This is one of those sites where you can go again and again and it is never quite the same. Each time it seems better and each time I can add a few keepers to my folder. Plus, this time Tom and I were with my brother, his last photo opportunity before heading back home. That made it even more special. We sent him home tired! A special thanks up front to Greg. He drove us through the drive-through part of Bearizona while we shot away. His camera . . . silent even though the animals were especially active. Now that is a true friend!
Once you are done with the drive through part of Bearizona you can park and take in the rest of the story. Man oh man! This 'theme' park as I call it just keeps getting bigger and better. There is a new gift shop, a new area built for the raptor flight, a new restaurant under construction, more flowers . . . if you have not been there you really should put it on your list. Let Greg know you are coming. He is their best tour guide.
If you are looking for a cool (several meanings) place to go up north this would be my recommendation. If you don't dawdle along the way taking photos you can make it up and back in a day from Phoenix.