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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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Aurora, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

So many beautiful colors, and a clear blue lake was breathtaking. This geyser hasn't erupted in 29 yrs, but there was still lots of steam and bubbles. It's an easy walk with a large parking area, with a view of the gorgeous Grand Prismatic Spring.

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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We were in Yellowstone for 3 nights and this is our favorite because we were married on a little bridge next to the Basin 14 years, ago.

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Bethesda, Maryland
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131 reviews 131 reviews
41 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

...is rated more highly here. The combination (Sour Lake, Devil's Cauldron, Mud Volcano, etc. is great. Plus they seem to have a resident bison.

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Livingston, Montana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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68 reviews 68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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70 helpful votes 70 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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