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Grand Prismatic Spring

Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
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Makawao, Hawaii
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This was one of the top things on my list when we planned our trip. We went several times, trying to see it as it is shown in the amazing photographs. The first day, there was so much steam from the Spring that we couldn't see anything- almost couldn't see the walkway to get there. There isn't a good vantage... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Visited this spring on a very cold and windy late afternoon.Yes, this is a wonderfull spring that shows his nice colors.The spring is very large comparing to other springs.It's not the size but the depth and the colours who are magnificient.It's even difficult for your mind to walk away.

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Tampa
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87 reviews 87 reviews
54 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Truly one of the Great Activities of Yellowstone National Park is hiking. We chose a trail that would lead us to the edge Grand Prismatic Spring (Fairy Falls Trail). From reading our guide books this detour off the trail is discouraged by Park Rangers but not forbidden. We hiked up a steep but short hill. It is the only way... More

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Rexburg, Idaho
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It is hard to see this wonder from the boardwalk. We went down to the next pull out towards Old Faithful. It is a trail that leads to Fairy Falls. this is on the back side of Grand Prismatic Spring and when you are opposite the Spring, there is a short climb to a lookout over the Grand Prismatic Spring.... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Wonders of steam, hot water and organisms giving the beautiful colors. Another easy stroll on a well designed boardwalk amongst the geothermal sights.

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Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

better than old faithful a must see in the park, walk the trails and try to get higher up for the best views.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Saw several bison as soon we parked the van at Great Prismatic Spring. Please keep your distance since they are definitely big and wild animals. Spend an hour getting photos from a 500' foot overhead perspective. Great the see all the different colors including the orange tears running away from the blue eye.

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Uniontown, Ohio
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

To really take in the Grand Prismatic Spring, you need to NOT view it from the boardwalk. If you drive up the road a bit and hike out onto the Fairy Falls Trail, you'll be able to climb up the side of the hill a bit to get a somewhat bird's eye view of this incredible feature. Seeing it from... More

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Dallas
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33 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

When I visited the Grand Prismatic Spring, I just got glimpses of it...enough to see the colors and know it is special. However, between the steam and the wind, I don't believe I got any good pictures of it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

While we could see the amazing colours that are in the pool, you cannot see all of it from the boardwalk. I'm sure it look exactly like the photos from the area. But you get the overall idea.

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