Oswald's Bear Ranch
"Where is a family friendly attraction in Newberry?"
Oswald’s Bear Ranch of Newberry, MI is an outstanding Upper Michigan attraction for the entire family. This complex is the largest bear ranch in the United States. Since opening to the public in 1997, Oswald's Bear Ranch has grown in size and in bears. The ranch now has 29 black bears, 2 huge habitats and 2 smaller habitats. This allows visitors to explore the outside of the enclosures and see the bears in their natural environment.
Bring Your Camera
Oswald's Bear Ranch is the largest bear only bear ranch in the entire United States of America. The bear ranch is family friendly, fun and educational.
Upper Michigan Family Friendly Fun
The bear ranch experience is family friendly, affordable and memorable. Not only is it fun, it is also educational. Oswald’s encourages visits with free school bus field trips. They educate children and adults alike about bear cub rescues, the raising and caring for cubs, and the care that they receive as they become adults and beyond. Visitors may also take the opportunity to have their photos taken with the cubs. The ranch has raised platforms to allow visitors a barrier free view which is perfect for photos and videos. Over 15,000 cars are expected to visit this year alone!
Bear Ranch Gift Shop
Dean (pictured to the left) and Jewel, owners of Oswald’s Bear Ranch, invite you to experience their great facility. During your visit, stop in at their gift shop for a variety of bear related items such as clothing, hats, magnets, books, snacks, and mugs (just to name a few). You will also find some interesting news articles, old photos, family history, and other historical memorabilia in the store. The bear ranch is one of Upper Michigan's top ten family friendly attractions creating memories to last a lifetime.
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Oswald's Bear Ranch is the largest bear ranch in the United States and is truly a one of a kind experience.
Where your vacation begins “Naturally”!