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Visit the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone

The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center (GWDC) is a must-see while in West Yellowstone lodging at the Yellowstone West Gate Hotel. The discovery center in West Yellowstone will provide your family with an opportunity to get up close and personal with grizzly bears, wolves, and birds of prey. Not only will you walk away with some fantastic outdoor pictures, but you’ll also leave with an education and a better understanding of the wildlife that resides in Yellowstone National Park. The Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center is a beautiful non-profit rehabilitation center that houses animals that are non-releasable into the wild.

The Grizzly Bears of West Yellowstone

You’ll be quickly humbled as you come face to face with some of the massive grizzly bears at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center in West Yellowstone. Most bears in the discovery center are there for their own safety because they have been desensitized to human interaction which makes them dangerous to roam freely in residential areas. The discovery center provides the bears a home outdoors in their natural habitat. Each grizzly has its own unique story of how they came to be at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Be sure to get to the center early to observe the staff feeding the bears! You’ll be a witness to the bears roaming free and hunting for hidden food. With multiple viewing areas, you’ll be so close to the grizzly that you’ll feel like you can reach out and touch one! Unlike the grizzlies in the wild, the bears at the GWDC do not hibernate, so you’ll be able to observe them live in action all year round!

The Wolves of West Yellowstone

Feel chills as you watch beautiful white and grey wolves travel around in packs as they circle the grounds at the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center. Watch as the wolves hunt elk and deer meat provided by the local hunters and meat processors. Lurking through trees and tall grass, the wolves are no stranger to stimulation, from chewing on bones to feasting on live trout in the ponds. As you have questions about these mysterious creatures, the staff members at the discovery center will be abundantly helpful in providing quick answers. Have your camera ready as the orphan wolves at the discovery center can be observed from both indoors and out!

West Yellowstone Lodging


Enrich your wildlife experience with a trip to the Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center while lodging in West Yellowstone at the Yellowstone West Gate Hotel. Enjoy a warm breakfast before your big day to the discovery center. Book direct on our website at Yellowstone West Gate Hotel, and you’ll receive the lowest price on your stay! To connect with a friendly staff member at Yellowstone West Gate Hotel, call 1-406-646-4212.

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