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Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Sunnyvale, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
67 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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63 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
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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52 reviews 52 reviews
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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5 helpful votes 5 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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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

It's a bit of a drive, and you have to drive a mountain pass to get there from anywhere but the tower Falls areas, but it's worth it. It's very picturesque, and there dis a lot of wildlife. There are some very quiet picnic areas to visit that make it all well worth the trip.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

I never knew Yellowstone Park and Lamar Valley should have been on my bucket list but cannot say enough how glad I am to have driven through this spectacular valley on way to Cooke City, Montana. My husband challenged me when I talked about another overseas trip. Coming over the mountain pass and seeing that endless valley for the first... More

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Illinois
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Don't miss the Lamar Valley on your Yellowstone trip and don't forget your binoculars!! We saw elk, pronghorn and lots of bison. Unfortunately we did not see any bears.

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Winchester, Virginia, United States
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160 reviews 160 reviews
74 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

The Valley held up to its reputation as we saw bison, pronghorn, mule deer, and bear. Great views of the grasslands too.

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