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Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Scenic Drives
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We nearly missed this, as it is off of the main loop, but we are so glad we made the drive out to Lamar Valley. Having spent a couple of days in the Park, we had seen a few Bison. However, in the Valley you are just surrounded by wildlife. When we were there it was mainly Bison, but there... More

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Glendora, California
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

It really is the Serengeti of Yellowstone, considering what we here in US have as wild animals. We spent a large amount of time observing from this point on our visit to Yellowstone. Its just unbelievable to be able to witness these amazing animals - Bison, wolves, elk, coyotes, bears- in their habitat and carrying out their normal behavior.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Lamar is for me the most beautiful place in all yellowstone park. Full of bulls, you have view of wide place with pronghorns and deers. I went in summer. There where colorful scenes everywhere. You cant lost it, please!!!

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Scotland
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66 reviews 66 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We saw three packs of wolves and lots of other wildlife against a beautiful scenic backdrop. Cooke City is like an original Wild West town and has a range of simple accommodation. Visit Dan Hartmann's photo gallery.

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Senior Contributor
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Neat place to drive through and checkout... lot's of BISON to see. Nice stop while driving from Yellowstone lake out to the East end of the park.

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pittsburgh
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We did 7 hour drive in the Valley . The mountains, valleys,are ever changing as drive . We saw wolf pack (sorta 2 miles away) ,hundreds bison ,elks, dipping birds, ducks, longhorn sheep, coyotes,moose, ravens,horned larks ,etc.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Wolves, grizzlies, buffalo, elk, coyote, moose, bald eagle and much more. If wildlife is your thing this is the place to be. Located in the north eastern section of Yellowstone Park you need to plan accordingly to be there in the early morning or evening hours as this is the best time to view all the wildlife. The valley itself... More

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illinois
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Bison, elk, black bears, grizzlies, wolves, coyotes, beaver, pronghorn, mountain goats, all spotted in one trip in the valley. If you want to spot wildlife, this is where you want to be. Tips: you will need binoculars or a spotting scope. Getting there at dawn gives both great lighting and increased odds of rare sightings.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Great scenery, plus bison, bald eagle, elk, big horn sheep. The guided tour was complete and we only missed seeing wolves. That is just a matter of chance.

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San Francisco, California
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14 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We paid for an expensive photo tour with Xanterra that was a complete waste of time and money but on other days we drove into Lamar Valley and for the most part had it to ourselves. Most days there would be fewer than a dozen other cars on the road between Mammoth and the Northeast entrance. Bison in abundance and... More

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