Bear Country in Rapid City

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Bear Country in Rapid City

Bear Country USA in Rapid CityWhen hiking or biking through the Black Hills near Rapid City, most people would prefer not to see a bear close up. Although the Rapid City area is not a usual habitat for black bear, and certainly not grizzly bear, there are bears to be seen at Bear Country USA in Rapid City. This 250 acre enclosure is a great stop to see some of America’s most amazing wildlife close up.

Bear Country USA was started in 1972 with 11 black bear, one cougar, one wolf, three buffalo, and a large bull elk. Now expanded to include grizzly bear, badger, beaver, sheep, bobcat, lynx, coyote, porcupine, raccoon, fox, reindeer, otter, goat and skunk, visitors to Bear Country in Rapid City can see all of the amazing views from the comfort of their own car. The three mile drive will take you through the different habitats where you will certainly see one of the over 200 black bear that reside at Bear Country.

Bear Country USA in Rapid CityOn your way to the Bears Den, you will stop by the most popular attraction at Bear Country: Babyland. Babyland features the new, black bear cubs born on the premises. The adorable bears will capture your heart as they frolic and play in the enclosure. After seeing how big they can grow, you may want to brush up on your wildlife knowledge and safety at the Bear’s Den. The exhibits at Bear Country will teach you how to recognize these animals in the hills outside of Rapid City, information about Bear Country and how it is run, and more!

Now is the perfect time to visit Bear Country USA in Rapid City! Many of the animals are perfectly at home during the winter and many of the younger residents are born during this time of year. Plan your next visit next time you are in Rapid City soon!

13820 S Hwy 16, Rapid City 605.343.2290

Bear Country in Rapid City 


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Comments (2)

Kim Sellers
Lake Arrowhead, CA Coldwell Banker - Lake Arrowhead, CA
Lake Arrowhead Realtor - BRE#01412099 - Lake Arrow

I live in the National Forest and we see a lot of these fellos ~ 

Jan 27, 2012 10:18 AM
Tristan Emond
Mindful Living Realty - Rapid City, SD
Rapid City Homes Sales Specialist

Only get a chance to see them here if you go through the Bear Country.  They had a Mother's Day special one year that we went to - the cubs were tiny!

Feb 06, 2012 11:09 AM