Where is it at?
1500 E. Route 66
Tel: 928 635 2289
Where are we going today?
Bison and wolves and bears....oh my! Bearizona allows you to enjoy animals as they should be enjoyed - roaming around in a natural environment! You won't find any cages or enclosures. Here, from the safety of your car, you can enjoy a wide variety of beautiful wildlife up close!
Have you ever seen a bison up close? They're pretty spectacular! You might even spot the nimble big horn sheep playing with their own families. Arctic and Gray wolves prowl the area, and black bears roam the lands. You might even spot sweet bear cubs!
The beautiful thing about Bearizona, is that you can take as long as you like. Stop, and enjoy the animals. Take photos, and just observe them acting how they were born to act. With your paid admission you can drive through as many times as you like up until the park closes at dusk. You can really get a sense of the animals natural behaviors, and how they interact with each other.
You might witness some pretty incredible moments!
To see everything properly, you should allow at least 2 hours for your visit, which also includes the Fort Bearizona walk through area, where you might catch a glimpse of juvenile bears in the bear kindergarten, and interact with their cute mini farm animals in the barnyard!
In addition to the animal encounters you will have on your drive, there are also daily shows where you can learn more about them from the knowledgable keepers within the park.
There are 3 Birds of Prey shows a day, and even otter feeding where these adorable furry creatures will feast.
It's a great way to learn of the importance of these animals, and why conservation is so important. Also, you get to encounter beautiful animals of North America!
It's an amazing country with even more amazing wildlife to be explored!
How much does it cost?
- Adults$20 + tax
- Children$10 + tax (ages 4 - 12)
- Free Under: 3 years.
When can we go?
8am - dusk.
All year round but close early on Thanksgiving and Christmas eve (Last car entry 2:30pm)
Any Top Tips?
The animals are moving around best early in the morning or late in the afternoon so if you want to see more action, then try and get there for these times. .
What people are saying?
by Vanessa Terry
Best stop of our recent Grand Canyon trip! Though it feels a little Jurassic Park-esk it is worth the drive through. We found most of the animals to be active and alert, watching the people drive through but so use to people that they didn't seem disturbed by it either. The drive through audio gives brief details about each different exhibit and explains how some of the animals came to them through rescue efforts. We really enjoyed it!
I've been to this park twice in the past 6 months and had a great experience every time. It's WONDERFUL for the kids and adults alike. Everyone will get something out of it. It's not like your typical tourist attraction or zoo, but pretty much as close as you can get to observing these animals in a "natural" habitat minus the danger that usually accompanies an experience like that. My kids love the drive through part where you can see these beautiful animals right outside your vehicle. The walk around area after you've done the drive through...Read More
by Emily DeCoursey
A little pricier than we thought but it was a spur of the moment decision to visit the park. We thought it was worth it though, we had a wolf come up to our car and were so close to the bears and bison! There's a walk around zoo after the drive thru. It would be a great place to bring your kids!
by Brenda Carter
I have had an Annual Pass since they opened Memorial Weekend 2010. One can not find a more fun and relaxing place to spend a couple hours or all day. They have the drive through with the Bears, Bison, Wolves,etc and the walk-through with the Bear cubs, Peacocks, Otters, Bob Cats, Petting Zoo etc etc.They have a bus that will drive you through the park and you can get great pictures and background information from the knowledgeable drivers if you don't want to drive your own car. There are two gift shops and a snack bar. Highly recommend.
by Steven Fairbanks
This is one of the most unique zoo experiences. We visited at the end of July and drove through twice. The first time was at 2pm and the wolves were sleeping but when we went back through after walking through the park and seeing the raptor show the wolves were playing and running around the cars. I loved the set up and how they encouraged the animals to be right next the your vehicle.
I've been to this park twice in the past 6 months and had a great experience every time. It's WONDERFUL for the kids and adults alike. Everyone will get something out of it. It's not like your typical tourist attraction or zoo, but pretty much as close as you can get to observing these animals in a "natural" habitat minus the danger that usually accompanies an experience like that. My kids love the drive through part where you can see these beautiful animals right outside your vehicle. The walk around area after you've done the drive through is also amazing. If you're ever passing through or visiting the Grand Canyon, make a detour and visit Bearizona.