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Yellowstone Institute

PO Box 117, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
406-848-2400
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Type: Educational Sites, Cultural
Activities: Leisure education, Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Horseback riding, Viewing wildlife
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Saint Helena Island, South Carolina
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Use their services if you have never been to Yellowstone and want to avoid the crowds but see the area. Book a tour and it will include rooms inside the Park, van pickup each morning, and various hikes/observation stops. We saw everything but a bear.

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This visitor center is a perfect place to begin your visit to Yellowstone. In addition to valuable information about the Park, it has quality souvenirs for all ages and my favorite to purchase Yellowstone related gifts.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
76 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

I hope this review is helpful to future travelers. I know that I didn't find very much information about the winter lodging and learning trips beforehand. Introduction: Our family of 5 took a week long winter package that included lodging (mammoth/old faithful), all breakfasts, lunches and one group dinner. It also included transportation, drivers, and an amazing guide. Our guide... More

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beloit, wi
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I am an ongoing member of this wonderful institution. It is all about educating visitors to all of the natural aspects of Yellowstone National Park. A wealth of books and brochures are available at their many park locations. They have guided tours in both winter and summer. I have visited the park for over 25 times, never tire of the... More

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Carlsbad, California
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118 reviews 118 reviews
46 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The Yellowstone Association sponsors an amazing range of classes and leaders. We six booked a guide (and small bus) for the day. Splitting the cost, it was a good value and a wonderful way to discover special spots.

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Edmond, Oklahoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

This organization was recommended by a family member and it certainly paid off for our party of four. Ted was our guide and he did an amazing job of spotting and setting up the spotting scope so we felt up close and personal to the animals. We were able to see long horn sheep, coyotes, mountain goats, a momma moose... More

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Piscataway, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

My husband and I booked for a hiking trip in Yellowstone based on the description at the institute's website. The institute offers a variety of classes and trips. The group we hiked together consisted of 10 adults and 3 teenagers including the guide and us. Our young guide, Carolyn was enthusiastic and yet prudent making my first visit to Yellowstone... More

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lakeland, fl
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I went to Yellowstone in June. I happened to come across the Yellowstone Association before my departure to Yellowstone. I was interested in the 2.5 day birding class offered. I called but the class was full. The person I spoke with was extremely friendly and offered to put me on the wait list. She did inform me that several others... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
37 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We live in washington where we have many active volcanoes. It is intereting to see how this area was made. The Tetons near by in the south are worth exiting the south end of the park. The newest exposed of the oldest rocks are in these 2 parks. Interactive hands on learning and videos.

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Huntsville, Alabama
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

We had a private tour to watch wildlife in Lamar Valley. Tracy was our guide, and she was wonderful! She shared lots of general knowledge about the features of the park and did an excellent job of tailoring the tour to our interests. Her connections to the wolf project folks also helped tremendously! She was easygoing and friendly, and we... More

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