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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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Sussex, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

We found this area to be very interesting. We took lots of photos so we have a nice record of our time here.

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Stuarts Draft, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

We loved this area. We walked the boardwalks and really enjoyed it here. It wasn't as crowded and the geysers were more spaced out and that was nice. Very pretty here.

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Norris Geyser Basin has two areas for tourists to visit -- Porcelain Basin and Back Basin. Both areas have multiple geysers with plenty of color and steam, but the areas are entirely different. Porcelain Basin has beautiful pastels, and the 3/4 mile trail is mostly boardwalk through an ethereally barren landscape. The thermal features are a little further apart along... More

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

This location offers a wide range of geysers and other "hot" features of Yellowstone in a small area. It is well worth a visit, and not as crowded as Old Faithful!

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Chesapeake
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Of all the sights at Yellowstone, I found the Norris Geyser Basin the most fascinating and representative of the park's nature. If you have a limited time in the park make sure this is at the top of your list of things to see.

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Indian Trail, North Carolina
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Be prepared for the crowds. There are many geysers to see here, but not much parking. Going earlier in the day is best for convenience. Steamboat geyser is fun!

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Be ready to feel like you are in a scene from Lord of the Rings. The valley was alive with geysers, steam spouts, boiling springs and colored ponds as far as the eye can see. Expect to spend hours here. A word of warning - come early as parking is extremely limited.

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Took us an entire day to cover the basin. Worth every minute of our time! We hiked the Porcelain Basin. Hissing vents and sulphury odours add to the beauty of this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Set aside a good 2 hours to cover the figure of eight trail and get their by 9-10 am at the latest to avoid the crowds. You'll be rewarded with piece an quiet and some stunning almost apocalyptic surreal views.

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Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is just another thermal geyser in Yellowstone especially the steamboat geyser featuring the largest in the world.

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