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Wake Up to Wildlife Tour

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Address: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Phone Number: 1-866-439-7375
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[I'm going to start with the note that this tour may not be for you. The tour does not go anywhere you could not already drive yourself.] The tour itself was generally... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Hillsboro, Oregon

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

[I'm going to start with the note that this tour may not be for you. The tour does not go anywhere you could not already drive yourself.] The tour itself was generally well-organized. We did get a late start (10 minutes) as the driver showed up late. He made up for it, however, as he was exceedingly knowledgeable and knew... More 

1 Thank KimJ_in_Oregon
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

My 10 year old daughter and I did this tour departing from Roosevelt Lodge. She was the only child on the tour but she still had a great time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us suggestions on finding animals. We loved the old fashioned touring car. Dress warmly and don't sit in the back seat if you... More 

2 Thank Kellyinthewoods
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This was a great tour on your first visit to the park. The guide (Evan ) was very knowledgeable . He showed us where and how to look for wildlife. He had a scope we could look at the mountain goats which were only dots on the mountains with our eyes. We saw bighorn sheep, pronghorn, bison- lots of cute... More 

2 Thank Jan R
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This tour was very good. Our guide, Evan, was very knowledgable, accommodating and added in extra stops due to extra time we had. The tour started 40mins late due to an emergency, which was concerning as the earlier one goes out the more chance at seeing wildlife, but we still saw plenty and they gave a discount for the late... More 

2 Thank B W
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It was a nice ride on the historical yellow bus. It is kind of expensive ($85) but I learned a lot about Yellowstone from our ranger/driver. I recommend this tour to people who are visiting the park for the first time. You would definitely see bisons, pronghorns, and elk without even trying. A very good chance to see mountain goats... More 

4 Thank Kate M
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were picked up at the Canyon Lodge at 6:15 for a five hour tour through Lamar Valley. Our guide, David, was terrific, very knowledgeable and personable, and clearly loves Yellowstone and wildlife. We had a chance to see a herd of bison up close a few times, including waiting for them to cross the road in front of us!... More 

4 Thank Robin S
Fort Collins, Colorado
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

This is Yellowstone and of course the animals don't respond on cue, but our guide knew where to look and we saw animals we would have missed. The mountain goats look like dots on the cliffs, but the guide showed us where to look and we got some wonderful pictures. The Lamar Valley is huge and it helped to have... More 

1 Thank Carol H
Boulder, Colorado
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We saw a fox hunting a rabbit, osprey, bison, elk and a bighorn sheep as well as a few bear and two cubs. The tour guide was great, the people with us were great and a group of four did not show up, the guide was pretty happy with that because he said they tend to overcrowd the "busses" and... More 

2 Thank jaylaskye21
Denver, Colorado
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267 reviews
120 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We did the Wake Up to Wildlife Tour as part of the Trail of the Wolf snowmobile package in Feb 2015. You depart from the Mammoth Hot Springs hotel while it is still dark in a comfortable van. It is about 18 miles from the hotel to the Roosevelt Tower intersection, then another 15 or so miles through the Lamar... More 

11 Thank Travelbuddy03
nashville Tn
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42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

This tour was wonderful. In fact, I booked it again for another day. The drivers were very knowledgeable. We left the Mammoth hotel at 7 AM while it was still dark. The guides told us about the geology and history of the area. When the sun came up we all looked for wildlife.The guides would stop (if it was safe... More 

1 Thank crystalwolfTN

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