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Lamar Valley

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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's impossible to name a favorite place in Yellowstone but this ranks high for seeing large herds of bison (commonly called buffalo). The first time you see a buffalo is unforgettable.

1  Thank SimbaTheExplorer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to see buffalos, this is the place to visit. Thousands of buffalos everywhere. Buffalo jams due to them crossing the road.

Thank AdventurousJanis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited during Summer and we could see only Bisons, elks , grisly bear and cayote. You can see the bear only in the dawn and dusk times during Summer. You can spot lots of Bisons. It was crowded and we could not see any...More

1  Thank 1Nandhini
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You are almost guaranteed to see some bison roaming around this part of the park. Aside from some nice scenery, that's the main attraction here.

1  Thank edisoncarter23
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lamar Valley is the highlight of winter visitors who do not wish to take a snow coach into the interior of the park. The good news is that Lamar is a beautiful part of the park and can offer amazing views of wildlife. Don’t be...More

1  Thank RichardMPeters
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

We came into Yellowstone through this valley and were amazed by its beauty. The weather was also nice so we had a great view of the valley.

Thank taarhaug
Reviewed 25 October 2017

We took a boxed lunch or made up lunch with us everyday and this was a perfect place to enjoy that lunch. There were many turnouts along the way and there were many bison in the field. Take a turnout and have a perfect lunch...More

2  Thank Steve C
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We drove through the Lamar Valley whilst leaving Yellowstone for Cody. First we had a quick look at the Petrified Tree nr the Roosevelt Lodge, not quite what we expected but from there we drove through the Lamar Valley and saw a lot of wildlife,...More

Thank Di-Roth
Reviewed 20 October 2017

If you want to see bisons in their natural habitat this is the place to be. Bring a zoom lens, some patience and find a good parking spot

Thank patrickTervuren
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Was amazing to see such a huge herd of wild buffalo and listen to them grunting and rolling around in the dirt. We kept hoping to see a grizzly but no luck. Beautiful place and was very cool to talk to the wolf watchers :)

Thank SaskyBreeze
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14 September 2017|
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Response from Nicole C | Reviewed this property |
I went mid-July and it was unseasonably hot at 91 degrees. Typically it’s between 75 and 80 because of the high altitude.
26 July 2017|
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Response from Luannand Colin H | Reviewed this property |
Depends on time of year- park entrance by Gardiner is really crowded due to Mammoth Hot Springs right now. Some roads are closed during winter months as well. Also they were doing construction on the road between the west... More
21 July 2017|
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Response from Catherine H | Reviewed this property |
We saw gigantic herds of bison here during the week of June 25th (along the flat part of the valley.) We also saw badgers (on the Slough Creek Campground dirt road. We saw a black bear right next to the road just past the... More