Admission: Adults $10 – 7-18 $5 – under 7-free
This is your opportunity to get within 25 feet of Alaska’s distinctive brown bear in a naturalized setting. The three-quarter acre habitat is located about 5 miles from the town center, set against the Tongass National Forest. Enjoy 3 populations of bears and observe their unique personalities from a large covered viewing platform. Meet experienced naturalists as they share their love and knowledge of this often feared, yet most revered creature of the forest.
Keep in mind this is not like a typical zoo where you see an animal in a cage. Instead, you’ll watch the bears playing with large barrels and tire swings and being active in a large expanse of land. Additionally, the attraction has a non-touristy, non-commercial feel, allowing for a more authentic experience.
Fortress of the Bear, a non-profit bear rescue facility and the largest of its kind in the United States. Focused on educating the public on bears and how to help their populations, Fortress of the Bear takes in orphaned bear cubs and creates a protective and enriching environment for them.
Fortress of the Bear receives no government funding and rely solely on support and donations from local businesses, visitors and merchandise sales.
Please consider donating to support Fortress of the Bear.