This app was a great help along with a great informative tool to conquer the park! Worth the $$!
This app was a great help along with a great informative tool to conquer the park! Worth the $$!
This app was like having a tour guide in our car. It had a short discussion of the highlights and some history of the Yellowstone. The feature we liked best was that it told us which locations to stop at and explore and it gave us directions on how to get there and where to park. Loved it!! I highly recommend it and plan on trying their other guides.
This was like having your own private guide ride with you in your car through the parks. A lot of history and information which was extremely interesting and kept our attention throughout our drives. Informed us of little side roads that were quiet without the crowds with some awesome views. Highly recommend gypsy guide. It is well worth it and can't wait to use them again for other national parks. Thank you
I was sweating the thought of trying to piece together various maps, both paper and electronic, to try and guide us through our drive from Jackson, WY up through Grand Teton National Park and around the Lower Loop of Yellowstone before we exited the Yellowstone West Entrance. I was downloading Gaia Maps and making a list of landmarks that I had read about and was trying to get them in order so I wouldn't miss any. Then right before I left the hotel room I went on the App Store and searched on Yellowstone Maps. I came across the GyPSy products and saw there was one for both Grand Teton and Yellowstone. It was under $10 so I decided to go for it. I didn't have wifi where I was and it wouldn't let me download the file (about 150 MB) over my cellular connection so we drove to the local Starbucks in Jackson and used their wifi. No problem. It took a couple of minutes to download and we were off and running. The map only allows you to view the area you are currently in. In other words, you cannot scroll around to zoom in on other areas (at least I couldn't figure out how). You can zoom in and out but it always stays centered around your current location. As you start driving, the GPS in your phone or iPad (I used my iPad) follows along the route. Every so often (and it is often), you come across a point on the map where the guy starts talking. We thought he sounded a little like Casey Kasem! He would give a tour guide's description of the local area. You get interesting tidbits about geology, animal history, etc. as well as the proximity to the next viewable landmark as well as "turn here" instructions. Since there are several times during the tour where you could go left or right at a junction, the voice tells you what happens when you do either. We were amazed at how accurate the tour was. He always talks at the right time and we always knew what to do, where to go and what we were looking at. I would buy this again in a heartbeat if I go to another place where they offer their product. It was outstanding.
This app was such a pleasure on our recent trip to Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park. "Gypsy Jim", as we affectionately called him, was so full of helpful information and helped us to plan our days. Bravo!! Well worth the price. We would definitely purchase another guide by Gypsy if it is available for our next adventure location!
This was money worth spent. Pleasant voice with so much information - we would have missed so much info if we'd just driven by. The scenery doesn't want one to take the eyes off to read anything, so the commentary was perfect
Super helpful, easy to use and informative. So glad I downloaded it before my visit.
We loved listening to Parker! Ok, so we gave the narrator of this awesome guide name. Using this app felt like having such a good friend lead our family of 4 through these beautiful parks that we thought he deserved a name :-) Parker gave us just the right balance of history, science, local lore, and, of course, suggested routes and stops. We look forward to exploring other national parks with Parker!
Got the recommendation from an email we received about Yellowstone. Worth way more than we paid for it. We saw sites we never would have known about, and learned lots along the way. Next NP we visit, our first action will be to see if Gypsy has an app for it.
You just have to take this app along with you when visiting Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. It's like having your own park ranger in the car with you as you go from place to place. The content is absolutely spot on and interesting and fun at the same time. The narrator is nameless, but we ended up calling him ranger Bob. We used a small Bluetooth speaker to enhance the experience. Just fantastic!
The guide was simply amazing and cheap! I would have paid $100. Gives you the must do, should do, if you have time to do. Also history of entire park as you travel. I learned ten times as much as I would have. Thank you gypsy!
Simply put: this is all you really need if you want the goods on what you're seeing while you're in the park (especially if you don't want to join an official, guided tour). Just make sure to download WHILE ON WIFI beforehand.
I never pay for apps - never - and I'd have gladly paid 3x for this one. Completely made our recent road trip through Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, and the Grand Tetons -- it was like having a personal tour guide in our car, giving us all pointers we needed to maximize our time and get the most out of our trip. I found myself recommending it to fellow travelers along the way. Five stars experience!
We just got back from the parks. I have already been recommending this guide to others that mentioned they've considered doing the trip.
