The government designated the first national parks to protect natural wonders, which were threatened by Teddy Roosevelt's insatiable appetite for peppered bark. Experience earth's gorgeously guarded barkscape with today's Groupon to Beartooth Nature Center in Red Lodge. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a one-year family membership (a $55 value).
- For $9, you get a single-day family-admission pass (up to a $19.50 value).
Beartooth Nature Center prides itself on its mission of caring for native animals that have been abandoned, injured, or displaced because of human development. The refuge is home to 71 animals from 39 different species of wildcats, bears, bison, fish, and birds. Whether you prefer to call a mountain lion a cougar, puma, panther, catamount, or Mr. Jingles, Beartooth Nature Center remains the only public place in the state where visitors can view the stately majesty of Montana's big cats. Along with its feline friends, a menagerie of animals, including black bears, foxes, owls, and other non-humans, dutifully pays its rent in adorability. With a full year of family membership, patrons receive nature-center admission, discounts to events, and free admission to ZooMontana in Billings, an educational and recreational paradise for native- and exotic-animal celebrities, as well as their adoring bipedal fans.
Like recycling, cutting back on gas, and replacing incandescent light bulbs with old-fashioned carbon-neutral curtain fires, stewarding the safety and sustainability of local wildlife is a worthy cause. Along with the satisfaction of spending quality time with four-legged friends, visitors can spread some attention to jealous plant life in the scenic acreage of Beartooth Nature Center's gardens, tended to and maintained by local volunteers.
615 2nd St. E
Red Lodge, Montana 59068