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Mammoth Hot Springs

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Address: 1 Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-2263
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Activities: Cross-country skiing, Snowmobiling, Viewing wildlife
Description: Beautiful limestone formations make this hot spring unique.
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There are three things to say about this. It's a spring, it is hot, and it is mammoth. The impressive terraced nature of the formation is unique and very interesting, not to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

There are three things to say about this. It's a spring, it is hot, and it is mammoth. The impressive terraced nature of the formation is unique and very interesting, not to mention very photographic. The Yellowstone tourist should be aware that traffic can get very congested here and the number of visitors can make the walkways congested too. We... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We got here in late afternoon and there were herds of deer everywhere, including on the hot springs (eating the salt). Saw one big male elk, missed elk mating season by about 2 weeks. The area is mobbed by tourists and tour buses. We did not love the crowds and the hot springs look cool but worth a stop. Would... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This attraction included lots of stairs and elevation. It isn't suitable for a wheel chair or baby buggy. It was magnificent to say the very least. It was an ice cold day when we were there so the heat was rising out of the vents and turning into big steam clouds. This attraction was very unlike others in the park.... More 

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Suffern, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Mammoth Hot Springs was somewhat disappointing in that there was only one hot spring at Mammoth Hot Springs when I visited. Instead of the frequently multiple hot springs that line this area, there was only one active hot spring present on 8/20/15. I saw a dried up/dormant hot spring "hole" that had been active in the past (see photo). I... More 

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Frederick, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The terraces with hot "lava" pouring down the steps were impressive. The wooden walkways are somewhat steep and you might feel a little breathless from the altitude.

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Plano, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had been encouraged by family members to see Mammoth Hot Springs. They had been to Yellowstone ten years ago. So we were a little disappointed not to see the springs the way they were described. But that's mother nature. It was still nice to see what was there and to walk around. Construction on the road through the park... More 

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Bethalto, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The springs are beautiful and there are lots of them to see. Many of them are easily accessible and some are accessible with a short walk. The colors and the textures of them are hard to describe! Lots of wildlife around also.

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Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a great area to spend half an hour or so hiking the paved and well marked trails. Just beware, if you are making your way on the West from Old Faithful to Mammoth, there is construction that caused us a 45-60 minute delay. When you see a sign saying "Major delays expected", heed the warning and turn right... More 

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Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I was excited at the prospect of seeing this attraction since I had heard so much about it. Unfortunately the reality was something of a let down. Vast areas of the springs were bleached white and the cascading vista for which I had travelled so far was absent. I have since learned that this is a not uncommon event and... More 

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Rochester, Mn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went to Mammoth Hot Springs in the evening. The crowds were gone, which was really nice. We got some very nice pictures and enjoyed a peaceful stroll.

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