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Wake Up to Wildlife Tour

Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Gahanna, OH
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

I took the Wake up to Wildlife tour from the Mammoth Hotel area. This required a 6:15am departure time. Note that from this area, you will drive about 1 hour to the Roosevelt Lodge area to pick up other guests and then finally make your way to Lamar Valley. By the time you get to Lamar Valley though, the sun... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We took the Wake Up to Yellowstone tour that left from Mammoth Hot Springs in Yellowstone on the morning after our arrival at Yellowstone. This was a great introduction to where to look for wildlife. Cody was our tour guide and he had lots of information about the animals as well as stories about the park. Our bus was an... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Our tour guide James was great. He was funny, friendly, and knowledgeable. We saw buffalo, moose, pronghorn, baby falcons, bighorn sheep, bald eagles, elk, and ground squirrels. We didn't get to see any bears, but we had a great day overall!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Excellent tour. Our guide was friendly and weel-educated. We saw bears, foxes, a bald eagle, osprey nesting, bison, and prong-horn. Fun on the historic bus with the top down.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We paid $83 per person for the Wake Up to Wildlife tour, which departed from Roosevelt Lodge. First, our tour started 15 minutes late. We are paying for the time, and the time was not made up, so we essentially lost 15 minutes. Our tour guide took us mostly to Lamar Valley, which we had driven the previous day. We... More 

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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614 reviews 614 reviews
306 attraction reviews
475 helpful votes 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Wildlife are unpredictable, so the only thing you're guaranteed is Yellowstone scenery from Mammoth to not far from the Northeast Entrance - but there is plenty of scenery. With the disclaimer out of the way, you are almost guaranteed to see bison and elk as you leave Mammoth. They are still sleeping near the road. Even when they wake up,... More 

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Moraga, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

We did the wakeup to wildlife tour which departed from Roosevelt Lodge where we were staying. The positive was that there were only 2 other couples on this tour, and they were great, and made the tour fun. unfortunately, our guide was Don and he was basically useless. I should have realized when the first thing he said to us... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Wonderful, wildlife everywhere, the tour guide was truly informative and insightful, if a bit deep and ominous at times (the circle of life isn't always happy). For all those commenters saying to do it yourself, while I can't comment about the summer, in the winter where the drive is more treacherous, it was great. We took it from Mammoth Hot... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

the photo safari tour was the highlight of my tour! our guide was Wim, and he was AMAZING! I highly recommend taking the tour for any level of photographer. Even with a camera phone it is worth taking it. Although I took my new digital slr camera, and he explained so much!

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Jamison, Pennsylvania
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9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

When I booked this trip I was concerned about getting our three teenagers out of bed for this early morning experience but so glad we did! Our guide, Brandon picked us up at the Canyon Lodge in the Yellow bus "Hollywood". As we made our way towards the Lamar Valley, we stopped to observe a wolf pack on a bluff... More 

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