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Yellowstone Bear World - Rexburg, Idaho

Saturday, August 13, 2011 10:56 am Written by 
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Yellowstone Bear World, Rexburg, Idaho - On our way down from Montana we had to make a stop at Yellowstone Bear World, in Rexburg, Idaho since we didn't have any bear encounters in Wyoming or Montana. I wanted to see a bear so badly I decided it was perfectly okay to pay to see them. Yellowstone Bear World allows you to drive through the park from the comfort of your own vehicle including cars, RVs and even Semis, as many times as you want!  The best part is that we didn't have to unhook the Cook'n Cruiser from our motor coach to go through the park - very convenient! The entrance fee also includes a trip to the petting zoo that is not quite your average petting zoo.

Most of the animals you can pet here you usually only see on the animal channel or possibly darting out in front of your car on a mountain road. Granted they do have the norm, pigs, chickens and goats but they are scattered amongst peacocks, deer and even a white elk! I personally had never even heard of a white elk and I grew up in the mountains of Colorado, crazy! The park has an abundance of elk, deer, bears, a few wolves, a moose and more. The staff is friendly and informative.  In fact, Stacey showed us how you can feed the baby bears - very carefully and even take a picture with them or feed them, but there is an extra charge. After taking about 1,500 pictures (mostly of the baby bear cubs playing and wrestling) we ended our visit in the gift shop where you can take your own cute cuddly souvenir home with you.  If you missed seeing wildlife in Yellowstone, or even if you didn't, it's worth the entrance fee to get the up close and personal experience you get at Bear World. We then spent a relaxing evening at the Village of Trees RV Resort in Declo, ID on our trek towards Boise. It is conveniently located right off the highway and only a two-minute walk from the Snake River. The staff was very friendly, especially Colleen, but they all made us feel right at home, Thank you!

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