Williams, Arizona is a scenic town located on the original Route 66 just about 60 miles from the southern rim of the Grand Canyon. Full of old western flair, this revived Route 66 town has lots to offer visitors and residents alike. One of our favorite outdoor adventures is Bearizona.
Bearizona is 160 acres of natural habitat for hundreds of animals, including black bear, bighorn sheep, American buffalo, wolves, and burros. Their mission is promote conservation through memorable and educational encounters. Visitors may drive through the park as many times as they wish, and the animals will walk freely just feet away from the cars.
Bearizona also makes available an open-air bus tour that provides information about the animals and allows you to feed the animals. Don’t miss the High Country Raptors Show with free flying birds of prey skimming just inches over your head. After you drive through, stop over at the Fort Bearizona Walking Area where you can catch up close views of small animals playing, including bear cubs, beavers, otters, porcupine, bobcats, and badger. Catch the otter and bobcat feedings and visit the Fort Bearizona Barnyard petting zoo. You can grab lunch at the Grizzly Grill or stop by the Bearizona gift shop for great souvenirs.
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