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Lamar Valley
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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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271 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2013

Lamar Valley is a fine example of unspoilt nature at it's best and is home to large heards of Bison and other wildlife. Although you can get caught up in 'Bison jams' it's generally easier to find a quiet spot than other areas of the park to just sit and enjoy the stunning views the valley has to offer. We witnessed a huge herd on the move with their young as they lazily made their way across the valley, stopping to scratch on the ground while kicking up dust into the evening sunlight that was turning the valley golden. Spectacular, we could of stayed much longer than we did. Allow time to enjoy this area.

Visited September 2013
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Great Falls, Montana
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“Got Bison”
Reviewed October 26, 2013

My husband and I make a point to visit the Lamar Valley early in the morning and in the evening because that is when you will see the most wild life. This area was particularly rich in wildlife. Bison grazed beside the road and in the late afternoon could be seen drinking at the river's edge near plumes of steam rising from the water. As we were driving along we could see the bison wallwoing in the wallows they had made, massive dust coulds dotted the otherwise clear crisp morning scenery.
In the distance we could see with binoculars a Grizzly Bear defending a bison carcass, a vulture was perched in the tree above and everytime the Grizzly Bear would change positions the vulture would swoop down and try to get some the kill, the old Grizzly would just swat at it just like we would swat at an annoying fly buzzing around.
There was a very young coyatoe playing near the road, he was chasing ground squirrls he would catch one eat it then off to the next one jumping and leaping around until he caught that one the on the the next we watched him a good 40 minutes until he had his fill the off to a siesta.
The Lamar Valley is God's gift to us all.

Visited September 2013
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“My favourite place in the whole world”
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I could spend my whole life here. Abundant wildlife and the chance to see wolves and grizzlies in the wild. Stunning

Visited August 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“The place in YNP to see wildlife”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

We drove thru at around dusk and there was tons if bison and deer ... nice road that is less traveled in the park ... not a lot of traffic but we did get caught in a couple of bison traffic jams. As we were staying in Cody we then got a litte adventurous and went out the NE gate and took the Chief Joseph HWY back .... not for the faint of heart - especially at night ... but it was fun.

Visited August 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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“Take some time for a visit”
Reviewed October 15, 2013

If you like natural beauty, abundant wildlife, and "peacefulness", this is the place for you. We take a pilgrimage each winter to Yellowstone, especially to the Lamar Valley (we occasionally brave the crowds and go in the summer). In the winter, we stay at Mammoth Lodge and drive each day to the Lamar Valley to take in all that nature has to present. The scenery is spectacular and the wildlife everywhere, but the best part is to just sit and “be”, soaking up the beautiful natural surroundings. We see the elk, bison, and every year we see the wolf packs. There is nothing more memorable than to listen to the howling wolves as a snow storm moves across the valley. For lunch, continue up to Cook City and try the Bistro. There are numerous ski trails to try around the Lamar Valley area. Go find some peace in the Lamar Valley.

Visited July 2013
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