Wildlife Park, a natural animal sanctuary with a large variety of North American wildlife.

The bulk of the park is a 3-mile, self-driving tour. This adventure features the likes of Rocky Mountain goats and elk, Alaskan Dall sheep and tundra wolves, arctic wolves, mule deer, American burros, black bears, bighorn sheep, white and brown bisons and more.

Then, stroll through winding walkways to get an up-close look at the playful antics of even more animals on exhibit, like beavers, porcupines, otters, bear cubs, bobcats, javelinas, foxes and more. There’s also the Bearizona Barnyard petting zoo, to get up close with the baby animals, and a Mine Shaft Experience, which houses some nocturnal animals and even a few creepy crawly critters.

Finally, enjoy a Birds of Prey exhibition, which allows visitors to come face to face with hawks, owls, falcons and other raptors. Programs include training demos and free-flight shows, all with a narrative on natural history, conservation and interesting facts — an entertaining and educational experience for all ages.

Customer Reviews

Carolyn M W

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.

Bandit USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a place...would recommend for all animal lovers. It's like being on safari...in 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!

Melissa D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

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

Barbara D United States of ... 

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,

Suzanne S

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.

Alice C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

Frederick J

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.

Kendall O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great time. We especially liked the wolves!

Tracy B

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.

SUZANNA M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This tour was amazing!

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