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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 "Must See"

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

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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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

This trail is several miles long and contains lots of stairs. Even if you're not able to do the hike, walk out to the ranger building and look out across the basin. You can still experience the beauty, even from a distance.

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Eden, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

If this were the only geyser basin you visited, you would be impressed, but compared with any of the others, don't bother - unless you happen to know that one of the mega geysers is going to erupt soon.

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Branson, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Of all the geyser stops this one was just okay for me. The trail was a nice easy walk. The only thing that stood out about this stop vs all the others was a river of green. That was worth seeing, but otherwise it didn't stand out from all the other amazing and more memorable stops.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Although the OLD Faithful Geyser constitutes the main attraction of the National Park of Yellowstone, other places as the Norris Geyser Basin deserves that we stop there during long minutes. By walking in the marked out path, we had the opportunity to see a geyser emerging from the ground; which magnificent show). How to describe the majestic side of the... More 

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