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Upper Geyser Basin

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-7381
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
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Bangalore, India
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The Park is huge, but very worth going to this part. Amazing colours and sites. A bit smell/sulphur for the kids/teens, but truly something that you/they will always remember.

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

If you go to see Old Faithful then make sure you take the time to explore the Upper Geyser Basin. Whilst Old Faithful is the most famous of the Geysers, it isn't necessarily the best and you will miss some spectacular sights if you don't see more of the basin whilst you are there. My favourite was the Riverside Geyser,... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

if you are Montana state and sure you will visit yellowstone , its a must to see the natural hot steam springs with different colors, you can smell it even , you will see the hot water flowing going down to , and to be on the safe side you should walk only where walkways built, , but there is... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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257 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The Griswolds probably visit Old Faithful and leave! There are more views, geysers and other geothermals within easy walking distance. You took all the time to drive here. Why not see everything you can. The Visitor Center can clue you in on expected eruptions other than just Old Faithful. Food and restrooms are nearby. Get the most out of your... More

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St. Cloud, MN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

This is a great area of the park and of course one of the busiest. However you can still have it nearly to yourself. Most visitors aree not willing to get up at sunrise. I find this the best time to visit. There will be relatively few people. The steam from the geysers is much more dramatic, allowing for some... More

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Joplin, MO
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14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

All the geyser basins are worth seeing, in my opinion. This one is very interesting with several geysers going off intermittently. I don't think there are many that are predictable, but we were fortunate enough to see one of the major ones go off for an extended time.

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South africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

This site is not to be missed. Awesome colors! lovely easy boardwalks through amazing ponds with turquoise blue water and bubbling mud-pots, bobby socks trees and an excellent information centre showing the broader picture of what's happening underneath one's feet.

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Marietta, Georgia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
50 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

At sunset, a plume from a geyser with a reddish orange sky behind it makes for a great photo op. At sunrise it is full of steam for some interesting pictures.

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Elgin Illinois
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172 reviews 172 reviews
100 attraction reviews
263 helpful votes 263 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

When you here about people doing a boardwalk hike in yellowstone, This is place they are most likely talking about. The Upper geyser basin Is the largest of the 3 basin areas here in southwest yellowstone park. By far the biggest service area in the whole park. 3 hotels,8 places to eat,two general stores,gas station,post office,visitor center,Several gift shops, and... More

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Federal Way, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
51 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Lots of people skip this and that's a mistake. Take the trail and explore all the more interesting geysers and mudpots, some just bubbling, some spewing and a few really spectacular. Not the pizzaz of the lower basin, more for quiet contemplation.

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