I don't usually write reviews but we had a great experience with the app guiding us through Yellowstone and Teton. Helped us to find things we would have missed.
We learned a lot in the parks and it was a great way to learn about the area while driving, especially since you are stuck in the car so much in these parks. We did find a few mistakes in the Narration (the date Lewis and Clark did their expedition was wrong, when talking about the geysers, he said construction instead of constriction and once near canyon junction, the narrative for the opposite direction started playing). I am sure these are things that can be fixed quickly and should not be an issue much longer. Would have been nice to have the option To have some local music or something play between stops as well, so not just silent. Overall such a great way to have a guide without paying for an expensive trip.
The guide is witty!
I will totally agree with the best $9 ever spent! A great way to learn about the history and to let you know about spots where you may want to stop. VERY informative! My husband was wishing this app covered our entire trip. We both agreed this was definitely money well spent!
This app was well worth $9.99! The tour guide led us through our visit to Yellowstone and Grand Tetons. Not only did he point out many interesting spots, he told engaging stories too. Unlike a boring audiobook, his compelling way of describing the area with perfect tone and inflection made us feel like he was in the car with us. Can't wait to try out GyPSy tours on another vacation!
We used this in the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. It was fantastic. The narrator had a pleasant voice and told us all we needed to know about what we were seeing. He told us what was an absolute must see and what we should do if we have extra time. With no phone service in the park the satellite GPS was great in helping us find out where to go. Highly recommend!
This app is fantastic! We all loved the info and tips and felt like we could relax and focus on viewing the sights and didn't have to look at maps and tour books hardly at all!
We followed this on our trip and enjoyed it immensely!
Loads of great information. Enjoyed it all. Played it on my iPad. It followed our every move through Yellowstone and the Tetons. I'm sure we would have skipped a lot without Gypsy's helpful commentary.
GREAT! Like having a fun know it all friend in the car, made our visit to yellow stone, we called him Dave
Best $9.00 I've ever spent. We booked our trip late and couldn't get on a tour but this app was way better! We could move at our own pace thru Yellowstone, we were staying near Grand Tetons and turned it on everyday. It gives you the history, the geological explanations, how things got their names and walks you thru the animals. My recommendations are to download it the night before over wifi and it is a major battery hog so gave it plugged in as you drive in the car. It is totally worth it!
This was the best choice I made for the trip. Money well spent. The commentaries are succinct and informative. Good for navigation. It is so convenient when you drive and have the comments play automatically. The stop points included were excellent. Highly recommend.
This was perfect app for us to use on our Yellowstone trip. We were only time about it after we had finished Grand Teton, which makes me very sad. The app added so so much to our experience, and I would recommend it to everyone
We heard about this from a friend and downloaded it. It is like having your own private tour guide in the car with you! We were with a group of 17 visiting the parks and all the other families downloaded it after hearing about it from us. The narrator was nicknamed "Roy" the Ranger by our group. We all would absolutely buy it again for other parks or areas.
We learned a lot about Yellowstone including history of the park, science behind some of the geothermal sites, and where to view animals- all while driving through the park. This was very handy. There were a few times when a new audio track would cut off the one already playing, but otherwise no issues.
It's is a great tour guide app, a lot of nice side information that you would miss if you do not go to guided tours inside the park. It looks like the app just upgraded once I got home, so can't tell if they improved the issues. It may have been an iPhone/Bluetooth/USB/Car issue but it did not play well taking over or handing off to the radio so constantly had to push the satellite radio button and adjust the volume up/down after each point. Also building smarts into the app for the time of day/year would be great. There was one wrong info about a trail that recommended going the long trail for a better view of the falls, even the park sign by the trail indicated there was no view of the falls.
Purchased the Yellowstone & Grand Teton one. Cannot believe how good it is. Absolutely the best tour apps ever. Save your time to focus on the most valuable place to visit. Have so much fun and easily killed time on the way to the interest points with playing this apps in the car.
Was so cool to have a tour guide in your own car. This app is so worth the money.
You folks made our visit to Grand Teton just awesome. We're so looking forward to listening to our Yellowstone tour later this week! Great and educational commentary.
This was easily the best investment of the trip. The tour guide was interesting and entertaining. It seemed like we would ask a question and soon it would be answered, Questions about wild life, geological features, science, history of the region. We ended calling the narrator, Gypsy, and speaking to him throughout the trip. :-). My teenage daughter even turned down the music to listen. You will not regret this purchase. This app added so much value to our trip and we also learned about some less known Roads and trails for a more private experience. I can't recommend this app more highly!!
