Grizzly Adams and Gentle Ben at Olympic Game Farm

The Olympic Game Farm originally started as a filming location for Walt Disney in the early 1950s, and was called Disney’s Wild Animal Ranch.   The game farm was originally designed as a holding facility for the animal actors between movie shoots by Disney Studios.  Movies were filmed there until the 1990s.

The Bear

Grizzly Bear at Olympic Game Farm

Films from the location include “The Vanishing Prairie” and “The Incredible Journey” (the first films on the farm), “Charlie the Lonesome Cougar,” “King of the Grizzlies,” “Never Cry Wolf” and many others in Disney films and Disney’s True Life Adventures documentaries.

Disney Movie Posters of Films Related to Olympic Game Farm

Disney Movie Posters of Films Related to Olympic Game Farm

The location was also the site of a TV show called “Gentle Ben” starring actor Dan Haggerty, and which featured one of the owner’s tamed female grizzly bears.

Grizzly Adams Cabin at Olympic Game Farm Park

Grizzly Adams Cabin at Olympic Game Farm Park

Grizzly Adams Movie Poster

Grizzly Adams Movie Poster

Dan Haggerty | Grizzly Adams and Ben signature

Dan Haggerty | Grizzly Adams and Ben signature

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