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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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Two amazing sights

There are really just two main features here--the Grand Prismatic Spring and a dormant geyser that's now a huge blue pool. But they are both amazing and absolutely worth a stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

There are really just two main features here--the Grand Prismatic Spring and a dormant geyser that's now a huge blue pool. But they are both amazing and absolutely worth a stop.

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Suffern, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Although Midway geyser does not get the respect of Old Faithful, I found it well worth a stop for 30 minutes to walk its trails. The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest hot spring in Yellowstone and provides beautiful colors and much hot moist wind. My glasses steamed up at times due to the intense heat. The Excelsior geyser appears... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Nice view of a large number of geysers, probably my second favorite area of the park. Didn't see the huge geysers that they had at the upper basin, but more color.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This was an amazing sight. There is an elevated walkway to protect the geysers to give visitors good views. The colours were simply amazing. A must-see.

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Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Parking is difficult- very crowded. This is where the Grand Prismatic Basin is located. That is a MUST see.

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Northridge, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Beware parking here can be a real problem! That being said, find a time when you can park and take the walk. The sites are beautiful and the path is user friendly. Wheelchairs can use most of this walkway.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I have been taking visitors to this particular Geyer for over 20 years. The Grand Prismatic is over 300 feet across and well worth the hike up the hill to view it in all of it's colorful glory. And, it could go off at anytime . . .

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Although there were lots of buses and it was hard to find a place to park - this is a "must see" area of the park!

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Manchester, MI USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Beautiful colors in the hot springs! It was very pretty to walk around, and you can see buffalo hoof prints in the mud.

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Medford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Make a stop here as this is where you will find the Grand Prismatic Spring. It's a must see in my opinion. The colors are amazing, just like you see in the books. It is an easy walk along a boardwalk. You can get some great pictures here!

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