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Norris Geyser Basin

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

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A Beautiful Walk

We stopped here and walked the Porcelain Basin. It was really nice, not to crowded at all. It was beautiful, took loads of pictures, and my daughters loved it. Bring a camera and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Centerville, Utah, United States

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Centerville, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here and walked the Porcelain Basin. It was really nice, not to crowded at all. It was beautiful, took loads of pictures, and my daughters loved it. Bring a camera and take lots of pictures.

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Napier, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was the least crowded area, but no less beautiful and interesting. The greens and red of the stream were neat. The boardwalks make it very easy to get around.

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Wayne, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I would recommend that you take the boardwalk(s) in Porcelain Basin and only do Emerald Spring down to Green Dragon Spring in the Back Basin. Be sure to take ample water as it is hot, dry and you are inhaling sulfur from the various geysers and springs.

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Suffield, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We did enjoy the Norris Geyser basin area. There are a number of thermal features in all of Yellowstone and each one has its own unique style and features. Norris Geyser basin is one of the bigger ones in Yellowstone and is split into two main parts, the porcelain basin and the back basin. We stopped in on 2 different... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

With such a variety of geo-thermal features that Yellowstone offers, we selected this as one of our faves. Plenty of room to explore & photo ops!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Like holy cow! We were not expecting this to be as epic as it was! Make sure you do both sides and take your time. We saw 2 geysers go off right in front of us!!! Vixen Geyser was very special because you can get so close. This place was truly a HUGE highlight of the trip!!

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Rochester, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Didn't know this! Because the crowds were so heavy - this area was closed for 30 minutes more when we arrived to relieve the crowd inside. FYI - apparently you could miss an area for this reason.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Although interesting, we enjoyed other areas much more. We stopped in and did the shorter hikes since it was the end of our first day and we were tired out by that point!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Really enjoyed the hike around Norris. There were a lot of Geysers and some great views. Very peaceful and allowed for some great family time. Well worth the time and should take 1.5 hours. Your kids won't want to see any more Geysers after this do go to Old Faithful first.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

What a surprise- after viewing Steamboat we walked the boardwalk. As I was passing Vixen, she went off. Now, it's not Old Faithful, however, you are a mere 5ft from watching this small geyser blow. Kind of like being in the "Splash Zone". We all thought it was very cool. Seemed to go off about every 7-10 minutes & lasts... More 

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Address: Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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