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 40 bears, 2 huge habitats (1/2 and 1/3 mile perimeter) and 2 habitats (1/4 mile perimeter each). The yearling bears have a wonderful waterfall within their habitat. Rescued cubs are brought here every year and they are always a joy to see. Area youth enter contests yearly to name these newborn creatures. People love to see them grow, play and become adult bears. We invite you to explore Oswald's Bear Ranch which is family friendly, affordable and fun.
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. Cameras are a must for visitors to have their photos taken with the cubs & take photos from viewing platforms of the bears at each of the habitats.
A Unique UP Experience
Guests to the Bear Ranch can experience getting their pictures with a cub. The cost is $10 per group. Several photos will be taken with your camera. Cubs enjoy getting their photos taken with you too and enjoy a treat as they take turns meeting our visitors. 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. Tens of thousands of people visit the ranch year after year.
Bear Ranch Gift Shop
Dean (shown in photo holding rescued cubs) 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.
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