Things to do at Bearizona Wildlife Park
Arizona - February 16, 2021

Are you looking for things to do at Bearizona Wildlife Park while you are there? There’s a lot to see and do, including a drive-through, so you’ll need this list to be ready.

bearizona entrance

Bearizona Wildlife Park is located in Northern Arizona, amongst the Kaibab National Forest. It is one hour south of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, 30 minutes west of Flagstaff, 40 minutes from Cottonwood, and three hours southeast of Las Vegas, NV. It’s literally 5 minutes from downtown Williams, AZ.

We are a family that loves to travel and our traveling was cut short this year. There has been a lot of destinations closing which made it hard to travel for our family.

Even though we did some traveling while remote learning, we still didn’t do our usual zoo visits, play dates, and theme parks. We mostly focused on backyard activities and having road trips within Arizona, like Sedona and Flagstaff.

My favorite place to stay in Sedona is Sky Ranch Lodge. If you’re looking for a family vacation rental, you may want to try Wyndham Sedona. There are lots of things to do in Flagstaff also.

boy leaning on tree

Just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Sedona and Flagstaff is the best drive-thru Wildlife Park in Arizona, Bearizona. Bearizona is a family-friendly attraction in north central Arizona near Williams.

Visitors can see live bears, wolves, arctic wolves, American burro, grizzly bears, mountain lions, and other wildlife up close at this natural habitat preserve. This non-profit nature park was founded by Frank and Pat Jones who wanted to provide families with the opportunity to enjoy seeing these animals in their natural habitat.

Educational Encounters

The park is the only park of its kind, has an interactive museum which includes animal dioramas that depict how different species interact with one another. So, you have educational encounters too.

It also offers information about each animal’s habitat and behavior patterns. Some of the features include live condors, wildebeests, cheetahs, African lions, and more!

There are lots of things to do at Bearizona Wildlife Park, from watching live music to eating at Canyonlands restaurant or watching a Birds of Prey show.

A drive-thru is perfect for this pandemic situation. You can see the most beautiful animals of the world right at your fingertips, crossing the streets in front of you. It’s amazing to see them in their natural environments.

two donkeys walking in the forest at Bearizona Wildlife Park

Drive Through Safari Park

Bearizona drive-thru wildlife park is approximately 160 acres. The park can accommodate most modes of transportation, including cars and RVs. We drove through more than three miles of Ponderosa Pine Forest. As you drive slowly through the lush forest, you will see North American animals in natural habitats.

You may see some bighorn sheep, majestic bison, rugged rocky mountain goats, and other wild animals.

Black bear in a tree at Bearizona

Check out the Wild Ride Bus Tour!

Drive through the Arizona wilderness viewing our diverse range of North American animals from the tranquility and security of comfort of your own vehicle. During our three-mile drive at your own pace, get up close to these hard-to-find creatures.

band playing outside at Bearizona Wildlife Park

More animals are exhibited in Fort Bearizona, a beautiful 20-acre walk-thru area.

Watch Live Music at Bearizona Wildlife Park

We saw live music and there was plenty of space for the kids to run throughout this “zoo” type setting.

black bear at Bearizona Wildlife Park
Adult Black Bear

Check out all the Animals

There are many animals roaming around Bearizona like the black bear, White Bison, Arctic Wolves, Rocky Mountain Elk, African Crested Porcupine, and one of my favorites, The North American River Otter. There is a portion of the park where I saw beautiful jaguars up close, their names are Nacho and Libre.

There is also a lot of American wildlife and smaller animals.

boy next to tree with sign that says enter at your own risk at Bearizona Wildlife Park

Bearizona is a member of the Zoological Association of America as well as the American Association of Zoo Keepers.

Gift Shop

Check out the gift shop at Bearizona and get some grizzly apparel to help support our rescued grizzlies: Hanna, Crockett, & Sky.

Bearizona collage

If you’re looking for a fun and educational family vacation, look no further than Bearizona. This chain of parks features live animal demonstrations as well as the opportunity to interact with different types of animals like bears, wolves, mountain lions, and more.

You can even get your photo taken behind bars! One thing that makes this location so great is that it offers something for everyone in the family from 5 years old to 95 years old.

Families will love exploring all that Arizona has to offer at one of these locations near their hometowns or during a trip across America’s Southwest region.

Directions and tickets – check out the annual pass

Don’t forget to download the new bearizona app.

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