We took a fun little adventure to celebrate our 4th wedding anniversary the first week of June. We traveled from Boise to Rexburg, Idaho to see Yellowstone Bear World. We arrived on June 1 and checked in to our hotel room which was a themed room decorated like a medieval castle. On the morning of June 2 we set out for Bear World. The nature preserve is set up in two parts. The first part is the herbivores, such as the mountain goats, buffalo, deer, elk, and moose. The second part has the bears and wolves. The animals get to roam around and you drive your car though slowly to observe them. You are allowed to drive around as many times as you like for a chance to see more animals. We drove around twice, once taking pictures and once just enjoying the sights.
Beyond the gift shop at Bear World is a couple of pens where you can pay to feed the baby bears. We had such fun watching them play and tumble around. Beyond that there is a petting zoo where we got to interact with deer, a hungry pot bellied pig, goats, and chickens. One of the deer had just given birth and you couldn’t pet that one because the mom was very protective. But it was adorable!
That evening we decided to drive into Idaho Falls to have a nice dinner at the Copper Rill. The restaurant overlooks the falls.
We drove home June 3 with promises to come back that way and actually go to Yellowstone!
Here are several of our video clips on YouTube:
Also enjoy our pictures below!