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Midway Geyser Basin

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Address: Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Walking and driving through Yellowstone you feel like you are in another world because the Geyser's and water pools are like something you never thought you would see in person

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2015
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Chino Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

amazing that all the contrasting colors are natural. Beautiful place to see grand prismatic and others. It is an easy hike so it is crowded.

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Keyser, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Walking and driving through Yellowstone you feel like you are in another world because the Geyser's and water pools are like something you never thought you would see in person

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

It pains me to rate this as average but I have to. Excelsior geyser crater is impressive and Grand Prismatic's run-off bacterial mats are interesting but that's about it. The colors you see in overhead photos are usually shrouded in steam and even if there was no steam you are at such at low angle they would not be nearly... More 

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

However, it has two large features: 1. A 200-by-300-foot (60 by 90 m) wide Excelsior Geyser which pours over 4,000 U.S. gallons (15,000 L; 3,300 imp gal) per minute into the Firehole River. 2. The largest hot spring in Yellowstone, the 370-foot (110 m) wide and 121-foot (37 m) deep Grand Prismatic Spring is also found here. This can be... More 

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

This has some beautiful pools, Grand Prismatic among them. If the steam doesn't block your view, you will love it. It is also the gateway to a beautiful hike up to an overlook and waterfall.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Words can hardly describe the beauty that you will see here. It was by far our favorite among the multiple geyser and hot springs locations. The entrance is located about five miles north of Old Faithful, so it's easy to combine with that trip. Certainly, Grand Prismatic Spring is the highlight, but there are many other sites worth seeing as... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a really amazing place to visit and well worth the short walk it takes to get there. From the parking lot there is easy access to a bridge that goes over the river and leads to a boardwalk that takes you around the basin. From there you take a loop that goes past amazing thermal springs and smoking... More 

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Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Mother Nature at her best. This is a beautiful display of color and geo-thermal magic! It's an easy loop from the parking lot that anyone could manage. It can be quite hot, and a hat or umbrella might suffice on such days.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This easy boardwalk trail is about 8/10’s of a mile. As we walk over the wooden footbridge, our senses become alive with the sights and sounds of the Midway Geyser Basin. A powerful but narrow stream of hot water is cascading down a rocky slide into the Firehole River. The billowy clouds of steam hovering over Excelsior Geyser Crater may... More 

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I had seen wonderful pictures of the Grand Prismatic Spring here and really wanted to see it. Unfortunately, the day we visited proved to be to different from a temp standpoint so there was a massive amount of steam coming off the spring. Regardless, this is worth the short hike. You can see the elements of the prismatic colors (better... More 

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