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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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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

We drove the one-way Firehole Lake Drive twice to see the geysers. Did not get to see the Great Fountain Geyser spout but still interesting sights on the short drive. Many bison in the area resting on the warm ground.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Old Faithful Blew three times right on the predicted time. We took a several mile hike from OF to the other geysers and it was well worth it. When you get to the end of the paved path (there is a bathroom there) you can take an unpaved path which heads off to Biscuit Basin. Take this path! There were... More

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Nashville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

Even though I studied the park website before traveling, we were still amazed at how many colorful geysers and springs exist in Yellowstone NP. The lower geyser basin area is north of the Old Faithful area and Grand Prismatic Spring on Grand Loop Road. Lower Geyser Basin has two areas of activity -- the Fountain Paint Pot and the Firehole... More

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Oroville, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This was our third time to Yellowstone, but have never seen so many geysers all with in a certain time frame. The timing was just perfect for us, sawI Old Faithful twice,beehive geyser, which only goes once a day and grand geyser, as well as sawmill geyser and all within a two hour timeframe boy where we excited.

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We stopped at the Lower Geyser Basin on our way back to Old Faithful Inn, and I'm so glad we did - along the boardwalks there are steam vents, vents that make a huge rumbling noice, and geysers - Fountain Geyser even went off while we were there! The colors and variety are amazing.

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This was my favorite geyser in Yellowstone. The Fountain Paint Pots erupted almost continuously, with huge sprays that you could feel from the path. We stood and watched these for at least 30 min. It's an easy walk, and a must-see at Yellowstone. Give yourself an hour at this spot.

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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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