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Lamar Valley

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“bison” (1,229 reviews)
“black beans” (177 reviews)
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"bison"
in 1,229 reviews
"black beans"
in 177 reviews
"pronghorn antelope"
in 45 reviews
"wildlife viewing"
in 102 reviews
"cooke city"
in 59 reviews
"soda butte"
in 27 reviews
"northeast entrance"
in 37 reviews
"mountain goats"
in 67 reviews
"crossing the road"
in 64 reviews
"wolf pack"
in 39 reviews
"buffalo roam"
in 28 reviews
"grizzly bear"
in 64 reviews
"big horn sheep"
in 43 reviews
"bring binoculars"
in 32 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 80 reviews
"wild animals"
in 38 reviews
"beautiful drive"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Awesome time looking for bears and wolves, get up early and stay out late to have the best chance .stayed 3 nights in silvergate which is closest to Lamar valley.

Thank michael w
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Reviewed yesterday

If your primary goal is to see wildlife, then this is the area you want to explore. Keep your expectations low, since you can't control when the animals may come into view. With that being said, we had great luck in this area seeing wolves,...More

Thank Sharon N
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Reviewed yesterday

The Lamar Valley is so scenic - a large open valley with meadows and a river. I visited in early June so it wasn't busy yet. We saw herds of bison, some bears, eagles, elk, mountain goats and more. There was a badger den along...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The drive in the area was eventful. We drove around dusk and were not disappointed. Our first encounter in the area was a bear and cubs. We did not see the cubs as they were in a tree and hard to see but were about...More

Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We traveled through this area several times on our recent Yellowstone visit. This area was by far the best animal viewing we had. We saw it all - Bison, Moose, Wolf, Mountain Sheep, Bear, Osprey....it was incredible

Thank 208keith
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The Lamar Valley is called the Serengeti of Yellowstone for a reason. Open spaces teaming with bison, pronghorn, eagles and more. Lots of pullout areas so you can get off the road to see the splendor.

Thank TaraM299
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We would like to spend more time in this area at a future visit. We saw elk, antelope, many bison and a coyote in a short time as we drove through part of the valley.

Thank Amstorer6
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One guidebook called this the Serengeti of north america and they are so right. We saw hundreds of bison, several deer and elk. A beautiful drive.

Thank lmckenzi13649
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Actually there are bison everywhere. Lamar Valley just happens to have a high concentration. That also means more people. And it means more people getting too close. One person was gored while we were at the park. Just look at the picture before you get...More

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lamar Valley is full of bison. What a beautiful sight! We saw grizzlies and a black wolf. People from all over the world were there enjoying nature at its best.

Thank JerlynJ
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Jessica S
I am driving to Yellowstone from Mr. Rushmore area. I will most likely be arriving in Powell, WY at about 9pm. In the morning I need to get up and see as much as I can in one day, before heading to Pocatello. (I would like to stay another half day in the park, but the lodging expenses are just out of his world, and as I am driving from Florida, carrying a bunch of camping equipment is just not feasible.) So my question is, 1. Which entrance would you suggest going in? My top things to see are Lamar Valley, Tower Falls, Grand Canyon and a few geyers- doesn't have to be Old Faithful. 2. Is there a certain order I should do this in? 3. Are there any other budget friendly options for accomodations that are in the park or in West Yellowstone that you know of? Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions for a city slicker like myself :) *I am only staying in Powell, WY because that is where I could find available cheap lodging. I was also considering a Cody Airbnb...
5 February 2018|
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Response from Robert V | Reviewed this property |
Gardiner, WY is much closer, near restaurants, and right at the Northern entrance of Hot Springs. There are plenty of hotels to stay at, especially in Winter. Just call the Gardiner, WY visitors' bureau. Once you get into... More
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Response from Nicole C | Reviewed this property |
I went in July and it was really hot. When I checked the weather for September, it was pretty cold. I believe in October they start to get random snow by then. I would call one of the visitor centers and ask them. The... More
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FreckledTravler
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Response from Nemo2000 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late response I just saw this. You’re gonna want to shoot for August and will be very cool at night but low 70s during the day. If you go in May or June they’re probably still be a lot of snow there.
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