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Clark's Trading Post

For 90 years the Clarks family has been entertaining visitors from all over the world.  Their now famous Trained Bears attraction began in 1928 when Ed Clark opened his Eskimo Sled Dog Ranch and two years later added New Hampshire black bears to attract tourists. It wasn’t long before Ed and his sons, Ed and Murray, realized the bears could be trained so in 1949 the first Clark’s Bear Show  began and hasn’t stopped yet.

Over the decades the Clark's has expanded its operation into a full-blown tourist destination, complete with a notorious, scenic locomotive ride into the woods. Visitors are delighted to meet the Wolfman – a scruffy bearded “backwoods recluse” who chases after the train in a ramshackle tractor, to harass the kids who yell “Scram you old goat” to chase him away. He is paid by Clark's to do nothing else.The park offers a full range of activities; a climbing wall, segway tours, shooting gallery, water slide, blaster boats, Merlin’s Mansion, a circus act and blaster boats but there’s no doubt the bears are the major attraction. Come for the gun-toting hillbilly madman, stay for the ice-cream loving basketball bears. This is an attraction not to be missed, check out their website for admission and discount information.

The park offers a full range of activities; a climbing wall, segway tours, shooting gallery, water slide, blaster boats, Merlin’s Mansion, a circus act and blaster boats but there’s no doubt the bears are the major attraction. Come for the gun-toting hillbilly madman, stay for the ice-cream loving basketball bears. This is an attraction not to be missed, check out their website for admission and discount information, clarkstradingpost.com.

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