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Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

12541 Nett Lake Road, Orr

Admission for One, Two, Four, Or Six at Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary (Up to 37% Off)

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Visitors can observe wild bears and learn more about their habits during a visit to the sanctuary

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5 ratings1 reviews
August 29, 2020
Awesome place to visit with the kids.
3 ratings3 reviews
August 25, 2020
Very reasonable to take the whole family. Watching the bears up so close was awesome. I could watch them for hours Really learned alot about the bears
1 ratings1 reviews
August 22, 2020
it was an awesome experience we,took the grandsons and,we definitely would recommend it to anyone
1 ratings1 reviews
August 20, 2020
You see lots of bears. The staff is very friendly. We've been there 6 times and I've never been disappointed.
August 14, 2020
This bear sanctuary is amazing. So many black bears here, many cubs ranging in age from 6 months to a few years. Amazing set up with viewing decks to see the bears in the trees and on the ground. All outdoors! These bears come and go as they please. Kids loved it! Make the trip there you won’t be disappointed!
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July 25, 2020
Amazing experience! My 6 and 11 year olds loved it also. Make sure to bring bug spray and water. We will definitely go again.
1 ratings1 reviews
July 22, 2020
Great experience. Friendly and knowledgable staff. We were able to watch and see 20+ bears, a mom and her cub. Bears in the trees etc...very cool!
1 ratings1 reviews
July 15, 2020
The amount of bear activity and the knowledge of the staff was amazing!! We got to see both sets of Cubs and had so much fun watching them!! We are going back before the summer is over!!!!
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What You'll Get

  • During the shuttle ride, guides inform visitors about the history of the sanctuary and the bears who inhabit it. Guests will be able to observe bears from the viewing platform as well as take pictures and ask the staff questions. Educational talks and a gift shop (all proceeds support the sanctuary) are also available.
  • Free admission for children 5 and under
  • Prohibited items: tripods, scooters, video recorders, smoking, and food and beverages (other than water)
  • Pets not allowed.
  • Transportation: shuttle from the parking lot to the viewing platform comes every 15–20 minutes
  • The sanctuary can be supported with donations

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2021. Amount paid never expires. Subject to weather. Tripods, scooters, pets, video recorders, smoking, and food and beverages (other than water) are not allowed on the viewing platform. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gift(s). May be repurchased every 90 days. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

During the Great Depression, Vince Shute spent long hours in the woods as a logger, finding ways to fend off black bears who wandered onto his camp. He eventually grew to love these bears and dedicated his life to creating a sanctuary for the humble creatures, even forming the American Bear Association before his death in 2000. Today, the late Shute's legend lives on through the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary.

Upon arriving at the sanctuary, guests travel about one mile along a gravel road before being greeted by the spectacular view of the dense woods, where bears' heads peak out from behind trees. Visitors learn about about the history of the sanctuary, and they are not free to walk the grounds. They are free to walk on the viewing platform only, which includes a gift shop.

Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

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