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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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Brussels, Belgium
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130 reviews 130 reviews
45 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

What a special place to visit!Just take your time and stroll around the pools, geysers...Very impressive because this is one of THE places to see this kind of moonlandscape.They offer you an interesting trail around the different places, not to miss!

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Mold, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just past the Grand Prismatic visitors area there is a parking area on the left (heading south on the grand loop road). From here it's is a short (but steep) walk to the top of a hill named Midway Bluff. It's not an official park trail so it's not maintained or signposted but you'll be able to see where other... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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207 reviews 207 reviews
123 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed stop on the Yellowstone Loop. Ample parking, good restroom facilities, small visitor building but excellent boardwalk trails around and among the many steam vents, small geysers, fumaroles and pots.

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Leesburg, Virginia, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Norris Geyser Basin is a great place to stop. Steamboat Geyser erupts quite frequently as doesn't many other geysers in the area. While we were there Vixen Geyser was erupting which hadn't erupted in several years. You never know what you are going to see.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

some pools are of best color. Lots of walking but must visit. Nice aerial view of some pools. Even mud and vent are there.

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Sussex, England
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57 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

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

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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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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