You MUST register in advance for the tours, and CAPACITY IS VERY LIMITED. Tour tickets are available for a donation of $20 each. Tours will run at 9:00 A.M., 11:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M. and 3:00 P.M. Please carefully choose the time slot that you prefer. We can only honor reservations at the time slot that you select.
Tours depart from the ABR Visitor and Education Center at Trillium Cove Shopping Village in Townsend. The address for the Visitor Center is 121 Painted Trillium Way, Townsend, TN. We will provide transportation to and from the ABR Bear Facility. NO PRIVATE VEHICLES WILL BE ALLOWED AT THE BEAR FACILITY.
Tours will run regardless of the weather, so wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Sandals and flip flops are not suitable for this event. Sturdy hiking shoes or tennis shoes are recommended. In order to participate in the tour, you have to be physically able to walk through the entire facility. Remember that we are located in the mountains, and some terrain can be steep. By the nature of the bear facility, it is not handicap accessible. No photography will be allowed at the bear facility.
ABR reserves the right to cancel the tours at any time. Donations will be refunded if tours are cancelled. Reservations are not transferable. Reservations are only available through the ABR website. Do not purchase a reservation from any other source. If you have questions, please call 865-738-3683 between 10 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.