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Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

12541 Nett Lake Road, Orr

Admission for One, Two, Four, Or Six at Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary (Up to 35% Off)

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Visitors can observe wild bears and learn more about their habits during a visit to the sanctuary

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9 ratings1 reviews
August 31, 2021
This was a neat experience! I highly recommend it!
Anntop reviewer
5 ratings5 reviews
August 24, 2021
Amazing!! Helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly staff. Bears are everywhere!!
Jennifertop reviewer
13 ratings5 reviews
August 6, 2021
1 ratings1 reviews
August 4, 2021
We had an amazing time viewing all the bears. The bear cubs were adorable and fun to watch.
Jenhelpful reviewer
1 ratings1 reviews
August 2, 2021
Our family had a great time here! We were certainly skeptical at first because we do not believe in feeding wildlife, but neither does this organization. They are simply managing a pre-existing issue and do a wonderful job of it!! We were thankful to have an opportunity to learn more about black bears and to see them up close! :)
3 ratings2 reviews
July 31, 2021
It was great visit. We took our kids and grandchildren so loved it that we could save some money on tickets. The staff there very helpful. Seen a lot of bears.
5 ratings3 reviews
July 29, 2021
1 ratings1 reviews
July 29, 2021
Thank you! I had coupons for 4 people but only 3 could come. I wish I could get some money back for one that wasnt used.
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About This Deal

  • During the shuttle ride, guides inform visitors about the history of the sanctuary and the bears who inhabit it. Guests will be able to observe bears from the viewing platform as well as take pictures and ask the staff questions. Educational talks and a gift shop (all proceeds support the sanctuary) are also available.
  • Free admission for children 5 and under
  • Prohibited items: tripods, scooters, video recorders, smoking, and food and beverages (other than water)
  • Pets not allowed.
  • Transportation: shuttle from the parking lot to the viewing platform comes every 15–20 minutes
  • The sanctuary can be supported with donations

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Aug 31, 2021. Amount paid never expires. Subject to weather. Tripods, scooters, pets, video recorders, smoking, and food and beverages (other than water) are not allowed on the viewing platform. Limit 4 per person. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 1 per visit. Subject to availability. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary

During the Great Depression, Vince Shute spent long hours in the woods as a logger, finding ways to fend off black bears who wandered onto his camp. He eventually grew to love these bears and dedicated his life to creating a sanctuary for the humble creatures, even forming the American Bear Association before his death in 2000. Today, the late Shute's legend lives on through the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary.

Upon arriving at the sanctuary, guests travel about one mile along a gravel road before being greeted by the spectacular view of the dense woods, where bears' heads peak out from behind trees. Visitors learn about about the history of the sanctuary, and they are not free to walk the grounds. They are free to walk on the viewing platform only, which includes a gift shop.