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Norris Geyser Basin

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Address: Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Description: An area of bubbling hot springs.

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Wear comfortable shoes because you will want to spend the time to walk through the basin. A rainbow of colorful geyser pools -- a great expanse across the horizon. The beauty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Fredericksburg, Virginia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Wear comfortable shoes because you will want to spend the time to walk through the basin. A rainbow of colorful geyser pools -- a great expanse across the horizon. The beauty of the colors cannot be adequately described. Deck walkways through the basin and trees make for a wonderful journey. The Park Ranger on duty was more than happy to... More 

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Martinez, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Norris Basin is fairly large with a lot of features packed into an easily accessible area. It will occupy half a day for folks with typical mobility. Be sure to pick up the Trail Guide brochure at a Visitors' Center (I got mine at Madison Station) because the map is better than any I've found on-line. There are more named... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great to get a chance to see so many pools and geyers up close. Most were active, if some what Minot geysers.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

MAKE SURE you have plenty of memory space in your camera. I kept having to delete apps off my iPhone so I could take more photos. This was one of the longer walks we did, so choosing this earlier in the day before it warms up would be advisable. Definitely a spot you do not want to miss!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

As I called up this feature of Yellowstone, I was amazed that some people gave it one dot--they are not stars, you know. What were they expecting? Did they want to swim in the pools? Folks, Yellowstone is atop a huge magma chamber, and there is a lot of thermal activity there. I felt that the Norris Geyser Basin is... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is not just a walk up, see attraction, get in the car and go type of attraction. Be prepared to spend at least 1 1/2 hours walking along the boardwalks and seeing many diverse attractions quite different from other that are in the park. I think every colour of the rainbow is represented at one point or another in... More 

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Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The Norris Geyser Basin has a few geysers but I liked it more for the wildlife. I saw a herd of bison and even a lone bison in this area. I was able to witness the bison in their natural state as some bison clearly had families. Look for cars pulled over at the side of the road. If you... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I hadn't done much reading about the Norris Basin and was surprised at the appearance of the area. The area looked just devastated by the all the geothermal activity. It was incredible. And yet in spite of looking like a place where nothing could live, we saw signs of wildlife. A very strange area and one person I ran into... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice place to stop and visit. The colors are amazing and the boardwalks make it easy to go walk by all the pools.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The Norris Geyser is another main attraction in the park. Each geyser basis is slightly different but all are worthwhile to visit. Would definitely recommend the Norris Geyser just as much as Midway.

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