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“My favorite geothermal area in Yellowstone” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Midway Geyser Basin

Midway Geyser Basin
Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“My favorite geothermal area in Yellowstone”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Be sure to stop here. Place is amazing. Parking lot is small and fills up quickly. The boardwalk is a 1/2 mile loop around Turquoise Pool, Opal Pool, Grand Prismatic Spring, and Excelsior Geyser.

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Plainfield, Connecticut
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“Grand Prismatic Spring and Hiking!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

This area affords gorgeous thermal features like Grand Prismatic Spring and Excelsior Geyser. If you want an flat hike Fairy Falls is worth the time. Great views of thermal areas!

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Benicia, California
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“Dramatic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

The runoff from the geysers and pools streaming into the Firehole River is beautifully dramatic! It was somewhat crowded the day we visited, maybe because it was mid-afternoon and the sunlight enhances the experience, as the colors are more vivid. One hour was more than enough time to see it all.

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Dallas, Texas
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“One of our favorite basins”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We loved this one and the Black Sand the most! The colors from the pools are just gorgeous! The shape is quite interesting too!

Visited August 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Essential Stop, only wish it was "wild"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Busloads of people even on a not-so-busy day. Hit the visitors center first to check the geyser forecasts and plan your day around that. The view of Old Faithful is much better from the overlook trail, or the second story terrace at the Old Faithful Inn than it is at the benches right next to the geyser. Castle is much more impressive so be sure to check out that on. Beehive is probably my best so be sure to check that one out if you are lucky enough to see it.

Visited September 2012
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