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North American Bear Center

1926 Highway 169


The mission of the non-profit North American Bear Center is to advance the long-term survival of bears worldwide by replacing misconceptions with scientific facts about bears, their role in ecosystems, and their relations with humans.


chelsea r

Friday, June 29, 2018
Loved it! The bears are adorable and a blast to watch. Staff was very nice and very willing to answer any questions. Lots a great exhibits and animals to look at. I really enjoyed my time and will definitely go back when I'm in Ely again.

Jack 12

Wednesday, June 20, 2018
A great stop on your way through town. We meant it to be a quick stop, but ended up staying hours! Staff is friendly and knowledgeable, bears are sweet and playful. We enjoyed watching feeding time and learning about these beautiful creatures.

jeff d

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great place to go if you want to READ. They do have some stuff on video but mostly reading. The bears were kinda cool, especially when they climb the trees.. . . Not the most exciting thing on hwy 1 and i feel moat reviews are a little overhyped on here. But it still was a nice place and they mean well

Lacy Olson

Monday, July 9, 2018
See the bears for five min, then theres nothing else to do. Wish there was more interaction for kids

Sara Schoen

Friday, June 22, 2018
There is space for the bears to run wild. They rotate who is out in the wild. These bears are Ted and Tasha.

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