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Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Scenic Drives
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New Delhi, India
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63 reviews 63 reviews
21 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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Rochester, NY
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46 reviews 46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is the area where we saw hundreds of Bison near the river. This is supposed to be an area with lots of different wildlife, but when we drove through, it was all Bison.

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Reston, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Amazing how expansive, beautiful, wildlife-rich, and serene this part of the country is. Thank goodness for one of the few good things Congress has done over the years.

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Honolulu
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This place was epic!! I wanted to stay here the entire time. I saw bears, wolves, bison, elk, goats, pronghorns, bald eagles, different birds, coyotes, foxes ... all kinds of animals. Anyone who doesn't give this place a 5 star is crazy. Get your but up early in get in the valley.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We took an evening drive through Lamar Valley during our recent stay in June. We almost got dizzy from looking around at all the gorgeous scenery and the herds of wildlife. Definitely go at sunset both because that is when most of the animals are out and because the golden light shining through the valley makes it that much more... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

If your at Yellowstone to see Wildlife, Lamar Valley is the p,ace to go. Literally hundres of Bison, Elks, Moose and we even spotted a bear.

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Aurora, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

This was the best part of our trip to Yellowstone. The Lamar Valley is spectacular. We saw Bison, Bears, Elk and pronghorn antelope. We enjoyed having the top down on a beautiful evening. Our guide was Brian, he was exceptional. Highly recommended.

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Meadow Vista, CA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

This was an afternoon drive on July 12th. Not much traffic at all. A partly cloudy day, 80+ degrees or so with light breeze. Not much traffic which is a good thing. We could proceed at our own pace. Lots and lots of Bison, although the first wildlife we can across were two pronghorn, laying in a grassy field about... More

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SW Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

One hour before and after sunrise and three hours before sunset are best times for wildlife. Prior to entering the canyon, you should see pronghorns, elk, bison and if lucky bear and wolves. These can be close enough for decent photos with an average camera. Once you are in the canyon everything will be at a great distance. Binoculars and... More

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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did an early morning drive through Lamar Valley primarily to see wildlife. Bison are very easily seen on this route, and we also spotted a bull elk, several females with young, and one black bear cub. This drive does spiral upward steeply in places and is very picturesque.

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