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Grand Prismatic Spring

Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
26 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

When you go to Yellowstone, there are a number of "must sees", and this is certainly one of them. Many pictures you see of the Spring are taken from some height, so you don't get the same view from the pathway, but it is still an amazing sight. Make sure you visit if you are in Yellowstone.

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Glendora, California
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21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

I loved being at this spring. It is so huge, and near sunset, its amazing watches the shadows form and seeing the steam rise up off it. Really neat to see the reflection of the hills and trees above against the water of the spring.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

One of the most spectacular sights especially on a bright sunny day. The blue haze emitted from the spring is spectacular as are all the other colours surrounding it. It really did feel as if we were on another planet. Also many other attractive hot springs close by in the Midway Geyser Basin. Best is to try and go as... More

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Wayzata, Minnesota
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is, without question, one of the top natural wonders in the world! Walking the paths, you get a reasonable understanding of its size, color and environment. There are some amazing views to take in. That said, take a few minutes and look around!! Thinking of other ways to see this amazing location... simply look behind you at the hill... More

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Dallas, TX
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

When someone says "go look at a hot spring', you kinda think 'yeah, yeah... hot water....' Grand Prismatic Spring is breathtakingly beautiful, with neon-like colors you rarely see in nature. It is spectacular.

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you have time for only one Geyser Basin stop, MAKE IT THIS ONE!!!!! The colors are absolutely gorgeous!!! Easy walking too! We had 5 year olds in our group of 9 and they were able to make this hike, no problem.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The area is stunning the the colors of this Spring are gorgeous, but very dangerous, in my opinion. Very hot temperatures affected me in a bad way. Wanted to throw up it was so hot.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This place is wonderful. The colors and different springs to take in are amazing. Apparently the best view of the Grand Prismatic Spring is to take a hike behind it to the top of a hill or by helicopter to get above the spring to capture the real beauty.

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Sydney, Australia
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156 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It is so amazing that something like this exists in nature. The colours are so vivid and looks like coloured glass. To get a great shot you will probably have to wait for the steam to blow away, then you've got a few seconds window before the steam builds up again but it is totally worth the wait. There are... More

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Pearl, MS
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55 reviews 55 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013 via mobile

My 2nd time at the spring. Old Faithful is great, but the Grand Prismatic should not be missed. The colors in the pools and the surrounding area are great and unlike anything else in the park.

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