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Bearizona Wildlife Park, Williams

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An animal sanctuary where local species roam free, Bearizona Wildlife Park provides wild encounters with bears, wolves, and birds of prey. You'll find access to the surrounding forest via a well-maintained gravel road. Animals may run out into the road, so drive slowly and keep your windows closed. Walkers can stroll through Fort Bearizona to view baby animals before they are released into the open park. Consider taking in a show near the fort. Trained birds of prey exhibit their wingspan and hunting capability, or you can view an otter feeding. Join the Wild Ride VIP Bus Tour for a guided journey behind the scenes and close-up introduction to animals. The VIP tours are available on a first come, first served basis. To visit Bearizona Wildlife Park and other attractions in Williams, use our Williams trip generator.
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Where to stay in Williams

Located about 90 km (60 mi) south of the Grand Canyon, Williams' accommodations cater to visitors unable to get rooms just outside the national park or who want to take a scenic train ride into the park. An ideal base for exploring the wider region around the world-famous canyon, the city features dozens of affordable motels and inns. If you do not intent to spend much time indoors, consider pitching a tent at one of the area's many campgrounds, located just a short drive from the city's shops and restaurants.
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  • This place was such a nice surprise. You can drive through the animal park as many times as you like. There is a section you can walk through where there is a petting zoo, a nice gift shop with a rest...  more »
  • This was such a wonderful attraction! I wasn't sure what to expect but it was packed with wildlife on the driving trail and then the park area. We also took a "bus tour" of the driving area and that w...  more »
  • We went on a gloomy afternoon, and it actually started to drizzle when we were there. We chose to only do the drive through part because of the weather. But because of the weather, it was a great time...  more »
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  • The architecture alone done it for me. The layout of the park is really well done. The design was really thought out. I was skeptical of this place but wife kept saying let's go. The drive through park gets you really close to bear,wolves,rams,bison and several other kinds of wildlife. The walk through has greatly designed enclosures with the animals in mind every step of the way and also perfect spots for visitors to get close without bothering the animals. They also have live shows. We attended the raptor bird show. Nothing like falcons and owls soaring inches over your head. They also have a small petting area, sheeps and goats, my kids loved it, 4 and 9. Food was great and decently priced. Gift shop and large eating areas all I can say is when you walk into them is look up at the ceiling. This is a must go to place when near Flagstaff or Williams area. Staff super friendly very knowledgeable. When you asked them a question they took time with you to make sure it was answered.
  • Bearizona was an INCREDIBLE experience. Very easy to find and right on the way to the Grand Canyon. The tickets were a bargain in my opinion due to the amount of different experiences you get to have throughout the park. We loved the drive through portion and didn't even expect the walk through to be amazing as well. There are many types of animals you get to see very close and even an animal encounter show in the gift shop. Couldn't recommend this destination any stronger. If you are driving past Williams Arizona, this is a must see stop.
  • If you see nothing else when visiting the Flagstaff area, see Bearizona! Animals are well cared for and active. Unlike most zoos, this is a true wildlife park, and the bears are in their natural habitat....the forest. Plenty of room for them to wander around and do bear stuff. They are oblivious to the humans around them and act like bears. The animals exhibit a lot of personality. The wife and I even named a couple of them. :) The staff are friendly and very engaging. The facility is first rate. The food, while pricey like all theme parks, is excellent...you actually get great food for the money. I can't wait to come back!!!
  • We took our 2 boys (ages 9 and 12) and we all loved it. The bears in the drive tour were amazing. We did a meet and greet (armadillo and porcupine) which was quite impressive as well. All staff was over the top friendly. There was a lot of construction going on so we ran into a few dead ends. Look forward to coming back one day.
  • I thought the experience was okay. It was overpriced ($65 for two kids and two adults) and not as awesome as I was expecting. They offer the bus ride which is the same path you do in your own car. The only difference is you have AC in your comfy car or ride in the hot steamy bus full of strangers. It was very busy so there was a lot of waiting and no animal seeing. I guess I like more interaction and have my own time to see what I wanted to see.