Family Friendly (Accessible – with exception of bus ride at this time. See info below)
Park opens at 9:00 am / Last car admitted at 4:00 / Closes at dusk. (See important times below)
Bearizona Wildlife Park
1500 Historic Route 66, Williams AZ 86046
FREE to survivors and their immediate family/caregivers. Additional family and friends welcome at group rates shown below.
An out of town day trip!
We have had several requests for this one, so if you want to join us please get signed up early so we don’t have to end up cancelling!
You choose your arrival time and how long you would like to be at the park. (See schedule below)
Meet at 11:00 am if having lunch at the park – more details below
We do have a Wild Bus Ride scheduled at 2:00
Arrive no later than 1:30 to leave on the Wild Bus Ride Tour as it leaves promptly at 2:00. (Self Driving Tour or Self Guided Walking/Rolling Tour can leave at anytime)
Registration deadline is midnight 10/23/18
We’re MOVING FORWARD! is paying the cost for survivors, their immediate family/caregivers!
Additional family and friends are welcome to join us at the discounted group rates shown below:
Adults (13 and over) $16.56 including tax (Regular cost $20 p/p plus tax)
Children (4-12) $5.52 including tax (Regular cost $10 p/p plus tax)
Children 3 and under are FREE
Transportation and hotel should you decide to go earlier or stay longer are your own responsibility and cost.
Note – as of 1/9/18, the Wild Bus Ride is not wheelchair accessible, however they are working on this and it may be an option in time for our visit.
Your admission includes the 1 hour Wild Bus Ride, (or Self Guided Drive/Walk) Birds of Prey show (Owls, Hawks & Falcons are flown directly over your head) and other animal encounters.
For those of you that would like to have lunch prior to the tour of your choice, you have the option of packing your own lunch and eating in the picnic area near the Kindergarten Bears or there is a restaurant on the premises called Canyonlands. We have been told that it is amazing and it is like eating at the bottom of the Grand Canyon!
Please arrive by 11:00 am if you are joining us for lunch.
NOTE: When registering you will be required to let us know the following:
- Lunch with WMF at Canyonlands
- Lunch at Bearizona Grille
- Bringing own lunch in picnic area
- Not eating at Park
- Wild Bus Ride
- Drive Own Car – Self Guided
- Walk/Roll – Self Guided
Self Guided Walking Tour
Visitors will walk through Fort Bearizona, located directly after the drive-through portion of the park. In this area, guests leisurely stroll through winding walkways to get an up-close look at the antics of baby and smaller animals on exhibit.
Interpretive signage is located throughout for guests to learn more about each animal. There is also the “Bearizona Barnyard” petting zoo, a Mine Shaft Experience which houses some nocturnal animals as well as some creepy, crawly critters and a unique exhibit which houses kindergarten bears not quite old enough to go into our adult enclosure.
This exhibit has a very distinctive feature where visitors can walk into a cave which leads them to a large viewing glass of the bears den!
See an animal up-close and talk to an animal keeper about how that species lives in the wild, what it eats, how it fits in the ecosystem, and more.
Although only the keeper touches the animals, this is an opportunity to see individual animals up close. Featured animals you could see at a trail side encounter include: Ferrets, Prairie Dogs, Opossum, Invertebrates, Reptiles.
- 9:40 a.m. - Bear Aware: Learn a little more about black bears and how to safely live and recreate in bear country.
- 10:00 a.m. - Ambassador Animal Show: Watch keepers as they train our program animals.
- 10:40 a.m. - Bobcat Chat: Keepers educate the public about Bobcats while they feed.
- 11:40 a.m. - Otter Feeding: Help keepers feed our otters.
- 1:40 p.m. - Program Animal Meet-n-Greet: Get up-close and learn more about one of our many program animals.
- 2:00 p.m. - Ambassador Animal Show: Watch keepers as they train our program animals.
- 2:30 p.m. - Training/Enrichment Session: Watch keepers as they provide enrichment and work on training one of the animals in Fort Bearizona.
Drive through the Arizona wilderness viewing our varied collection of North American animals from the comfort and safety of your own vehicle. Get up-close to these otherwise elusive animals during our three mile drive at your own pace.
Most vehicles can drive through Bearizona’s well-maintained gravel roads. Each vehicle must be completely enclosed and have operational windows.
Sorry no atv/all-terrain or open-top jeeps or open-top convertibles. Guests arriving by motorcycle or bicycle qualify to use our courtesy car program. We offer vehicles for you to drive through the park at no extra charge!
Final details will be e-mailed on 10/24/18 to all registered participants.
Bearizona Grille, conveniently located near the entrance of Fort Bearizona, offers outside deck dining and features stadium-style favorites such as hot dogs, bratwurst, warm pretzels, and cheesy nachos. Quench your thirst with an ice-cold soda, ICEE, or an adult beverage for those 21 years & older.
Come dine at Bearizona's new 6,000-square-foot restaurant, Canyonlands. This themed restaurant features soaring canyon walls and ancient ruins that allow diners to immerse themselves in the true spirit of the Southwest. The expansive two-story covered deck includes priceless views of the park’s jaw- dropping jaguar exhibit, showcasing a 25-foot waterfall. Canyonlands offers many lunch options featuring in-house hickory smoked barbecue. Other delicious options include gourmet burgers, hot and cold sandwiches, and fresh salads. Guests with dietary restrictions will find gluten-free and vegetarian options to fit their needs.
Feeling thirsty? Canyonlands offers a variety of Pepsi products, local craft & domestic beers, and specialty cocktails. Full bar service is also available with spectacular views from both upper and lower patios.
Canyonlands Restaurant will open its doors at 10:30am and will close 2 hours after the park’s posted closing time. The restaurant is only accessible to park guests and annual pass holders.