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Address: Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Very interesting!

Amazing views. Like being on another planet. Really enjoyed walking on the boardwalks and seeing nature in action.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Winston Salem, North Carolina

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Amazing views. Like being on another planet. Really enjoyed walking on the boardwalks and seeing nature in action.

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Fountain Paint Pots and Firehole Lake Drive are part of the Lower Geyser Basin and I have reviewed them separately. The Lower Geyser Basin covers about 11 square miles.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Compared with Norris and Upper Geyser Basin, I think that Lower Geyser basin may come close, but not quite to their level of interest. We did see Great Fountain Geyser erupt once on a previous visit – and that was certainly impressive.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This is the old faithful basin. Lots and lots of interesting geysers. Good viewing area and places to sit

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Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Upper Geyser basing is cooler, but this place is just as cool. The features here are always at work and the pools are very colorful.

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Albert Lea, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The parking can be a nightmare, it was hard to find a spot to park, as it was so busy, and we almost skipped stopping here!! Glad we found a parking spot just as we were ready to give up! The Lower Basin is really cool. It is crazy to think when you're in Yellowstone you are literally standing on... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

What a wonderful place to stop and view the beauty! Large variety and each geyser basin you stop is different and worth viewing!! The crowd moves rather quickly and I never had a problem getting the pictures that I wanted. Parking is challenging at times but, wasn't too bad - we arrived early in the morning but as we were... More 

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Many pass by this area on their way to Yellowstone's other, more touted jewels. The basin is quieter than the Upper Basin (the one with Old Faithful), but there are still some geysers and springs. The paint pots are different than many of the other features in the park as they have more mud in them and when active, are... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This place was really cool. It still boggles my mind that when you're in Yellowstone you are literally standing on an active volcano. Lower Geyser is an excellent reminder of the volatile volcano beneath. The area is easily accessible via a wood boardwalk. Parking can be a little difficult. I was there in the mid afternoon and it was busy.... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We didn't stop at this attraction, but did get to view it from the street as we drove by. These geysers appeared to be more steam vents than actual blow in the air geysers. However, they were still captivating from afar.

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Address: Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park

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