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West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Address: Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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This was so beautiful. This is a must see on your bucket list!! I am ready to go back and take more pictures. Yellowstone is a must go to park!!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was so beautiful. This is a must see on your bucket list!! I am ready to go back and take more pictures. Yellowstone is a must go to park!!

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Redmond, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There was steam everywhere! A perfect place to start out if you haven't seen hot springs/pools before!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not many people have visited Yellowstone National Park. Tourists from overseas go to New York, Miami, Orlando, etc. They never realize that the United States has some of the best natural wonders in the world! I totally loved being at this place! I loved reading about the geysers and then seeing it myself! This place in particular was breath-taking! I... More 

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Explore, Explore, Explore, the geysers are sensory overload and they look like you can just dive into them, so crystal clear and the turquoise is inviting, but upon seeing them bubble and the smell of sulfur, you know they are off limits.

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Pune, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

beautiful shades of orange n Blue due to the mineral deposits. The geothermal phenomena are really due to active volcanic Carter in which the Yellowstone park is located.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I really liked this area because looking at the pools with the lake in the background was just so incredibly beautiful and serene. Black pool and Abyss pool were my favorites! You should definitely take 30 minutes out of your day to check out this area. Try to come when the sun is brightest so you can really see the... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

This stop is pretty interesting and there's a nice walkaway all around hot beds and geysers. The smell is very supheric-y. But some of the pools are pretty cools. There are some geysers here too. This stop makes you feel for just a few minutes, like you'e on a different planet. It's a unique stop for sure.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

There are bigger and more spectacular geyser basins in the park, but it is still unique and a site you would struggle to find anywhere outside Yellowstone. Since it is located along the main park roads between bigger attractions a short stop will not be disappointing.

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Bli Bli, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Maybe the wind was wrong or there wasn't sufficient daylight but this looks better in a photo than it did on the day we saw it.

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washington state
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

West Thumb Geyser is a delight. The boardwalk is well designed (please ensure you remain on it) and you have a chance to see marvelous thermal springs, pools, paint pots and geysers close-up. The most interesting to me is Fisherman's Geyser, now fairly covered by the lake, but in the past was used by Fishermen to cook their fish still... More 

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