The One-Of-A-Kind South Dakota Wildlife Park That Is Perfect For A Day Trip
There is a common misconception that if you have seen one zoo, you have seen every zoo. Sure; most zoos consist of the same exotic animals, but not all of these sanctuaries are created equal. Take, for instance, this one-of-a-kind wildlife park that we are lucky enough to have in our own backyard:
Located in Rapid City is the unforgettable Bear Country USA; a "unique drive-thru wildlife park in the Black Hills of South Dakota."
Opened in 1972, Bear Country USA is a sanctuary for orphaned wildlife who typically will not make it on their own, giving the animals both a vast place to roam and safe place to live.
What kinds of wildlife can you expect to see on this 250-acre oasis? For starters, there are antelope...
...and - you guessed it - bears!
While these local animals may not be the most exotic, Bear Country USA is still one of the most unique zoos in the country, as they allow you to drive past these magnificent creatures!
Admission to Bear Country USA is $17 per adult, $11 per child (5-12), and $15 for seniors (62+).
Bear Country USA is locate at 13820 US-16 in Rapid City.
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Speaking of unique places in South Dakota,
There Is No Other Park In America Quite Like This One In South Dakota.
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Address: 13820 US-16, Rapid City, SD 57702, USA