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Lamar Valley

Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Scenic drives, Outdoor Activities, Sights & Landmarks
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Los Angeles, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
5 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Sometimes in life you lucky! And all I can say is, I got really lucky on my day at Lamar Valley. For as long as I can remember, I had an intense desire to see wolves in the wild. And my wish came true! Imagine seeing these magnificent creatures, long demonized by ranchers and hunters, and long extinct in the... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

In the winter the road to Cooke City is open, this allowed us to drive in the late afternoon to Cooke City to spend the night at a motel that cost way less than staying in the park. We saw lots of bison, elk, eagles (bald and golden), there was a winter kill bison that had two coyotes dining on... More 

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Omaha
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Try stopping at Nez Perez Ford. We got chased away from our picnic table by bison and spent 20 minutes in the car getting a close up and personal view as the herd slowly ambled by. They finally waded across the river and disappeared. You might have the same luck - and at worse it's a beautiful spot for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

stayed in the park in a cabin, so we could make use of every hour of the day to see this fabulous park. For me one of the wonders of the world. Felt so privileged to see the animals in their everyday lives. Saw Brown Bear the first day and was wowed. Then the next day we saw a Grizzley... More 

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ELLINGTON
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This and the Hayden Valley are the premier wildlife viewing areas. Between two different spots we were able to see badger, wolves, coyotes, bison and mountain goats. You can tell where the wildlife is located by the large number of cars in parking areas.

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Denver, Colorado
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133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We took the Lamar Valley Wildlife Tour (as part of the Trail of the Wolf tour package) in Feb 2015, and we also drove it ourselves twice during the same trip. The road from Mammoth Hot Springs is quite scenic and you are almost guaranteed to see many bison along the way. In fact, on every one of our trips... More 

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Maryland
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Lamar Valley has a lot of attractions and things to see. The Soda Butte was interesting in how it was formed. From Old Faithful to Lamar Valley you get two different environments one is geysers and this is more mountains and forest.

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Peoria, Illinois
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78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

As you probably know, Lamar Valley was the primary site for the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone NP. Although some of the packs and loners at times migrate out of the Valley, it remains the primary location photographers venture to for those "pictures." On a recent Saturday we drove from the Mammoth Hot Springs Lodge all the way to the... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

You really need patience and a scope in order to see wolves but they are here. They really look healthy at this time. Also plenty of moose, bison, elk, coyotes, and long horn sheep. Beyond that the valley is simply beautiful.

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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Had the opportunity to visit the Lamar Valley last week (Late Jan). Yellowstone offers a unique op to see wildlife without the huge crowds of summer. Pretty spectacular experience. Saw bears, wolves, foxes, eagles, elk, bison, coyotes...quite a list. Brought back some great pics!

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