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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Lamar Valley, we found, was by far the best for seeing wildlife. We saw a few elk here and there, an eagle and lots of bison, numbering in the hundreds. Spend a few hours just driving up and then back down this road; there are lots of places to pull over to stretch your legs and to get your binoculars out. We made the mistake of visiting here on our last day which was a mistake, as if we had gone there on our first day, we would have gone back 2 or 3 times.

Thank 510richarde
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking to see park wildlife, this is the loop for you! We saw ample wildlife and had a truly enjoyable experience.

Thank TravelingTammyPRCE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that this is where we will see wildlife and it was true! We loved driving along and getting stuck in a bison jam! We saw elk and so much wildlife that it was exciting!

Thank geejam
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Reviewed 1 week ago

WOW we saw so much even in Sept 18. Two wolf packs was the highlight, Listening to Elk Bugling was superb, Bicon just wandering the road ways was exciting. The vantage points to see for miles was amazing. I am not sure I'd come in busy periods it was hard enough to drive as it was and it was a quite time of the year.

Thank Corinne P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If your time is short, be sure to see Lamar Valley in the North East section of Yellowstone. You are sure to see lots of buffalo here - but remember that aren't as friendly as they may look - and heed the Yellowstone warnings of how far to stay away from any of the animals in the park. This area is a photographer's paradise.

1  Thank doctorvalerie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here at sunrise to see wolves and it was packed with people. We were visiting at the end of September. I can't imagine what it must be like here during the high season...Don't miss this area-the wolf watchers are very kind and will allow you to look through their scopes. Worth the ride, but you MUST go at sunrise! Bison jams could add big time to the ride overall but it was so worth it!

Thank KathyB127
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A visit to Yellowstone probably requires more than the five days we budgeted given the driving distances and the variety of things to see.

This location is a prime spot to see the wildlife. Be prepared to stop and wait in your car while bison, elk, buffalo or the occasional bear exercise their right of way and stroll along the road. Take your time driving through the park. Part of the destination is simply the journey, itself. The landscape is beautiful and there is some much to see.

Make sure to bring cameras, start with a full tank of gas, and use restrooms whenever you see them.

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stay in Gardner and travel Larmar SLOWLY to see buffalo elk cyotes deer and possible wolves or Grizzly. Lot less crowded in October.

1  Thank Bobboing
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lamar valley is a great place to see wild animals and very picturesque. In October fall colors are stunning. There are overlooks to view the valley.

1  Thank Meander607241
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get real excited when you see your first buffalo on your trip...way off in the distance...just a little dot all alone. Then you realize...when you get into this valley...there are hundreds and many coming right up to the car...like right there. Do not forget, they are wild animals-so don't be like many and try to get right up to them...just stay in your car and observe...

1  Thank Mashadeca2
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