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Lamar Valley

#2 of 146 things to do in Yellowstone National Park Features Animals
Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a good place for wildlife viewing. We saw bison and elk. For safety people and vehicles need to give the wildlife space. I never saw so many ignorant people trying to walk up and get pictures and getting too close. A park ranger...More

Thank Betty F
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got here early and saw so many bison crossing the road and getting 50 feet from the car. We even saw some babies nursing!!!!! This is a wonderful place to see wildlife.

Thank Laura C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We did the Wake up to Wildlife tour that left from Roosevelt Lodge. The tour was from 7 AM until 11 AM and was fantastic. It brought us through Hayden and Lamar Valley, where we saw tons of bison, 3 moose and a mother black...More

2  Thank Julie K
Reviewed 3 days ago

Excellent viewing of herds of bison - over 300 animals. Just missed a wolf dining on a carcass. You need to get here between 6 - 9 AM to see the animals grazing. Pronghorn antelope were active.

Thank joepaulsenngoro2
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you like animals, photography, or nature in general, then Lamar Valley is a must. Our party left the campsite at 4:45am to catch a 6:15 sunrise. You MUST be there at least 15 minutes before sunrise to get the full experience, as obviously daylight...More

1  Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Amazing place to see gorgeous scenery and big animals like bison and bear. Be prepared to stop often in 'buffalo jams' when the large animals cross the road. Bring a camera and binoculars.

Thank MODU34
Reviewed 4 days ago

When I came out here for the summer I planned on spending a lot of time around Old Faithful and Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone. I figured I would make it out to Lamar Valley when I got the chance but it wasn't a priority....More

1  Thank jacob_riedle
Reviewed 4 days ago

We drove through the Lamar Valley early in the day and saw bison and a wolf pack of 5. Was a spectular day and the drive through the Lamar Valley is soothing and exhilerating as you drive up and down through the valley. Again it...More

Thank mooresy2
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a very spectacular part of Yellowstone. To actually see individual as well as herds of bison up close (safely), was amazing. These are most majestic animals & American icons. The valleys and surrounding mountains were beautiful. I now totally believe the things that...More

Thank BusterYukon
Reviewed 4 days ago

This was one of the absolute highlights of our National Parks tour. Lamar Valley is stunningly beautiful, with views of mountains, a river, lush meadows, and tons of wildlife. We saw multiple bison herds with lots of babies and a bunch of pronghorn. Not too...More

1  Thank Heidi503
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EmJunie
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
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hellok8ie
17 July 2017|
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Response from 2Vegans2wheels | Reviewed this property |
At that time of day you will have an easy time parking in any of the roadside pull-outs. It's fairly flat/open so I'm not sure about the best spot for a sunrise. However, that is also the best time to get a chance....still... More
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