Bearizona is approximately 160 acres. Visitors will drive through more than three miles of Ponderosa Pine Forest viewing North American animals in natural habitats when they visit. Fort Bearizona is a separate walk-thru area, located directly after the drive-thru portion of the park. Visitors will walk through Fort Bearizona, located directly after the drive-thru portion of the park. In this area, guests leisurely stroll through winding walkways to get an up-close look at the antics of Jaguars, Grizzly Bears and smaller animals on exhibit.
Admission Includes Drive-Thru, Walk-Thru Fort Bearizona, and all Surprise & Delight animal encounters.
Current Hours of Operation*
Open Daily: 8:00 a.m.
Last Car Admitted: 5:00 p.m.
Closes: 5:30 p.m. *Hours vary throughout the yea
Surprise & Delights
Throughout the day you may be surprised by an impromptu animal encounter in our Walk-Thru Fort Bearizona. New this year is a focus on educating people about our animal friends and the environment in which they live. These encounters are not on any set schedule, so keep an eye out (and up) and prepare for the unexpected. It may just be a Bearizona animal keeper with a small reptile answering questions as you walk the paths or a giant stork flying above your head. We are excited about this new focus on animal enrichment and education ... and we hope you are too.
Due to COVID-19, the Wild Ride Bus Tours are currently not available.
Wild Ride Bus Tour Times*
*Hours vary throughout the year