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“Awesome!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Grand Prismatic Spring

Grand Prismatic Spring
Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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Owner description: Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.
Pawtucket, Rhode Island
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“Awesome!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is a unique and beautiful experience. You can take one of the trails to see the view from higher up, but the boardwalks are still a great view.

Visited May 2013
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

although you cant get the full force of this spring with its colorful look, you could see the different colors at ground level, there are board walks around the outside of the spring and other springs to look at.

Visited June 2013
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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“Gorgeous!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Absolutley gorgeous!! I just wish that the walkway was higher up so you could view and appreciate the colors of Grand Prismatic Springs. Overall, it is beyond beautiful!

Visited June 2013
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Pinnacle, North Carolina
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“Awesome”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

There is now way to see the colors from the ground that they put on a postcard but it is still worth the walk up to see this. Be patient and wait for the wind to shift and you can see some interesting colors in the spring. If you start out walking from the left, don't miss the great shot of the river between the trees!

Visited June 2013
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New York City, New York
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“So hot it's cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

I went to the spring one cold morning, so the condensation coming off of it showed only a hint of its splendid color. I did not get the view of its rainbow colors as in photos I've seen, but I understand there is a hike where you can see it from above on the adjacent hill. The whole area surrounding Grand Prismatic Spring is full of interesting features and a great walk.

Visited June 2013
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