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Address: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Description: Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
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The grand prismatic spring is located just north of Old Faithful Inn. It is outstanding. When we went there in our first day in the park we were stunned! The water is diamond... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The grand prismatic spring is located just north of Old Faithful Inn. It is outstanding. When we went there in our first day in the park we were stunned! The water is diamond - blue and has this cool crust of orange dirt around it (probably from bacteria). What I really thought was fun was when the wind was blowing... More 

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Ramat Gan, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Very easy walking ,and relatively very close to the spots so you can picture and really see what's it's all about. This is not along visit and you can walk with slip flop so it is kind of

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was a highlight for me the colors are beautiful. If you go to I think it's called fairys trail before where you go to this site walk down this trail then there is a point where you can walk up however it's not a trail you will be climbing straight up climbing over trees but it's worth it. You... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The thermal experiences at all of the geyser basins are awesome. You can get up close, and enjoy the four types of thermal activity up close and personal. We were really impressed by ALL of the geyser activity.

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Colours, colours and more colours. One of the best photo spots in all Yellowstone, even more interesting if you take the hike up on the steep hillside and catch a photo from the top. Longer lens are recommended for taking photos from the top for a tighter crop of the brilliant colours of the pool. I used a 70-200 mm... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The Grand Prismatic Spring is a must see on your trip through Yellowstone! The natural colors of the ground is beautiful and we were all impressed by its size! Pretty much ever color of the rainbow is visible and able to be seen encircling the hot spring. The walkways lead straight from the parking lot up to the Grand Prismatic... More 

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The prism colors of the pool change as you move along the path, so you get different views (& photos) every few feet. If you go on the road you can see the colorful spill from the spring into the river. This is one of the sweet spots in Yellowstone (along with the Mammoth Hot Springs & Grand Canyon of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Awesomely colored by variety of micro-organisms with multiple huge hot-springs and platform. My kids loved the wind-patterns and I posed for meditation-style experience

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Incredible. Even with all the tourist, one of the most beautiful places in Yellowstone. Not great for young kids. The walk way does not have a railing and you can get seriously injured if you leave the walk way.

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Wayne, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Plan an hour's enchantment at this stop. Hopefully you will be visiting when there is full sun. The steam rising is colored almost like a rainbow. Take your time enjoying it from every view and plan to get some great reflective shots. You cannot be disappointed at this stop--guaranteed.

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Address: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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