Trip Planner:   USA  /  Michigan  /  Upper Peninsula  /  Newberry  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Oswald's Bear Ranch

Oswald's Bear Ranch, Newberry

(4.1/5 based on 460+ reviews on the web)
Oswald's Bear Ranch is located in Newberry. Add Oswald's Bear Ranch to your Newberry travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Newberry trip itinerary maker.
Create a full Newberry itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Newberry

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Newberry by other users

11 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, kids, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 55 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Newberry, Petoskey & Honor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, kids, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Newberry BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Upper Peninsula BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: October, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Newberry BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 5 days in Manistique & Newberry BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 20 days in Michigan BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I have heard from the ranch and made a detour just for her because I was told that you can take a photo with a bear. But to do this right. The ranch itself consists of four enclosures, where the bears are separated by age and sex. The ways around, which consist of sand but in part and are limited to recommend for baby buggies trails. The enclosure are sometimes quite large and very lifelike. For a few dollars, you can buy a few apples, which you can use to feed the bears. With regard to the photos I was not disappointed also. As already often mentioned can be shoot photos of herself with a Cub for a small fee, while you feed the bears or strokes.
    View original
  • It's a wonderful to see wild bears in a refuge. There are multiple viewing locations and opportunities, on a large refuge. It's not like a zoo, with a small pen.  more »
  • This is not a slick tourist attraction, in fact it is quite basic, but that is part of the appeal. Oswald's is definitely worth a visit if you want to see lots of black bears of varying shapes and siz...  more »
Google
  • This is a very cool place to see bears that are well taken care of. There are chances to interact with cubs and several different bear enclosures. The bears are well taken care of and have a lot of space.
  • Great place to take the kiddos. Also, good for the adults. I had a great time their with my son, and bestie!! Recommend to all...🐻🐻
  • This was a wonderful experience for us and our girls! Some reviews I read complained of the fencing and I will agree that it was difficult to get good pictures however it's that way to protect visitors and the Bears! We did the picture with the cub they use your camera which was fine with me. The guy taking the pics took 39 of them! I got to go through and choose which ones I liked. It was a pretty quick thing though so make sure you smile the whole time!! You can buy apples to feed the Bears and they love it!
  • Fun, interesting stop. For only $20 a car. There were 38 bears when we were there. We took a photo with the baby bear for $10 but it turned out fuzzy. It was still cute.
  • This is really only an hour visit. It is neat to see the bears but kind of expensive. Bathrooms are horrid. HORRID. HORRID!!!!!! Completely unacceptable considering the cash flow that is happening.