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“Always worth a visit - some you win some you lose.”
Review of Hayden Valley

Hayden Valley
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$260.00*
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour
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$500.00*
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Private Yellowstone Wildlife Tour
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$56.95*
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Self-Guided Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour from Gardiner
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Anglesey, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
178 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
“Always worth a visit - some you win some you lose.”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Can be great for wildlife viewing other times it can be disappointing. A great place to see American Bison and if your lucky River Otters, Grey Wolves and bears. LeHardy Rapids are wonderful, scenic, photogenic great birds, American Dipper, Harlequin Ducks, Common Mergansers and maybe Otters. Large sweeping landscapes in the Autumn are memorable.

Visited September 2013
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North Carolina
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241 reviews
137 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
“If you want to view wildlife.......”
Reviewed September 27, 2013

If you want to view wildlife in Yellowstone, this is the place to go. Lots of bison and even some in the road! Look out!!! It takes two good days just to drive the figure eight path in Yellowstone Park. If you want to stop and hike, add several more days. Have your cameras ready at all times, because around the next bend might be a herd of bison or elk.

Visited September 2013
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Chillicothe, Ohio, United States
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Serene view”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Beautiful valley. Enjoyed watching a herd of bison roam around the valley. Could use another parking area.

Visited August 2013
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Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Evening animal viewing”
Reviewed September 25, 2013

We stayed in Yellowstone for 7 days, we went for animan viewing every day, here is the best place to see deer, bison and wolf, also if you are lucky you might meet a grizzly here. The wolves were unforgetable, bisons are just countless. Amazing place in the evening and in the morning too.

Visited August 2013
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Island Lake, Illinois
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69 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Lovely in the afternoon light”
Reviewed September 23, 2013

Like the Lamar Valley, Hayden is the place to see wildlife in the morning and evening. Watch for people with the large spotting scopes (or rent one in town) and don't be shy about asking them if they see anything. Usually they'll let you take a peek or at least give you an idea of where to aim your camera's telephoto lens!!

Visited September 2013
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