Oswald's Bear Ranch, Newberry

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#4 of 15 in Wildlife in Upper Peninsula
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  • This was one of my favorite things to do up here. Especially geared to families, as they charge $20 by the vehicle as admission. Well maintained trails to walk, with bears up close and farther away. F...  more »
  • If you're an animal lover and are in the UP, you have to visit Oswald's Bear Ranch! There are about 4 large enclosures of bears, which you can walk fully around, or just hang out at the front of each ...  more »
  • This, without a doubt, is a great place to visit! We were planning on visiting, but certainly did not expect to spend the 2-3 hours here that we ended up doing! If you take the opportunity to walk aro...  more »
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  • I was amazed at the beautiful landscape that they have to roam and call home. I had so much fun here!! I thought the prices were fair, and the staff was very friendly. It was so much fun to see the bears walking through the woods, playing in the pond, and feeding them apples!! I also really loved getting our picture with the bear cub and a chance to pet her for minute. She was so sweet and liked her treat on that spoon very much! This stop was a highlight on our vacation. Thank you so much for the opportunity to get up close to these beautiful animals.
  • Absolutely loved! Was a great stop on the way home from our family cottage. Definetly a must visit if you haven't already! We will be making this a stop every year on our vacation!
  • Why in the world would making money by taking photos with cubs, be a good idea? How is this "caring for the bears? If indeed this is a sanctuary, the cubs should have very little human contact, prepared to survive in the wild, and set in natural habitat when appropriate. Bears are NOT photo props. Bears are not a means to profit by, regardless of their best interest. THINK ABOUT IT! -----minus 5 stars
  • Fair price to enter. Bear cub photo sessions offered. Different caged bear groups. Owners/operators house in middle of ranch. Food on site prepared in microwave & the hour dogs came from freezer, placed in bun & then microwaved. Ewww!
  • We took our sons to see the bears and we all loved seeing them so close! Very nice big and clean areas for the bears to roam and some even posed for a picture. The bathrooms needed attention. I will go visit them again, worth the price. Loved the faces on the trees too!😀

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