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Lamar Valley

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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191 reviews 191 reviews
83 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This area is less crowded, at least with people, but herd of bison though, where ever you look around. Again here we came into a crowd of bison crossing the street. This is such an exciting experience.

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Santa Fe, NM
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62 reviews 62 reviews
7 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We took the coach tour from Lake Yellowstone to the Lamar Valley. Our driver/tour guide Ible was awesome, and we saw a ton of wildlife - Bison, Pronghong, Mule Deer, Elk, Sheep, and even a Porcupine on the way back to the hotel. If you take this tour, get on at one of the first stops, Bay Bridge or Lake... More

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connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Loved the Lamar Valley--- serene, beautiful and great for animal watching, especially early morning (before 9:00) or at dusk (after 5:00 in summer). Bring binoculars, sunglasses and be prepared to wait and watch--- terrific.

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Minnesota
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Lamar Valley is one of our favorite areas of the park. Yes, it may be a longer drive to Lamar depending on where you are staying but it is well worth it. We've been to Lamar many times on 3 different trips and always enjoy something different. This last trip we got to Lamar early in the morning, had lunch... More

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Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Lots and lots of buffalo!!! We were through Yellowstone this summer on a motorcycle, and I wasn't sure what to think of being surrounded by what looked like many hundreds of buffalo. Fortunately they were calm and relaxed and we were able to see them very close up. One of the highlights of the trip!

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
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248 reviews 248 reviews
116 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The valley gives you some very nice views and there might be several opportunities to see several different animal species.

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Redmond, Oregon
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

We visited after Laborious Day thinking less people. Fat chance. Place was crowded. Both campgrounds filled the four days we were there. Can not even imagine what summer would be like. Wildlife consisted of antelope, bison,distant wolves, and various birds. Beautiful place but Alaska much better with less people.

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So. Cal.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This was a long drive for us from the other end of Yellowstone but it was worth it. Bison everywhere plus Elk and Pronghorn Antelope. Come early while the animals are feeding and the crowds are small.

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Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Four days in Yellowstone. Saw one Bison but so did 3000 other tourists. Yikes. Poor beast. Then went out into Lamar Valley where we saw herds of dozens of them in and around the road. At one point everyone had to stop because the bison were hanging out on the road. One was ...bellowing? while his lady fed the young'un.... More

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Even if you do not see any animals (which is rare) this valley is beautiful with its sprawling hills and valleys. The rivers and streams along the road are glistening in the sunlight and air is fresh with the sent of Lodge pole pines. It is on the upper loop drive and a must see in my opinion..

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