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Norris Geyser Basin

Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: An area of bubbling hot springs.
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Franklin, North Carolina
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170 reviews 170 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

This area is one of the most interesting areas in the park. There are many thermal pools and geysers in the basin. A lot of the trails are on boardwalks that bring you close to many of the thermal features.

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Lehi, Utah
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I enjoyed the Norris Geyser Basin very much. Many areas to explore and it's one of the major highlights in the park with some of the highest geysers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a really beautiful landscape that had an other worldly quality to it. I felt like we were in Tatooine in Star Wars. Haha. The colors are incredible and the landscape is vast. Definitely worth a visit.

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Dunedin, Florida
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105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

The rain started as soon as we pulled in and everyone left but a handful of folks with rain jackets or umbrellas exploring the park. We had the park to ourselves it seemed and it's pretty amazing what you miss when there are crowds. The sounds of the more subtle features as well as the overall hum of the geyser... More

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Sydney
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A field of hundreds of geysers in all sizes. Stunning during sunset. My favourite place to visit in Yellowstone. Don't miss this place!

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This place is yet another Yellowstone wonder, but don't even dream of skipping it because it may be the one you're most impressed with. We went all over the park and the Norris Geyser Basin was a highlight that was not to be missed. The colors of these springs and geysers cover all parts of the spectrum and the boardwalks... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

You don't want to miss these geysers. They are really beautiful. Especially the ones in the lower area.

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Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spent 4 days in Yellowstone and visiting Norris Geyser basin on our last day. Whoever built the ranger station truly understood visual impact. As you walk through the archway the vast geyser basin unfolds below you. It's a stunning visual! The basin was fantastic with geysers and thermal pools of all colors and sizes. Don't miss it!

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is an easy walk and absolutely worth a visit. You get to see lots of geysers up close. There are lots of places in Yellowstone to see geysers, steam vents, etc., but we all liked this the best for the sheer volume of features, the nice walk, and the easy parking and bathrooms.

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Yellowstone has more volcanic activity than anywhere on earth, and the Norris Basin offers some close-up views of what's going on so close to the surface besides the gushing geysers. Eerie, and a little scary.

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