Timeshare Rental Vacation in Sedona to Visit Bearizona

Now that the summer heat of the desert is fading into the pleasant temperatures of autumn, plan a timeshare rental vacation to Sedona, Arizona. While there is plenty of beautiful scenery to enjoy in the area, and lots of outdoor activities, including hiking, fishing and horseback riding, also make time for a day trip to Bearizona.

Bearizona Wildlife Park opened in May, 2010, just east of Williams, AZ. From Sedona you'll take a scenic 45-minute drive through spectacular Oak Creek Canyon - a colorful and deep-cut gorge that is especially beautiful in the fall. You'll come out in Flagstaff, and Bearizona is less than a half hour beyond.

Bearizona is the brainchild of members of the Casey family, who founded Bear Country USA near Rapid City, South Dakota. Like Bear Country, Bearizona is a drive-through park where visitors can see wild animals native to North America, from the safety of their own cars.

Bearizona animals are all captive-born. Bison, bighorn sheep, burros and black bears can be seen in the 158-acre park now. Other animals that will be introduced by the end of the year include wolves, mountain goats and bobcats. During 2011 more animals will be brought in such as foxes, badgers, musk ox, river otters, and even grizzly bears.

Eventually over 40 species of wildlife will be in the park, including orphaned animals from other states. When Phase II is completed there will be a walk-through area at the end of the drive-through route, "which will be more like a traditional zoo except it will have cliffs and waterfalls," explained Dennis Casey, one of the partners. “With so much ground to play with, we can hide the enclosures pretty well.”

Bearizona will have an emphasis on conservation and even though the Williams City Council gave the wildlife park access to 4 million gallons of water per year, plans are for the park to also use rainwater collection. Other "green" projects include composting and solar power.

The mission statement of Bearizona reads, in part, “Bearizona’s Mission is to promote conservation and preservation through safe, affordable, memorable and educational encounters with North American wildlife in a natural environment. The Bearizona Wildlife Park is a vehicle for connecting visitors to wildlife and the land in which they inhabit, while using best practices for economic, environmental and social sustainability.”

Bearizona plans to be open 7 days a week, year-round. A Sedona timeshare rental is the perfect place for a family vacation this autumn, with the special bonus of a fun day in a beautiful wildlife park.

(Photo credit bearizona.com)
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