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

The entire region between the firehole drive and the fountain paint pots trail is so full of remarkable oddities that It could occupy an entire day, or more. Usually, passing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
jesse o
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Jackson, Wyoming
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Jackson, Wyoming
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381 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The entire region between the firehole drive and the fountain paint pots trail is so full of remarkable oddities that It could occupy an entire day, or more. Usually, passing through quickly, I only take advantage of the 1 km paint pots trail showing off each of the four kinds of geothermal features within an amazingly small area. On my... More 

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Hong Kong
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60 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of the favorite spots in Yellowstone National Park. You will not miss this part because, while walking, you will suddenly smell something and then see repeated eruptions from the ground. Prepare for a fully charged battery as you would like to take both photos and video. What a wonderful nature on earth.

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Thank Ah Law
Atlanta
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332 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I think my husband was beginning to get tired of all the geysers, but I could not. I just didn't want to miss one of them.

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Thank Merrigypsy
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This location was the first time I saw a Geyser and I love it! this is by the entrance on the right side before the first Geyser.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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73 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Two different sunsets evening outings were breathtaking--one at Fountain Paint Pots and the other at Great Fountain Geyser on the Firehole Lake Drive. The former with no crowds (shhh--don't tell anyone else) , the latter with incredible reflections in the water.

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Thank TheLemonCookies
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 via mobile

Old Faithful and the dozens of geysers in the lower basin would make a splendid national park on their own. This assembly of some of the world's largest geysers and hot springs reminds us of the earth's power. Make sure you take one or more of the many walking tours. Don't miss this.

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Thank Robert G
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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170 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

So much to see in one small area. Easy walks along the boardwalks. Be sure to get some scheduled geyser times and sit and enjoy the show.

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Thank MrsBo
Paso Robles, California
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This has some of the prettiest pools and geysers in the park. It's always beautiful no matter what the weather is like. Grand Prismatic is really impressive. These are easy, quick hikes for those who are visiting for a day or 2. Cold mornings produce a lot of steam, but if you wait a minute the breeze will blow it... More 

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Miami, Florida
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148 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Park your car and take the loop around the area all the way to the Great Fountain Geyser. This one is constantly going up in multiple dancing waters and different heights.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

This is apart of the yellowstone park and every geyser has its story if you are interested. A quick stop is recommended here

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