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Mammoth Hot Springs

1 Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-2263
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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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LORAIN
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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

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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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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51 reviews 51 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

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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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

While not as famous as old faithful, this historic hotel was nice. The map room has a US map made of different wood species. Very interesting to see the craftsmanship there.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and I especially love this end of the park-- almost guaranteed to see elk. On our recent visit we saw a herd of elk during the rut with the huge bull elk bugling-- it was a beautiful sound. It was a happenstance and we were so fortunate to have watched it!

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Great feature of the park. Also an interesting board walk tour with all the main features signed and explained

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Just the view from the lower terrace area is lovely. If it weren't a sunny day in August, you'd think those were icicles. Well, some colorful ones, anyway. There are signs going into the MHS village about not feeding the elk, which we laughed at until we got to the village and saw elk peacefully chewing up the village green.... More

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Centerville, Utah, United States
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We have stopped here many times. We love the walk down seeing all of the beautiful springs. Also in town you will usually see some amazing elk. This weekend there was a herd of 50 elk just sitting in town. It is also a great place for a picnic.

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