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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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This is bucket list stuff. Bison, eagles, otter, coyote- and we saw a wolf kill. Its a cold place in the winter so come prepared.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This is bucket list stuff. Bison, eagles, otter, coyote- and we saw a wolf kill. Its a cold place in the winter so come prepared.

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Portales
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75 reviews 75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This was, by far, one of our favorite Yellowstone spots. Saw several grizzlies on buffalo kills, watched coyotes track prey and just loved this region! Bring your camera and binoculars.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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76 reviews 76 reviews
41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This was the best place to see Bison, Elk, Deer, Coyotes and Rocky Mountain Goat. The Bison graze right up to the car if you are willing to wait for them to come to you. The Goat were resting on the side of the road and waited as the line of cars slowly moved passed them as the lead car... More 

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Galloway
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Visited Yellowstone beginning of Aug and decided to take a drive out through Lamar Valley one afternoon. Had our 10 year old grandson with us and he was so excited to see so many bison in one place!

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Belton, Texas, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

There in August and herds of buffalo everywhere. An interesting drive to the northeast gate, with beautiful scenery and quiet solitude all around you. Stopped often to take it all in!

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Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews 111 reviews
25 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I think this location is impressive in the winter. Of course, it is hard to get to then, but worth the effort, as it is so peaceful and quiet. There are lots of animals to be found if you look hard, and the scenery is beautiful. The road is open from Mammoth Hot Springs to Cooke City to regular cars,... More 

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Frisco, Texas
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

This is a vast, beautiful area and it seems like it would be obvious to spot animals since it is an open area. I decided to hire Steve Braun with Yellowstone YearRound Adventures to maximize my time in the park. Steve was able to really explain the activity of what was going on and what we were seeing. He knew... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Wolves, river otters (occasionally), buffalo, coyotes, many species of birds, deer, elk...year-round wildlife viewing. Few trees so you get long views across the open valley along a long valley. I like it best in winter because it's beautifully snow covered and there always is some wildlife to view. It's another world.

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The Lamar Valley is an interesting drive. We saw everything - buffalo, grizzlies, grizzly baby and mother, birds, wolves, you name it, we checked them off. It's not a zoo but wow, you don't have to loiter for too long for something fabulous to turn up beside the car. Love, Love Love this place.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
31 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

My grandkids, husband and I stayed at the Roosevelt Lodge because it was closest to Lamar Valley we would hit it morning and evening. Sometimes your stuck in a herd of buffalo, and sometimes up on the slopes. Prong horn sheep, look like something off the african plane. Wolves and I got to say it was such a thrill, the... More 

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