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

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Most Acidic Springs in Yellowstone

Located conveniently near the North West and the West Entrance, this makes a perfect start off for your summer vacation! With over 50 geysers and hot springs, and an array of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Redmond, Washington

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I would visit Norris Basin only if you have time. The area is very expansive and very bleak. If you do have time it's a really nice walk through the fields of hot blue pools. The emerald spring on the path up behind the visitors center is really neat. Check out my pictures. They give you an idea of how... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Located conveniently near the North West and the West Entrance, this makes a perfect start off for your summer vacation! With over 50 geysers and hot springs, and an array of colors, it also is the most acidic and hottest geyser basin in Yellowstone! It has temperatures around 450 Fahrenheit! It also contains the tallest eruption of a geyser in... More 

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Jackson, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What I enjoy most here is that is less well known than other basins. This doesn't mean not crowded in July but a little less splashy, please pardon the pun. There are splashing, roaring, spinning and aromatic springs here, but they are generally somewhat more subtle than elsewhere in the park, unless you have uncommonly good luck, I've never seen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was such a beautiful site to see in the winter. The sun was shining down on it and there was frost in the surrounding trees from the steam coming out of the geysers. We hiked around the geysers on top of the snow and got a good workout.

Thank Rebecca G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited on a snowshoeing trip with the Yellowstone Institute,so different and beautiful in winter! One of the geysers formed a glacial blue ice structure that was amazing as were the ghost trees. An exceptional experience with a wonderful guide!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I think my husband and I spent 2-3 hours here walking around and taking it all in. Tons of boardwalks and the sound of the geysers just constantly going off and hearing the steam, it was unbelievable and watching the water literally boil. I say take your time and do not rush. We were here off season, so we pretty... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I liked that basin very much. In fact I could say it was my favorite one in the park. I watched Steamboat geyser shooting up every day from our campsite before we finally went to see it. Now I wish I went there at least a couple more times. It is a walk-able distance from Norris Campground. We went early... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2015

It is well worth the hike along the boardwalk to get a closer view of the geysers and pools. The colours of the water, the different shots of steam, the crackling lake and the beautiful trees and mountain scenery all make this an enjoyable stop. Well worth a visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is my 2nd favorite Geyser Basin, after Old Faithful. Be sure and go on each side. I was in Yellowstone for 3 weeks and visited this Basin 3 times. See photos.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

The Norris Geyser Basin is part of that "alien landscape" of Yellowstone, as I like to refer to it by. It's really cool and different! Worth a visit!

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