Bear Country

Bear Country USA is the highlight of any visit to South Dakota! If you're visiting the Black Hills, Mt Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Monument, or Custer State Park, you must take the family to Bear Country USA just up the road in Rapid City. This is not a zoo! Bear Country USA is a drive-through, up close experience with dozens of animals in their natural habitats, including over 60 black bears, wolves, bighorn sheep, mountain lions, and bison. And if you love baby animals like my family does, you must get out of the car and visit the best part of Bear Country -- the bear cubs! We spent hours watching the cubs wrestle each other and climb trees, along with wolf pups, bobcats, porcupine, skunks, badgers, raccoons, otters and even two grizzly bears! The young kids will also have fun with a train ride, free tattoos, and the animated characters that talk to them. We didn't want to leave! And Cheap Family Travel loved the price, too. This was a day our family will remember for a long time!