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Lower Yellowstone River Falls

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Address: Yellowstone River, Yellowstone National Park, WY

A spectacular waterfall located in Canyon Country.

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Fantastic view

A must-see place while in Yellowstone. This is an iconic image of Yellowstone and you will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A must-see place while in Yellowstone. This is an iconic image of Yellowstone and you will not be disappointed.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Breathtaking views!!! Absolutely love the beauty of Yellowstone and the diverse terrain! Small hike, different levels for those that want more/ weather permitting. I've been in all seasons, may/ June is best.

Thank minton33
New York City
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

There's a lot to see in Yellowstone beyond Old Faithful, and many bison and thermal areas. Not to diminish the satisfaction that those popular features provide, there's much more to Yellowstone. The Lower Falls of The Yellowstone River is at the top of that list as well as the Grand Canyon of The Yellowstone (immediately downstream from the falls), any... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

We chose to descend the stairs to get the view from the base - can't remember how many stairs there were but they were tough on the return with lots of people stopping for a break! The viewing points aren't huge so be prepared to wait in line to look at the view and take photis

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

It was very crowded when we went, we went around labor day week. It was hard to take photos with the massive crowd so prepare to stick around and wait for your turn. The full parking lot also didn't help the situation. We will return and come during early in the morning or late in the evening.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

This is a must see place and your photo will be great. Good combination visit with the Canyon and very accessible - right in the middle of the "Big 8" on the east side. The problem is the crowds: it's probably 4x number of people than 10 years ago. try to be late or early, or you will not even... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

If you have the time, worth seeing, of course - it's a great sight - but if time is limited, I would choose to go for one of the more 'up close' experiences.

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Rocky Top
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

You will not believe the view of the Falls. Many artist were there painting it while we visited. This is not to be missed. Nice gift shop there too. Just kept taking the same picture it was so awesome!

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We decided to drive over to these falls from the North Entrance. Coming from the south, it is better to do the Grand Canyon Falls option. This Park is Huge and Magnificent! This version gives you options to walk and see the overlook or walk a switchback trail down to the river. The second option being more strenuous. We are... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous if you get close enough. Easy enough to do so don't be discouraged by the hike down. Lots of switchbacks but take your time and be literally at the precipice of the Falls, It's worth it

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