Bearizona Wildlife Park
The main highlight at Bearizona is a 3-mile (5-kilometer) self-drive safari through the Arizona wilderness, where visitors can see North American animals from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles. If you prefer not to drive, you can opt for the complimentary Wild Ride Bus Tour, which includes a guide. The park also has a walk-through area, which highlights smaller animals, as well as a birds of prey exhibit.
If you are particularly interested in learning about the local wildlife, you can visit the park as part of a custom wildlife adventure tour that also takes you to one or two other animal-themed destinations, like the Out of Africa Wildlife Park, the OdySea Aquarium, or the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.
Things to Know Before You Go
Give yourself at least two hours to explore the park.
Bearizona is fully wheelchair accessible, but the Wild Ride Bus Tour is not.
Picnic lunches are allowed in designated areas.
How to Get There
Bearizona is located at the intersection of I-40 and US-64 in the town of Williams, Arizona, 25 miles (40 kilometers) west of Flagstaff. It’s possible to visit the park on a day trip from Las Vegas or Kingman City.
When to Get There
The park is open daily from morning through early evening, and the last car is admitted two hours before closing. Birds of prey showtimes vary by season (and the show is closed in January and February), so check the schedule before you go if you don’t want to miss the educational display.
Keeper Chats at Bearizona
To learn more about the animals that call Bearizona home, attend a keeper chat during your visit. These presentations are scheduled throughout the day and offer insight into different species: You can learn how the black bears or bobcats live, help the keepers feed the otters, or watch the staff train some of the animals that live in the park.