About Bearizona

About Bearizona Wildlife Park

Bearizona is approximately 160 acres. Visitors will drive through more than three miles of Ponderosa Pine Forest viewing North American animals in natural habitats when they visit. More animals are exhibited in Fort Bearizona, a beautiful 20-acre walk-thru area, along winding paths which is more of a "zoo" typesetting.


Conveniently located in the heart of Northern Arizona, and nestled amongst the beautiful Kaibab National Forest, Williams is considered the gateway to the Grand Canyon. Williams’ central location allows visitors to stay and experience Northern Arizona’s beautiful sights and activities. Bearizona is one hour south of the Grand Canyon’s South Rim, 30 minutes west of Flagstaff, and three hours southeast of Las Vegas, NV.


Depending on the time of year, visitors to Bearizona will witness an array of weather. Williams is fortunate to experience all four seasons. The temperature in the summer averages 80 degrees, while in the winter time Williams receives an average of 55 inches of snowfall. The varying seasons allow visitors unique opportunities to witness animal behavior as it changes throughout the year. Bearizona is open year-round and it is important to note that the animals at Bearizona are out and enjoy all types of weather!


The park can accommodate most modes of transportation, including cars and RV’s. Bearizona welcomes tour buses and as a special service to our tour bus guests, offers a step-on tour guide for an additional fee! Guests who are a little more adventuresome and want to feel the brisk high country air and un-obstructed views of our wildlife can book a VIP Experience on our Wild Ride Bus Tour which departs from the Fort Bearizona parking lot twice a day for an additional fee. *Note: Wild Ride Bus Tours are currently suspended but will be returning soon.

Bearizona is a member of the Zoological Association of America as well as the American Association of Zoo Keepers.