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Upper Geyser Basin

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-7381
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Took the big bus on the all day tour and had a great time. Saw all the basins as well as the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone and Old Faithful.

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93 reviews 93 reviews
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158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We joined the free Ranger tour, it was amazing and worth the early start, it was informative and helpful and provided lots of information to understand more about the area.

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Sunnyvale, California
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

There are 3 4 different thermal basins in the area but this one is by far the best of them.... this one hosts the most number of big geysers in the world... castle, beehive, OLD FAITHFUL, GRAND, are among the most notable ones... The geyser hill areas is a magical place... specially early morning hike in this area will definitely... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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87 reviews 87 reviews
37 attraction reviews
294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This meandering path takes you around and through some of the most colorful (and odorous) geysers and pools that can be imagined. The sights of steam rising from vents and the color of the pools are vivid. While the odor of the elements were putrid at times the overall experience was fabulous. Advice - there is a lot of walking,... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

There are so many geysers, springs and vulcano's and they are all different and beautiful. Their different colours, clearness of water and smells

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Just tons of geysers and pools. So much steam, though. You couldn't get enough. Very colorful and nice. But make sure you can hold your breath, it is very smelly sometimes.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

The geysers here a fantastic. Plan to spend several hours here. We were lucky and got to see the grand geyser, Old faithful, and castle geyser!! It's is also very convenient because there are boardwalks all around the park. Make sure to come here!!!!!!

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I just loved seeing the geysers. Big and small they all fascinated me. The smells of sulfur do get a bit noxious and gave me a headache so bring a headache remedy and plenty of water. Not everyone in our party got headaches, just two of 7. Lucky me!

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Dunedin, Florida
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A great way to spend a few hours or a day if you want to plan to see several eruptions. Well maintained boardwalks and trail criss cross along the Firehole River from one thermal feature to the next. Make sure to get the times for the next eruptions before you leave and check out Observation point if you have the... More

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Spokane, Washington
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The perfect way to pass the time while waiting for Old Faithful to go off. In fact, if you are on this boardwalk when it does go off, you get a much better, less crowded view. We saw all sorts of little geysers and pools that were very cool. We even saw bison bones among the pools!

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