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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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Olympia, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Worth the mile round trip walk. Easy accessible and worth it! The opal pool as well as the turquoise pool were a sight to see. The water was bubbling in places...

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Southampton
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a must see. As a hobby photographer couldn't get enough of this place. Any time of day the colours are amazing. When we show friends photos we have to say that the colours are real and have not been photoshopped!

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Jackson, Wyoming
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Number one would be the Old Faithful geyser basin. Some might argue number two would be mammoth but not in the year 2014. Too much stuff is dormant up there. There are three main attractions here. One is grand prismatic Spring which is a stunning pool. Probably one of the most pretty in the park. Excelsior geyser is also here... More

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Brighton
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64 reviews 64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

You need a wide angle lens to be honest. The colours are fantastic at the top pool. Have never seen anything else that comes so close. Vastness of that pool is probably highlight of the 3 basins

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Columbia, Missouri
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136 reviews 136 reviews
83 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

It had just sprinkled so the boardwalks were very slick and we were trying to hurry before it rained harder. Most of the the boardwalks did not contain railings which made it difficult to maneuver through the large crowds. The 4 geothermal features in this area (Excelsior Geyser, Grand Prismatic Spring, Opal Pool and Turquoise Pool) are so unique though,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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124 reviews 124 reviews
53 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The title says it all - a small Geyser Basin with the most beautiful feature in Yellowstone - go early or late to avoid crowds and hope the wind clears the steam rising from Grand Prismatic to get a good view. Fully accessible for strollers.

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Washington, Missouri
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Simply stated: Grand Prismatic Spring, located here, is stunning and looks like something that shouldn't exist outside a fairy tale. The colors of the spring are magnificent and a dream for photographers. They also seem to change in hue and vividness day-to-day depending on the weather, so come back more than once! Excelsior Geyser, dormant for many years now, is... More

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Westerham, United Kingdom
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

For us, this area is the most interesting and varied. Our ranger showed us geysers, thermal springs and the wonder "paint pot" bubbling mud area. On the walkway you can see all of these and the fantastic colours of the brown bacteria around the geysers. The whole area is amazing.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 via mobile

Old Faithful is awesome and a don't miss spot but one of my wife and I favorite spots was the Midway Geyser Basin. Awesome colors!!! Old Faithful and the other geysers are very beautiful but if you are a photographer the Midway Geyser Basin is the place to go.

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San Francisco, USA
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70 reviews 70 reviews
38 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

If you want to visit a really beautiful place that's so unusual that it seems like another planet, this would be the place.

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