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Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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lancashire
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This was the place to see all the animals of Yellowstone both large and small in one area especially early morning or late evening. This is the place to see herds of bison as seen in TV documentaries.

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We loved the Lamar Valley! There were bison everywhere, on and off the road. If you're into hiking, take the Lamar River trail. The scenery is incredible and you can see bison in their natural habitat. Others have compared the Lamar Valley to Hayden Valley and said if one is visited the other can be skipped. I disagree. They are... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Definitely, try to come here in the summer because the buffalo begin to look for a mate and they will pass by your car. It is a very neat experience.

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sligo
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Lamar valley is spectacular just to see the bison roaming free in this beautiful place was such a pleasure itself.we where staying in Tower Roosevelt so it was ideal to come to Lamar at different times of the day as it so close. we saw hundreds of Bison and a heard of pronghorn we also saw a coyote one of... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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67 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

For me lamar valley stole the show in entire YNP. That says a lot about the place since there are so many magical places in the park. We went here twice in 2 days once at sundown and once at sunrise. Both times it was spectacular... even more so at sunrise... This valley is something we regularly saw pictures of... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

If you want to see the buffalo roam, and the deer and the antelope play, this is the spot. This wide grassy valley, bisected by the Lamar River, is the preferred grazing area for many of Yellowstone's furry denizens. Bring a pair of binoculars or a telephoto lens to get the best look at the wildlife and watch some Youtube... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Grizzlys, prong sheep, mule dear, elk, moose, osprey the only missing animal was a Wolf pack - simply a hidden gem

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Provo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Lamar Valley is bar none the best place in Yellowstone to see wolves. If you head out toward evening, you are almost guaranteed to see wildlife but often the wolves are far away so make sure you have a good spotting scope. Lamar Valley is also great for fishing as there are several nice rivers and lakes. The biggest issue... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This a a great scenic drive with plenty of places to stop and park up. We went on a wet and grey day and it was still beautiful. We saw a great deal of wildlife here but, obviously that depends on the day and where the wildlife feels like going. Our hints are: drive slowly, take binoculars and a zoom... More

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Milford, OH
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Coming in from the NW entrance driving through th e Lamar Valley the scenery is beautiful! Several places to get out and get down to the water and valleys with buffalo. Several picnic and bathroom areas as well. Great drive throough this beautiful area, would do it again.

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