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Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Scenic Drives
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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Amazing experience! You will definitely see wildlife and the vast views of open valley for miles is breath taking. Spend time in all parts of Yellowstone, including visiting all entrances and surrounding areas. The landscapes are drastically different and beautiful in different ways.

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Sydney
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12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Fabulous wide valley loaded to the gills with glorious views and stacked with bison, elk, pronghorn antelope. Best of all, we saw timber wolves. I look back on this place as the best place I went in the USA. It's gorgeous.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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66 reviews 66 reviews
39 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I love Lamar Valley. The valley is gorgeous with the mountains and the river! We saw buffalo and pronghorn this trip. We stopped by the wolf spotters but weren't lucky enough to see anything. We spent several hours looking for the wolves in the valley but we were lucky to spot one walking in front of us near the Artist... More

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Dallas, TX
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Absolutely, positively the best best place to see bison. And probably most other wildlife. But, seriously, before you pull over and block traffic or waste time to take a photo of one or two buffalo that are far away, take a drive through Lamar Valley--where you will likely see hundreds of bison, antelope, and deer.

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Templeton, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I visited in the fall, and saw some bison. Definitely worth the drive. if you can, go in the spring when the grass is green and bison and babies are out and about. Many trails around here

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natchez
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Go here to see wolves, pronghorn, buffalo, and possibly bear. You have to be prepared to spend all day if you are determined to see the wolves and bears, and then there are no guarantees. Bring good binoculars or a spotting scope. There are locals who go everyday, weather permitting, and they are familiar with the wolf packs in the... More

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Atlanta
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9 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Bison, wolves, bear, trout, bald eagles, coyotes, and mountain sheep all gathered in one valley. Looks like what one would imagine what America looked like to early inhabitants and settlers.

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Champaign
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

My favorite area in the Park. Had a "National Geographic Moment" there a few years ago - a grizzly drove a wolf pack off a kill and gorged itself while the wolves waited and fumed in the background. This year saw one of the bison herds take off running across the valley - spectacular.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We were surprised by the number of bison in the valley this week. It was amazing to see them walking down the road and stopping traffic. Amazing to see these beautiful animals up close.

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It's difficult to describe the drive though the Lamar Valley in mere words. It's more of an emotional reaction when you absorb the spirit of the wilderness as you pass through the valley. Home to bison, bear, wolves, fox, coyote, pine marten and others, there are magnificent moments when you have a wildlife encounter. We like to settle in one... More

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