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Upper Geyser Basin

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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-7381
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Description: Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.

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Gorgeous despite rain

The elevated walk way across the upper basin provided much more diversity and action than just Old Faithful in the Upper Basin. There are several geysers that are just rocking... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Parker, Colorado
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The whole of Yellowstone National Park is just unbelievable. I can imagine that it can get crazy busy in the Summer. I was there in Spring and already there were busloads of tourists. It is a bit annoying, especially if you go for the solitude of being in nature.

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Parker, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The elevated walk way across the upper basin provided much more diversity and action than just Old Faithful in the Upper Basin. There are several geysers that are just rocking with either timely eruptions or non stop boiling activity. The rain actually turned out to be a good thing for pictures and allowed some nice color saturation of the bacterial... More 

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Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

there is just no other place like this on the planet...when you realize you are on an active volcano, it is truly awe-inspiring. bring good walking shows, dress in layers and bring wind/rain gear.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Yellowstone was never on my must-see list, until I went there and now I think everyone should see it at least once. September is a great time to go, because the crowds thin out a bit and the weather is still nice. Definitely don't miss Upper Geyser Basin, not just for Old Faithful (which blows about every 90 minutes) but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You get a chance to be really close to those geysers, that's absolutely great. Upper geyser basin isn't big, half an hour of walking is enough.

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Corona del Mar, Ca, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Good grief this is Yellowstone, no place like it on earth. The wildlife, the colors. If only we could ditch the tourists who pull to the side of the road, not off the road, they get out of their cars and block traffic.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This portion of Yellowstone National Park is much, much more than just Old Faithful. Sure, it's the big draw, but there are so many other worthy geysers to visit in this area, it's tough to do in one day! After the obligatory viewing of Old Faithful, do not rush to your car to leave as quick as possible, linger and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

this is worth the time. if you only have limited time then put this on the list. it's a little bit of walking - take water and sun screen.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is it. One of the crown jewels in Yellowstone, and one of the geysers that helped the area become a national park. A few tips: Visitor Center - Highly recommended and worth the stop. They have a lot of information on the eruption predictions of all the geysers in the area, and excellent children's exhibits and programs. Ask about... More 

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Colville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This park has so much to offer & this basin is one of them. I would highly recommend spending at least a half of a day to a full day here to enjoy this area.

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