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Midway Geyser Basin

Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Traveler Description: The Midway Geyser Basin is one of the unexpected delights of Yellowstone if you have not visited before. It is well marked and just off the road... more »
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Waterford, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

The Grand Prismatic is the best in Yellowstone. Excelsior spring is beautiful blue with a lot if steam. Don't miss the area!

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Denver, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Be sure to stop here it is awesome. Love the bridge over the river to walk around this area. Also love the Grand Prismatic Spring here and the hats that have blown off heads and into Excelsior Geyser were obvious!

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Missouri Valley, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Wonderful! Pretty crowded when we were there but found parking. Very interesting and amazing! A must see on your Yellowstone list.

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

This Basin was much larger than we expected. It's quite impressive to take it all in. Worth a stop... and bring your camera!

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

This is an instant MUST see because it hosts grand prismatic spring, one of the most photographed places in YNP... If you are lucky, the water in the pools won't be boiling hard so that the steam won't come in front of everything....

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San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Beautiful colors, very photogenic. I visited this place around noon and was a very pleasant experience, except there are parking problems around July-August. On the other side of the geyser is a small lake with still water showing perfect reflection of the sky. Consider visiting during dawn or dusk for less crowds and peaceful time over here during the summer... More

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Nashville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I could not wait to get back home and take one of the photos and have it enlarged and framed! It was unbelievable and still surprises me that I enjoyed something so wonderful and such a part of nature. Go in the morning, early, so you can appreciate the serenity!

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Lehi, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I loved everything about this area and learned much about the action of the Excelsior pool that pours 4,000 gallons a minute of hot water into the Firefighter river making it warm and inviting to swim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

So many geysers and thermal features. Very nice photo opportunities. This also comes with the Grand Prismatic Spring.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There are several worth while thermal features at this stop as well as some nice photo opportunities. Grand Prismatic is of course the big show but the Opal Pool and Excelsior geyser are both very interesting and big too. Take at least an hour here.

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