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Mammoth Hot Springs

Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
Description: Beautiful limestone formations make this hot spring unique.
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California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Worth the drive since it is a spectacular array of mounds and cones amidst a beautiful backdrop. However, there is very little activity as far as pools and water flow. I spoke with two people who had been there in the 1980’s and they said that back then it was beautiful with a lot of flowing water and that the... More

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Every area of the enormous Yellowstone National Park has a beauty all its own. We knew ahead of time what to expect at the Old Faithful and Canyon areas, but Mammoth Hot Springs surprised us with its unique beauty. We walked the boardwalks at the lower terrace and enjoyed the spectacular beauty there. Visitors can also walk the upper terrace,... More

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Denver, Colorado
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138 reviews 138 reviews
58 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We had one rainy day during our visit to the park, and decided to make a stop at Mammoth Hot Springs. Glad we did! Pick up the interpretive brochures for $0.50 - it includes a map of the area and explains everything you're about to see. If you're in doubt about how interesting this place can be - just look... More

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Philadelphia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went to Yellowstone in 1997 first time. This year we went to there again. What a difference in mammoth hot spring! Back in 1997 the whole area cover with hot spring. but this time only have a tiny spot left with hot spring. Most of area were dry and collapse. The park ranger told us after earth quake in... More

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Lima, Ohio
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Seriously, you will think you have landed on another planet!!! Try to do the boardwalk all around the springs, you will not be disappointed! Then once you head into town, you will see the sight of your life! Heards of Elk and Bison roam the streets!! Careful for the one Big Elk, he likes to attack cars!

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LORAIN
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We almost skipped this section as we were running out of time in Yellowstone but a wrong turn brought us to Mammoth Springs. Couldn't believe the delicate beauty of the Terraces and how vulnerable they are.

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Tyrone, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Yellowstone is just incredible...so much so that it attracts so many people. Include me and my friends. The mammoth hot springs are not so mammoth anymore. What is mammoth is all the people trying to see them. Better to skip this overrated feature and spend more time elsewhere in the park.

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Jonesborough, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

If you're worried about driving through huge pot holes, don't drive the Upper Terrace Road. We walked the Lower Terraces and drove the Upper Terraces. The road was in very bad shape. Sure, we had a rental car, but we didn't want to have it towed! The panoramic view from the top is gorgeous. The better views of the springs... More

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So. Cal.
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53 reviews 53 reviews
19 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Having just spent 8 days in Yellowstone, Mammoth Hot Springs was my least favorite attraction. I suppose it's of interest to some but I found it less than compelling. There are just too many other awesome sights in the park and this one can't compare. If you have to leave something off your itinerary this would be a good option.

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Waterford, Michigan
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41 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The Hot Springs ranked high for me as did Grand Prismatic Spring. Great colors, formations and it looked like another planet. Skip Old Faithful for these!

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