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Address: Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Phone Number: 1-866-439-7375
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Let someone else do the winter driving

We knew we would have been able to do this drive ourselves, but chose to let someone else deal with winter road conditions. Tour started late, seemed a bit disorganized until the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
522Charlotte
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Calgary, Canada

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Albany, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our guide, Caroline, worked hard to find us wildlife to see, but we weren't so lucky. What we were able to see without binoculars, we had seen the night before when driving the loop on our own...the bison herds, elk, prong horns. Caroline took us where other viewers were trying to see wolf pups with scopes, set up her scope... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey
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116 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This tour is on the Yellow Bus and has space for 12 lucky passengers. I booked this tour the day the tour became available for the 2016 season. We met our driver in the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel lobby at 5:45 AM. We missed breakfast this day but made it back in time for lunch. We drove out to Roosevelt... More 

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San Francisco, California
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

First, our guide was knowledgeable and a real sweetie. I enjoyed his company. But, for anyone with a car and some binoculars, what we did would be better on your own. Just drive the main roads out to Lamar Valley and stop where you see others grouped up watching animals. In fact, the vehicle for "Wake up to Wildlife" was... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We took the Wake Up to Wildlife Tour to the Lamar Valley on our fifth day in the park, and it was fantastic, well worth the early wake up and breakfast. Our guide Wim came to Yellowstone in 1991 or 1992 to spend a season there. As happens to many with that plan he is still there more than 2... More 

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toronto
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248 reviews
162 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 255 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

We made reservations for this tour from Canyon Village many months in advance. We were doing the entire Loop Road, but did not plan to drive out to the Lamar Valley, so we invested in the "Wake Up to Wildlife Tour" to cover that base. The yellow bus picked us up at Canyon Village at 6:15 for what was supposed... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We knew we would have been able to do this drive ourselves, but chose to let someone else deal with winter road conditions. Tour started late, seemed a bit disorganized until the drivers (who are also the guides) showed up. Assumption that separate bookings with the same last name was one family, perhaps presumptuous, but not a big deal. Not... More 

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1 Thank 522Charlotte
Hillsboro, Oregon
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135 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

[I'm going to start with the note that this tour may not be for you. The tour does not go anywhere you could not already drive yourself.] The tour itself was generally well-organized. We did get a late start (10 minutes) as the driver showed up late. He made up for it, however, as he was exceedingly knowledgeable and knew... More 

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Mohrsville
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70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

My 10 year old daughter and I did this tour departing from Roosevelt Lodge. She was the only child on the tour but she still had a great time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and gave us suggestions on finding animals. We loved the old fashioned touring car. Dress warmly and don't sit in the back seat if you... More 

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3 Thank Kellyinthewoods
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

This was a great tour on your first visit to the park. The guide (Evan ) was very knowledgeable . He showed us where and how to look for wildlife. He had a scope we could look at the mountain goats which were only dots on the mountains with our eyes. We saw bighorn sheep, pronghorn, bison- lots of cute... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

This tour was very good. Our guide, Evan, was very knowledgable, accommodating and added in extra stops due to extra time we had. The tour started 40mins late due to an emergency, which was concerning as the earlier one goes out the more chance at seeing wildlife, but we still saw plenty and they gave a discount for the late... More 

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