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Grand Prismatic Spring

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Address: Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.

Brightly-colored hot spring, the result of algae that live in the water.

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We found that this was a beautiful area, and there were not nearly the people here that other areas had. The walk was not too long and the colors of the springs were just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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sparks nv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found that this was a beautiful area, and there were not nearly the people here that other areas had. The walk was not too long and the colors of the springs were just wonderful. This is a very large spring. The approach to the springs was also fascinating. Again, I think of these kinds of attractions would be hard... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just as colorful and amazing as all the pictures you see. What a sight! And hot - you definitely feels the thermals in the breeze. Careful of all the tourists with large back packs who do not pay attention to space...easy to get knocked off the walkway and this is not somewhere you want to be off the walkway!!

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This has got to be the best of the springs. The colors are different as you go along. It's just hard to believe as you sit and watch them. Grand is not even big enough to describe. A must stop and see.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I did the south loop of the park in a clockwise formation entering from West Yellowstone. Doing so made the Grand Prismatic Spring the last stop of my second day in Yellowstone. I'm glad it happened that way. This is an easy site to take in. There is a boardwalk that will only take you a few minutes to do... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful colors, peaceful creek running but the walkway, great scenic views, best to visit early as the crowds begin to fill up and line the highway with cars and traffic.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Grand Prismatic Spring Take a little time for the visit. Cross walk a bridge on the Firehole River and you can see the water flowed from the site. The colors are beautiful. After a short ride, we reach the top of this place. That's all just magical. The colors are beautiful. We saw traces of legs of bison. On the... More 

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Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

That is wonderful place, very unique, only in yellow stone you can see this. If you like to get better shot, you should go the the place behind the Grand Prismatic Spring, on Google map, marked as picture hill. come at afternoon, the sum light direction is better. To clam up the hill, you need to make a little effort.,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most beautiful and different site I have ever seen. One of the most unexpected thing to see was the different colors of mist rising from the clear blue water as well as the strands of overflow water that had created beautiful colors around the spring. Yellowstone, a wonder of the world!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Too many words here would undermine the humbling nature of experiencing this place first hand. It is absolutely unimaginably beautiful and just as deadly. Stupid tourists should stay away... of course if you are a stupid tourist, you won't heed my advice. Let's put it in perspective- if you don't follow the MANY MANY signs placed here by the National... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Grand Prismatic is unlike anything that I have ever seen. The colors are magnificent in the Midway Geyser Basin. This location seems out of place on Planet Earth. I recently read that more than half of the geysers and hot springs in the world are at Yellowstone. After visiting this area, I am amazed at what I saw! Check it... More 

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