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“Make sure to get out and explore this area” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Upper Geyser Basin

Upper Geyser Basin
Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-7381
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
Hoffman Estates, Illinois
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“Make sure to get out and explore this area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I highly recommend ranger-led walks. What a great way to learn about the supervolcano that you are standing on! Old Faithful is worth seeing, but there is so much more.

Visited July 2014
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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“Truly Awesome Area.... but hard to enjoy with the crowds”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Like nothing else. Every natural feature in this area is worth seeing... unfortunately you have to put up with massive crowds. Go early in the morning or late in the day... it'll still be what we call crowded but at least its not shoulder to shoulder like midday.

Visited August 2013
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Bellingham, Washington
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“Exhilarating”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

The basin is not about one feature but the landscape overall. To know you are walking around such an active geo-thermal area is mind boggling on it's own. The smells of various pools leave a bit to be desired but the sites and sounds are amazing.

To hear the power of some of the steam vents is awe inspiring leaving you questioning how one can even be permitted to wander around such a landscape.

Being able to look into the crust of the earth and see water boiling away is pretty neat. Look for the small things and you won't miss the large ones. One of the most intriguing on our trip was the Little Vixen geyser. This thing, although on no scale with Old Faithful, began spurting out water 6 feet high and wouldn't stop. It continued on for so long we decided to move on while it was still erupting.

Visited May 2014
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“"Beautiful"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

I have dreamed of visiting Yellowstone for a very long time. Well we finally made it July 2014. It did not disappoint. We stayed with the main attractions and walking paths due to having young children. And the one thing that was disappointing was the rudeness of some of the large tour groups touring through Yellowstone.

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Nm_roadrunner
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“Wow, so great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Another can't miss in Yellowstone. It's highly worthwhile to do the entire boardwalk in Upper Geyser Basin. There's so much to see!

Visited July 2014
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