Bear World

The entrance where fees are paid and instructions given.

Decided to begin at the Visitor Center…

Interesting Gift Shop

Then on to the Petting Zoo

Here you can feed goats and Canadian Geese

For the price of the visit there is also a small selection of rides for little ones.

And for an additional fee you can feed the baby bears.

Next.. to the Park where the drive is done through the animal habitat. Visits through the Park are unlimited. The first part of the drive were elk, goats, and bison.

Now, drum roll…on to the main event.. The Bears of which there are over 40.

Bear Family
Bear Chillin’
Bear bathing
Bear walking back from his bath..
Bear sleeping – they gravitate to these coverings.
Bear nuzzling the grill of the car. Bear walked up to the front of the car and spent 30 seconds inspecting the grill. Believe it might be as there were bees in the grill earlier in the day. Instruction sheets are given at the beginning of the journey – read and adhere.
Final Shot – for a laugh what do you think he’s doing?

And the gates close, tour completed…

What a fun visit.

Note: I receive no monetary compensation for this blog. Only do it for fun.


On my way to Bear World

Decided to explore more of Idaho and Bear World was recommended. On my way found several other spots along I-15 North where adult folks and families can explore.

  • Exit 63 Caribou National Forest – great place for hikers
  • Exit 67 Fort Hall Museum – in Pocatello takes you back to the world of trappers, and explorers. Great kid visit.
  • Exit 69 Museum of Natural History -state natural history museum on the grounds of the University of Idaho, Pocatello.
  • Exit 80 The Shoshone-Bannock Casino and Tribal Museum – the cleanest casino I’ve ever visited. The Camas Sports Grill had a variety of reasonably priced, tasty selections, with friendly servers. While no wins here for me it was a fun visit. On the day of my visit the Tribal Museum was closed, call for hours.
  • Exit 93 – The Potato Museum
  • Exit 309 – Viet Nam Memorial – Lest we forget..
  • Exit 310 – Historic Idaho Falls – what a beautiful spot. The River Walk along the falls hosts unforgettable views with colorful flowers, and restaurants/shops are nearby.
The State Museum of Idaho – not far from the Falls
  • Exit 322 Jefferson County lists a TV and Pioneer Museum – another option to explore as well as Squealers Fun Park which offers miniature golf, go karts, and rock climbing.

Much to do on the way..but the bears await!

Lava Hot Springs, Idaho

Arrived on a balmy late afternoon in Lava Hot Springs. After motel check in immediately rented a tube for the rapids.

Tubes can be rented by the hour, half day, or day, for a reasonable rate. This fee includes transportation to the beginning of the rapids and pick up at the end of the run. Takes 10 to 15 minutes to make a run through the rapids.

The Tubing

Besides the tubing there are hot springs pools in town to soak away aches and pains. The water temperatures in each of the pools vary starting at 102 and peaking at 112 degrees.. Feels so good…

And while there take in the flowers as they are beautiful.

Visit the town once you are done soaking.


And for those needing a little more excitement..

Much fun is to be had in Lava Springs.