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Cherokee Bear Zoo, Cherokee

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TripAdvisor
  • We loved it !!! A great finish to our trip!!! Once in a lifetime experience!!! Rates A++++ you should go.  more »
  • Me and my boyfriend came and fed the bears and goats. We had a wonderful time. The bears looked well taken care of and they were very entertaining! I hope to go back in the spring when the cubs are bo...  more »
  • This was just sad. Both my husband and felt the whole place was depressing. We were very happy our 15 month old was too young to understand it. The bears are in these concrete pits with nothing or ver...  more »
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  • To start with there were only bears and goats and no other animals. Both animals looked very depressed. Especially the Bears. Most of them would not even get up to eat the food. The area they are in is a concrete slab that had poop all in it and leftover food thrown everywhere it looks like a jail for bears. One of the Bears looked like he had mange. It was so sad this place needs to be shut down. The way these Bears are kept is unacceptable. I have gone to a place just like this one in a different city, and though it was still sad and the Bears were still in an enclosed brick area there was a huge difference in the way they looked and acted. Also that place is now permanently closed as this one should be also. Do not waste your money to see this it will leave you heartbroken for these poor mistreated animals!
  • We took our granddaughter there few years ago and loved it. The employee's was awesome as well
  • Had wonderful time. Picture with the baby bear Star was awesome . The staff that work there were outstanding and entertaining. The gentleman that took our picture made us laugh and answered any question we ask with a smile. The food too feed bears was only a $1 and well worth it.
  • I loved it. Got to get my picture taken with a baby bear which was awesome and spent so much feeding them...well worth it they were adorable!! Then the baby goats and lemurs. It was amazing can't wait to come back!
  • My family and I went here to feed the bears. I couldn't give it 5 stars because I feel badly for the bears. Although, the bears seem clean and well fed ( this, of course, coming from someone who is not a vet)