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News and Events

Fall Festival

Howly Growly Owly

Fall Festival

Fall is a great time to visit Bearizona Wildlife Park; the animals are active in the cooler weather and are sporting lustrous fur coats in preparation for winter.

Bearizona is hosting Howly Growly Owly Festival Fridays-Sundays in October. Visitors are encouraged to dress up in costume and kids that do can go to the gift shop to get a "beary" special treat!
Park hours throughout the month of October are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Festivities Include:

Howl-O-Ween Express: Hop on the open-aired bus that takes visitors through the drive-thru animal exhibits. This is about as close as you are going to get to our animals, so you don't want to miss out. Guests can howl with the wolves in the Alaskan Tundra & Arctic Wolf enclosures and watch the Bison interact with a special Howl-O-Ween enrichment treat. Bus rides depart from the Fort Bearizona parking lot at 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., & 3:30 p.m. every day in October.

Growly Bear Cave: Located within the Fort Bearizona walk-thru area, guests can check out our array of jack-o-lanterns that adorn the inside of the Kindergarten Bear Cave.

Scareizona at Bearizona Haunted House: Those who dare can walk through our super scary Haunted House (PG-13 Rated).

Raptor Show: Guests should plan to catch an Owly Raptor Show at 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.

Photo Ops: Several areas of the park are decorated in different themes so visitors can capture their memories in the making.

Canyonlands Restaurant

Now Open!

Canyonlands Restaurant

This themed restaurant will feature soaring canyon walls and ancient ruins that allow diners to immerse themselves in the true spirit of the Southwest.

Jaguar Exhibit

Now Open!

Jaguar Exhibit

The new Jaguar exhibit is located behind the Gift Shop in the Fort Bearizona walk through area of the park. The exhibit is themed like Native American cliff dwellings and has the beautiful artistic flair that Bearizona has become known for. The exhibit also has a unique feature, a 25 foot waterfall, and has already been called the best in the nation!

Jaguar conservation status is listed as near threatened. The majority of wild Jaguars live in the Amazon where they face substantial habitat loss. The only wild Jaguars found in the U.S. are in southern Arizona and southern New Mexico. Jaguars are the third largest feline, after lions and tigers.

New Gift Shop

Now Open

New Gift Shop

Check out this amazing themed gift shop which is truly a work of art in itself. Sprawling over 12,000 square feet, the gift shop has a little something for everyone to purchase as a remembrance from their Bearizona adventure.

Adults and children alike will be amazed by Arizona's Largest and Most Spectacular Model Train Display, which is housed in the new gift shop.