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Norris Geyser Basin

Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: An area of bubbling hot springs.
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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86 reviews 86 reviews
22 attraction reviews
265 helpful votes 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This was a great little tour we took from Mammoth. It is a half day tour and was less than $100. We took a snow van which could only go about 10 mpg. The chance to get out into the interior of the park was a big plus. Since this is a less well known tour it was very quiet... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I highly encourage people to visit all of the Geysers in Yellowstone. They are very unique in their own way. But I must say that Norris is fabulous. The boardwalk trail is about 2 ½ miles, some of it uneven & steep. If you cannot walk the entire trail, ask at the Museum or bookstore and they can tell you... More

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El Paso, Texas, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This place was amazing, and one of the most memorable parts of Yellowstone Natl Park for me. We arrived at dusk, and between the lighting, the light color of the sand, the plumes of steam, and a few dead trees amidst it all... it was truly breathtaking. It feels almost like an alien landscape -- especially at dusk. I would... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

I've wanted to see this since I was a child. It exceeded my expectations and I want to go back. SOON!!!

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sussex,england
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45 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I think the title sums it up, it feels 'alien' yet it's such a wonderful place ! It is both eerie and beautiful at the same time, incredible ! It is a Yellowstone favourite and therefor busy so you should get there early or late in the day. Back in the day when we used to occasionally visit a theme... More

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Modiin Israel
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32 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

this is the most beutiful geyser basin in the park but you don't have any information about the eruption schedule of the geysers

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Federal Way, Washington
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86 reviews 86 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

You really should see it all, but if you want some real variety, this one has so many different kinds of geysers and mudpots. We visited in horrible weather and didn't even care, it was that amazing.

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nj
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Many beautiful blue pools, eerie scenery, Also steaming, bubbling caldrons. all viewable from a boardwalk.

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Ohio
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Norris Geyser Basin is very impressive. No huge spouting geysers but just a lot of activity going on. the boardwalks are in pretty good shape and it's a nice way to spend an hour or so. Steamboat Geyser was spewing a lot of steam but didn't seem to want to do another eruption again.

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San Francisco, California
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013 via mobile

Norris is regarded a back- bencher for many tourists compared to upper, middle and lower basin. After seeing all of them, I must say--- this is the BEST. Take both the trails- back basin and porcelain basin. Altogether, this is an easy 2-3 miles hike. You will see lot of geothermal activities, geyser, nice colors from thermophiles. You will also... More

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