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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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The National Park Service has done a wonderful job of letting tourists get close to these mud pots, fumeroles, and bubbling springs. They have built a wooden walkway that goes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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Glenpool, Oklahoma, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took the trail down into the valley. The desolation is interesting but the geysers and pools were not much to see

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The National Park Service has done a wonderful job of letting tourists get close to these mud pots, fumeroles, and bubbling springs. They have built a wooden walkway that goes right through the middle of the geyser basin. The landscape is both beautiful and surreal.

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Irving, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

The Geysers are not as beautiful as others in west yellowstone. We didn't so the complete trail, so didn't saw all the geysers in this area. Maybe the better ones were further up in the trail. The only highlight in this trail was a big fluffy rabbit which went hopping across our path.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

If you're in Yellowstone, I honestly recommend that you see every one of the developed geyser basins if you can. They are all unique and different. However, our group was much more taken with the Old Faithful basins and the West Thumb basins than the Norris area. Why? Perhaps it's because they are more spread out. You're going to do... More 

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Wyoming
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

If you have not been here, its definitely a "must see" and please go. Its an incredible experience with all the different types of geysers - you will probably get to see one erupt as well (depends on when you go). Its like walking on another planet. Its fascinating and a great place for photography, and to meet and talk... More 

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

We chose to camp at the Norris Geyser Basin in order to be centrally located for our day trips throughout the park. Beautiful area with lots of wildlife, showers located just a few miles down the road.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We saw this as part of our Tauck winter wonderland tour. So beautiful. Our favorite part was the Fountain Paint Pots. Fascinating thermal activity and so picturesque.

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Montville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I loved it! The whole Yellowstone Caldera is transected by a major fault which runs south into Yellowstone and another fault which crosses it and runs east. Additionally there are numerous fractures radiating from the Yellowstone Caldera. These fractures collect precipitation which is heated by the earth's core producing hot springs, geysers, mud pots and steam vents. This and more... More 

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Mount Desert, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A lot of people feel the same way I do - a walk on the boardwalk of the Norris Geyser basin is a must on your way in or out of Yellowstone. The variety, scenics and trails are terrific.

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

The Norris Geyser Basin is another lovely place to stop and go for a hike and take in the various geological features of Yellowstone. It you are lucky you are catch the steamboat geyser - but it's so unpredictable, so I wouldn't bank on it. The colours are lovely, and there are lots of wide open spaces to see the... More 

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