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Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Lamar Valley by itself is postcard perfect, with mountains in the backdrop, glistening streams and green pastures. Add the wildlife and it feels like you are transported to another world! Visit in the evenings to maximize your chances of seeing wildlife. We saw thousands of bison, a few pronghorns and elk. We even spotted a fox and black bear on... More

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Parker, Colorado
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The Lamar Valley was spectacular. We saw more wildlife in this area of the park than any other area! Most certainly worth the time to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This was our first stop when we entered Yellowstone since we came in from the East side of the Park. Around 3pm, on a quite warm day, There were more Bison than you could count. There were also dozens of antelope and even 1 bear. A must see!

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Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

If you want to see animals then this was the best part of the park for us. Buffalo were everywhere. Close by we saw some Mountain goats high up on the mountains. We traveled through about 4 pm or so and most of the Buffalo were laying down but it was awesome. Highly recommend!

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Aurora, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This is the best part of the park for seeing wildlife (bison, wolves). It takes a few hours to make this round trip drive.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is the place you want to go if you want to see animals. Don't bother with stopping or slowing elsewhere just to see one bison. Go to the Lamar Valley to see HERDS of bison. They are majestic and worth the drive.

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5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

You need to get out very early - 5:00 AM and/or in the evening at dusk - in order to see most wildlife and a chance to see bears and wolves. Look for the groups of people sitting with scopes and go talk to them. They are the people who watch for the wolves They are - for the most... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Bears sometimes use the road bridges in order to cross the river, and they are on the move at dawn. If you get up early and stake out a bridge (over the Yellowstone or the Lamar) just before the Lamar Valley road, you will likely see a bear. Also, there is a wolf-watching station at Druid Peak, where the Sodabutte... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Spectacular views and amazing wildlife spotting....bison, bears-black and grizzly, moose, elk, coyote and best of all wolves!

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New Delhi, India
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21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Take the time to drive here and bring a picnic. The valley is a great place to drive and see wild bisons and occasional deers and elks. The valley provides great views of the outdoors and is overlooked by most due to its remoteness.

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