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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Bearizona Wildlife Park by using our Williams road trip planner.
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  • Kid love this place. We would recommend to family with young kids. What else can I say more. We love it. great friendly staff as well.  more »
  • My children ages 5 and 7 and I had an awesome time here! You can drive your own vehicle or hope on a trolley/bus. There is also a “zoo” to walk through. Awesome gift shop and cafe as well.  more »
  • We recently went to Bearizonia Wild Life drive thru in Williams, Az. It was amazing. The drive thru which we did 3 times was different each time as the animals constantly change their level of activit...  more »
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  • Loved this place! It was a great family adventure. But they are very serious when they say don't stop moving in the wolf exhibit. I saw a wolf jump on to the back of an RV that was in front of us, and take off the canvas tire cover. So just keep moving and you'll be fine! My little one loved seeing all the animals walking around the car, and enjoyed the walk around area also. Super fun day for the whole family. We will be making it a yearly trip.
  • Bearizona is awesome! The drove through portion is best in the cooler part in the morning but you'll see amazing animals either way (some may just be sleeping) and is a great experience. The walk through portion is also worthwhile and has more interactive opportunities with a schedule of feeding times for various animal exhibits.
  • Love Bearizona! See the wildlife in the wide open spaces. Nicely kept, friendly staff, lots to see. Take a picnic or enjoy the restaurant or even the snack bar. You can drive through and see the animal up close and/or walk through to see smaller critters, you can't go wrong. We get the season passes and it's well worth the price. Go and enjoy yourself!
  • You for real get to see wolves and bears hanging around. Super cool experience driving through the park...kind of mind blowing looking at bears out in the wide just hanging out. I found the petty zoo and the walkable parts of the park less interesting and exciting. The gift shop in pretty cool with tons of souvenir options.
  • Bearizona was an amazing experience! The place is very family-friendly and great for kids. It is all outdoors. We opted to do the walk-through first and follow up with the guided bus tour. The walk-through was not overly strenuous. You can get really close to the animals without any obtrusive barriers. They had scheduled events throughout the day that were engaging. We spent about 3.5 hours there taking it at a leisurely pace and doubling back a lot to get to the events. Take the bus to tour! The guide was full of knowledge and was able to recite off all of the animals names that we saw. She made it a great learning experience well above what we would have been able to experience on our own. She threw out food along the way and was able to get several animals up close and personal with the bus. Bonus: because we were not driving our own car, we did not have to worry about the goats ramming the car, foxes eating pieces of the car or bears sitting on the hood. True story. This is a must do event, especially for family's and animal lovers.

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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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