Revealed hidden adventures that would have past by without the app. I'll being looking for other national parks apps in the future.
This app was well-worth the money spent!!! We (parents, teenager & preteen) recently traveled by rental car through the Tetons and Yellowstone and luckily had this app loaded and ready. We had studied a couple of travel books and had a fairly good idea (or so we thought!) of what to see, but this great guy, (the voice on the app, we decided to call "Mr. Guy, Sir") amazingly rode along with us, pointed out great sights, advised us what not to miss, and educated us on history, geology, animals, and so much more!! (The kids even enjoyed learning all that!) Our trip was a bucket list item, and this app made it better than we imagined possible!! Thank you, Mr. Guy,sir, all 4 of us thoroughly enjoyed traveling with you!!
We just recently went here with my family and really loved using this. What a great job explaining the area as we were driving and pointing out all the spots to check out, (gives you plenty of notice prier to coming up to pull off or turn) Great job putting this app together. We will purchase this for all future park visits. 👍
This app is amazing! It was the perfect guide. It will save you so much time trying to figure out what to do and order to go. Perfect!!!!
My friend recommended this for our family's first Yellowstone & Grand Teton trip. It was so useful! Very informative and accurate introducing the view points. We'll get this App when we visit other national parks.
I bought this thinking the adult kids and wife wouldn't like it! I was totally wrong!! It was incredibly the best tool ever for educational to guiding us throughout the parks. It new every site from small to a must!! It was the best thing I have ever bought going to the National Parks! The narrators voice was deep, clear and very humorous at times!! When we drove out to our hotel in West Yellowstone it picked right back up as we were driving through the gate when we returned the next day. We had been to Yellowstone camping but this guide made it so much better. If you hesitate you will regret not buying it! From the history to the beauty of our National Parks I am unbelievably happy with this $10 guided tour. The family absolutely loved it!
Nicely written content with good commentary at correct times. I am not native English speaker but understood clear pronunciation. Definitely well spent $9. Make the math after making it here, doesn't it worth even if it you make to see one more place, which definitely does.
Highly, highly recommend. We Never had to pull out a map because app was with us all of the way. Tells you what not to miss, and what you can skip over. Made our trips through Yellowstone and the grand Tetons a breeze. Well worth the few dollars!
We loved having Gypsy Guide as our travel companion. Especially enjoyed the trips off the beaten path. We really got the most from our time in the parks mainly due to this app. Would highly recommend for travelers of all ages! We enjoyed the history and science. It helped make our trip more special than we could have imagined. Thank you Gypsy Tour Guide.
Our Family used this app going through the parks! We were so glad we had this !! So interesting and Most Helpful!!! Thanks it made our trip absolutely memorable!
Can't say enough good things about how gypsy enhanced our trip to Yellowstone and Grand Teton. We learned so much, saw so many highlights and enjoyed "Albert's" humor. Test the app before you go. We used Bluetooth to hear it through the radio. I'll be buying the Vermont app next!
Great job designing a tool the whole family enjoyed. To bad blue tooth technology isn't better. We loved and learned so much about Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons - worth more than we paid!
This is a must-have for your trip. Your welcoming guide gives advanced warning of places you will want to pull over, and why. It gives time for your group to decide what you want to do before the pull out approaches, and alerted us to many things we would not have noticed otherwise. He was both informative and entertaining (great sense of humor). Absolutely worth every penny.
This app was outstanding! The tour was extremely informative and worked perfectly. We highly recommend it to anyone visiting any place that GyPsY has an app/tour for!
We had only a day and a half for both parks. Debated hiring a private tour or renting one of those gps based systems in town. Found this app and so glad we did. Not only makes you aware of turnouts so you can be enjoying the vistas as you drive, but also gives you background, history, and science lessons as you drive. Kids loved it also. Get this app.
I bought this app due to its high review ratings. It turns out to be quite dated and not very flexible. It also does not work before you are physically in the park; so, wasn't able to plan our days ahead of time using it. When I arrived at the park, I found out about the two free apps offered by the national park service that work much better, and yes, they are free. So, I highly recommend that you check out the NPS Yellowstone apps instead; one of them shows geyser estimated schedules, updated live.