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North American Bear Center, Ely

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums, Museums, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.5/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
Bears have been unfairly demonized for centuries. Exaggerated perceptions of danger historically led to eradication campaigns using bounties, poison, trapping, and shooting. All eight bear species around the world are now listed as vulnerable, threatened or endangered in all or portions of their ranges. Remote habitats that once insured isolation and protection are now being occupied by people, and the attitudes of these people will determine the future of those populations.
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  • We really enjoyed our stop at the bear Center. They had a ton of exhibits which were very informative. The staff was very friendly and took us in the back to bears. The center also has a short nature ...  read more »
  • This is a good especially if you know not much about bears and their everyday life. The center helped me to understand how they live and what to do when you meet bears. Great place for everybody! 
  • The exhibits are very informative and the bears are awesome. The staff made sure I was able to see them in my brief visit and went out of their way to accommodate me. 
  • It's one of the most amazing bear centers in the US. They have compiled almost all the aspects of bear's life. So also, this center highlighted the on-going research on bear. More importantly, there is a whole section dedicated to how to deal with wild bears. Gift shop is good too. They had 4 bears to show us in a tour. Staff is very friendly. Ample of parking. One can easily spend around 3-4 hours here.
  • Lots to do and see! We saw 3 bears, which was awesome. The staff was friendly and informative. Great kids section and many exhibits. Worth the stop.
  • Wonderful place and helpful staff
  • I love the black bears..good place to go and very cheap.
  • Love this place, very educational with lots of information on black bears. The four bears are all lovely and you can view them all from the window or deck area. They have a great gift shop and all the staff are nice.
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