Lamar Valley

Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Lamar Valley Reviews: 5/5

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Raju A
4 contributions
Picturesque
May 2021
The nature at its best, and place is picturesque. You must carry binoculars, pull over to spend time watching the beautiful views. We encountered bisons in large numbers.
Written 5 June 2021
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John F
Vallejo, CA1,088 contributions
Best visit in Yellowstone
May 2021
A must visit, especially if you want to see wildlife. We drove thru the valley twice, and saw Bison...everywhere, including walking in the middle of the road. Be prepared to NOT be in any kind of hurry, because it just doesn't happen. Just enjoy. We also saw Elk feeding alongside the road, one bear across the stream, and nearly ran into a Fox crossing the road. A must visit for all.
Written 5 June 2021
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Susan J
Torrance67 contributions
Best part of Yellowstone!
May 2021
This is a can't miss part of Yellowstone. Try to get up early to avoid all the cars and see the animals out and about. We saw bison, coyotes, elk, and pronghorn. Bring a pair of binoculars if you want to see bears on the hillsides.
Written 4 June 2021
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Laurie
6 contributions
Favorite part of Yellowstone
May 2021
Did just a 5 mile hike here, and found pronghorns, wolves, bison, birds, black bear all along a trail that was easy to follow and not too strenuous. It was really being out in the wilderness with animals in their natural habitat. Beautiful views, too.
Written 26 May 2021
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paula c
Atlanta, GA676 contributions
Wow - best part of yellowstone park
May 2021
we went through the valley three times and each time it was a different experience. we had a really great time seeing the animals. Traffic was not too bad except when the bison decided to take a nap in the middle of the road.
Written 19 May 2021
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BBG
Eden, WI15 contributions
3day couch tour
Feb 2021 • Couples
3 days. Temperature 0 or below. What they don’t tell you is your sack lunch must be eaten outside of the bus. Only snowmobiles are allowed in the heated lodges except Old Faithful. They let us in the there the first day. Days 2 & 3 outside huddle along the highway at a turn off. Swallowing a cold deli sandwich at negative temps is like jugging an icicle. In hindsight a coffee thermos would have been nice. Wear insulated ski clothes. Our guide was fabulous. 1st day Old Faithful, mud pots, geysers, bison pretty good. 2nd day Lamar Valley & back total snooze. At one point we got out of the coach/mini school bus and counted the number of icicles hanging off the cliff. Lunch huddled off the highway. Then nestle your lunch bag in the snow drift while you chew your sandwich & walk to remain unfrozen. Day 3 stupendous ride amongst the bison. Stop at a lodge with heat & flush toilets. Then dine outside using the coach back grill to eat your food. I gave up in frozen disgust. Back at Mammoth Lodge by 2:30 - 3 you can only purchase a drink & appetizer at dinner. You can not buy a hot chocolate. You cannot pop microwave popcorn & your darling husband can not get lucky ‘cause his wife is beyond frustrated. All these charms are yours for $1K a day.
Written 11 February 2021
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Tammi P
Colorado Springs, CO71 contributions
Video game come to life
Jul 2020
Lamar Valley is so beautiful! We saw so many animals here. We drove all the way to the Northeast entrance (the only entrance I had never been to). My 13 year old daughter was insistent that we had to go to Lamar Valley because she plays a video game that takes place there. She was so excited to see it all in real life. (So, I guess video games CAN be good sometimes!)
Written 3 January 2021
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Minnesota Traveler
Chanhassen, MN1,817 contributions
Wildlife Everywhere
Aug 2020 • Family
We entered through Cooke City and were immediately spoiled with tons of wildlife to look at Buffalo everywhere. This is the area we’re you will see the highest concentration of wildlife as well. Cool spots to pull off and hike down to the river or up in the hills.
Written 3 December 2020
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examiner1120
81 contributions
BINOCULARS ARE AN ABSOLUTE MUST
Oct 2020
Nothing I can say will adequately describe the thrill of seeing the wildlife here. We were staying in Mammoth so we can here nearly every night of our week long trip. We saw wolves on three occasions, black and grizzly bears, elk, bison galore, pronghorns, deer and a fox. Seeing the bison up close is special, getting caught in a bison jam is kind of fun. Don't fool yourself, you need to splurge on those binoculars, get a good pair. The animals are often far off, especially wolves and bears and you'll be out of luck if you don't have binoculars. To see the wolves is thrilling. You'll see bison any time of day, but come at sunrise and sunset and prepare to be amazed. People saying they don't get the hype need to drive slow look up from those darn phones!
Written 17 October 2020
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phat_dawg_21
Alpharetta, GA9,548 contributions
The spot for wildlife
Sep 2020
This was a great place to spot wildlife. We were there over several days; and in both the morning and evening, and always saw something. The wildlife was often a long distance from the road. A spotting scope was helpful, as was a telephoto lens for our camera.

Bison were plentiful, but we also saw Antelope, Mule Deer, Elk, and on one occasions a pack of Wolves running in the tree line.
Written 13 October 2020
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