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Lower Geyser Basin

Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Geologic Formations
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This is another short walk, suitable for young children. There are several small geyers continuously erupting. Beautiful pools of water. Great photo op area. A couple of the young ones in our party were bothered by the steam from the geyers. The said it hurt their eyes as we walked past areas where the steam drifted onto the walkway.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We liked the mud pots at the start of the walk the best. And Celestine pool was the next best geyser to see. The whole walk was easy, but if you have just a short period of time or can't walk far, these two sights are both close to the entrance.

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Saginaw, MI
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

If I was short on time, I probably would not stop at this basin. There are better areas to see geysers and thermal pools. Old Faithful is located in the Upper Geyser Basin. Imperial Geyser and Great Fountain Geyser are both located here and are neat to see, but I wouldn't say that it is a must to stop here.... More

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Tavernier, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

OLD Faithful was GREAT. Parking was a nightmare, thought the area was more than a touristy area. It goes off once every 90 minutes or so. Benches around the area are not for the weak backed. But when it went off was gorgeous, was a little cloudy, so bet a beautiful sunny day would have been better

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Lower geyser basin is one of several boardwalk accessible basins in the Old Fathful area. The boardwalks get you very close to the areas of interest. There are a lot of springs and some of them are very active. This is another area you should try and make time for while at Yellowstone.

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Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We were traveling from Mammoth down to Grant and visited many of the geysers on the way down. Starting with Roaring Mountain, north of Norris. This one was a short shop at a pull in off the main road.The barren hillside is alive with fumaroles letting off steam, while the lower sections closer to the road have some low growing... More

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Hamilton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Old Faithful! (A thousand spectators can't be wrong!) This is the best of the geyser basins - Riverside Geyser was my favorite! Morning glory is beautiful. Trails are the best I have seen.

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Phenix City, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

so many geysers in yellowstone, so you get overloaded after awhile. Still, you hate to miss seeing any of them while you are there.

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Duluth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

The Lower Geyser Basin spread out with several small clusters of features. There is not one boardwalk or stop for the basin, but most of the features are found at the Fountain Paint Pot boardwalk and along the Firehole Lake Drive. Both of these are reviewed here separately and well worth the time. Neither is a long stop (Fountain Paint... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

A good place to stop to experience a variety of thermal activity from Great Fountain Geyser that is continually spurting water into the air to the Mud Pots that are contantly bubbling away. Perhaps not as picturesque as some of the other basins but a wonderful place nonetheless. The boardwalk takes around 20-30 minutes including picture stops.

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