Can I drive a trailer or RV through the park?
The roadways through the park are wide enough for a trailer or RV to navigate. However, if you choose you can unhook your trailer in the Trailer Parking section of the parking lot before you drive through.
Can I drive through with pets in the vehicle?
All pets must be in the cab of the vehicle. If your pet cannot ride in the cab of the vehicle we do offer complimentary kennels during your visit. For the safety of the wildlife on exhibit, No Pets or Service Animals will be allowed in common areas behind the gift shop. Including but not limited to: Bear Cub Exhibit, Amusement Rides, Petting Zoo, or the Jurassic Creek Exhibit.
Can I drive through more than once?
You may re-enter the drive through portion of the park unlimited times during your visit. The re-entry gate will close at the same time as the admission gate.
Do you accept credit and debit cards?
We accept all major credit cards and debit cards. (VISA, MasterCard, AMEX, Discover)
Do you accept checks or travelers checks?
We do accept Traveler’s Checks. We do NOT accept personal checks.
Do you honor the National Parks Pass?
We are not affiliated with the national park service; therefore, National Parks Pass and Golden Age Passes are not valid at Yellowstone Bear World.
How long should I plan on spending at Yellowstone Bear World?
You should plan on spending at least 1 ½ to 2 hours for your visit. However, with the re-entry to the drive through and the other experiences (Curator Tours, Bottle Feeding, Amusement Rides) many visitors will spend 3-5 hours.
When is a good time to view the animals?
We feed the animals throughout the day so any time is a good time to visit the park. If your schedule is flexible, the mornings are generally a little better than the afternoons when it is hot.
Where is Yellowstone Bear World located?
We are located 5 miles south of Rexburg, ID right off of US HWY 20. See Map
Where is the nearest lodging?
There are many lodging opportunities in the area of Yellowstone Bear World. Please refer to this link for some recommendations: See Regional Information
How far is Yellowstone Bear World from West Yellowstone, MT?
We are approximately 80 miles south of West Yellowstone, MT on US HWY 20.
How far is Yellowstone Bear World from Jackson, WY?
We are approximately 80 miles west of Jackson, WY using State HWY 33.
Do you have an ATM machine?
We do have an ATM machine located in the Three Bears Gift Shop.
Can I purchase items from the gift shop online?
At this time we do not have an online store, but we are working on it. If you would like to purchase items you have seen during past visits we can arrange purchase via e-mail. In your message please include your name, contact phone # and the items you are interested in and a gift shop representative will contact you personally. Contact Us
What is the weather like at Yellowstone Bear World during the season?
Average Temp Highs: May- 65 degrees, June 74 degrees, July 82 degrees, August 81 degrees, September 71 degrees, October 60 degrees
Is Yellowstone Bear World wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the areas in and around the Three Bears Gift Shop are all wheelchair accessible. The exception would be the Curator Tour. On the Curator Tour the passengers are required to stand in an open air vehicle during tour.
Is Yellowstone Bear World ethical?
At Yellowstone Bear World we want everyone to have the chance to experience wildlife up close and in person. Our park is designed to allow people to see them in their natural habitat. Bear cubs at Yellowstone Bear World will stay with their mothers for the first eight weeks of their lives in their dens, enabling them to receive their mother’s precious, nutritious milk. We start early in order to establish a bond with the cubs at Yellowstone Bear World so that they will receive safe and proper care throughout their lives.
At Yellowstone Bear World we are the sole providers of support and food for the animals born here. We must have the ability to safely care for the animals at Yellowstone Bear World. Female bears are very protective of their cubs in the wild. Bear cubs in the wild will stay with their mothers for up to two years, and during this time the mother will not breed. The male bear sees the cubs as a threat to breeding and will try to eliminate the cubs.
Because of the drive through nature of Yellowstone Bear World, it is much safer and much more ethical for the animals, the visitors, and our staff to allow the cubs to be taken care of by our professional animal keepers.