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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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Southington, Connecticut
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99 reviews 99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Amazing features abound in this section of the park. I can't believe how many people never venture past Old Faithful, they are truly missing the best parts. If you are like our family and do not like crowds, a short hike to Solitary Geyser leave the masses behind and offers a quiet view of an active geyser.

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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106 reviews 106 reviews
71 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Our family visited Yellowstone National Park on July 5, 2014 and it was stunning! There are so many cool things to see. Geysers, mud volcanos, dragon breath, painted pots, etc, but the smell might set you back.

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minnesota
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The kids got a good feel of the geology from this short walk. Fun to watch their reaction as they notice the bison poo just off the walkway.

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knoxville, tn
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The upper geyser basin has so much to offer. We got to see Old Faithful, Grand and Lion all go off while we were there. Don't just see Old Faithful. Walk around all of the upper basin and revel in the amazing parts of our earth.

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Huntington Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

So many people just go to Old Faithful geyser and leave but there is so much more to Yellowstone Park! A one hour walk around the Upper Geyser basin will fill you with so much awe and wonder about our planet and how it works. There are so many other geysers to see plus springs, pools, mudpots, steamy vents, and... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We walked the boardwalks after seeing Old Faithful and were extremely surprised at how many different geothermal features there were in this area. It was fascinating to see all the different colors and sizes! We would have loved to spend more time out here, but unfortunately it started to rain and a fog covered the top of the springs so... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

One of the best areas to see a lot of geysers and pools in all of Yellowstone. I believe it may even be the biggest geyser basin in the world in terms of thermal features. On my trip we got to see so many geysers erupt I can’t even count them. Take at least a day to spend walking all... More

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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Steps form Old Faithful Inn, this is a phenomenal series of boardwalks and paths around an incredible grouping of beautiful geothermal features. Be sure to try and catch Lion, Grand, Castle, Grotto, Daisy or Sawmill going off - and if you can take a diversion to Punchbowl Spring - moments from the main path, its much quieter and we spotted... More

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Washington, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Home to Old Faithful, and so much more. Be sure to check the visitor center for the predicted geysers (usually Old Faithful, Daisy, Castle, Grand, and Riverside). There are many more unpredictable geysers too, that you might see in eruption. The collection of geysers and colorful thermal springs here is among the best in the world. Riverside is a favorite.... More

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Fayetteville, Georgia, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There is so much variation in the parts of the park. This is a great area to see how "active and ever-changing" the landscape is.

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