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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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Like no place on earth

I am sad to read reports that people looking for the grand prismatic spring are disappointed that the "are no signs" to mark it. All water attractions are clearly marked on the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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370 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am sad to read reports that people looking for the grand prismatic spring are disappointed that the "are no signs" to mark it. All water attractions are clearly marked on the park map but in blue ink. The sign to look for, 10 km west of old faithful or 4 km southeast of fountain paint pots, is for the... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took a lot of pictures! There were all sorts of colors, from red to blue! The were a lot of people at this attraction. The highest geyser, Steamboat Geyser (300 feet), is located here.

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Chico, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Old Faithful area is great for geysers and hot springs but be sure to stop at Midway and Lower Basins for more impressive sites.

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I love the different colors of the Midway Geyser Basin. If you are into photography you can have so much fun with photographing all of the different geysers Yellowstone has to offer.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This was the only place in the entire park that we had to wait for parking. It was packed! And for good reason- all of the springs here are worth seeing! The most notable is Grand Prismatic Spring. The colors are so pretty! I wish they would make an elevated viewing area at the boardwalk so you could see its... More 

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Thank iLive4Adventuring
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85 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Otherwise this basin is pretty but not outstanding. I know little about geology so for me the springs and geysers are mostly about appearance, not science behind it. I am sure it is a unique place, and having a guide would have been beneficial.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This small but spectacular geyser basin is six miles north of the Old Faithful area. One of the highlights along the banks of the Firehold River is the Grand Prismatic Spring and Excelsior Geyser which flows into the river. The Grand Prismatic is Yellowstone's largest hot spring and a boardwalk loop provides visitors with a close-up view of it's stunning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Relatively short walk, but well worth it. We loved the steam and wind contrast that happens when you go thru the loop. Grand prismatic is a must. The parking was easier compare to other geyser basins.

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washington state
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152 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 393 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Don't miss the beauty of these springs, including Grand Prismatic and others. The photographs tend to speak for themselves. The boardwalks are expertly placed, so please observe the caution signs and don't do dumb things like stepping off. We caught a herd of buffalo chilling at the springs runn-off. Really unique photos! Many people lose situational awareness as they attempt... More 

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Salinas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

So glad we went to Midway. The colors and flow of the activity was quite unique and well worth the walk.

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