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Address: Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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An area of bubbling hot springs.

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There is so much to see here

I only walked around the Porcelain Basin but there are many boardwalk trails to walk and see the incredible number of geysers, fumaroles and springs. And it is not as 'stinky' as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
steelergirl87
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pittsburgh, pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I only walked around the Porcelain Basin but there are many boardwalk trails to walk and see the incredible number of geysers, fumaroles and springs. And it is not as 'stinky' as some other similar spots. It is a vast area and it is probably a good idea to visit more than once so you can cover separate parts -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of our favourite stops. The setting & outlook very lovely. Well worth a visit. Make time to go there.

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Albright, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Something everyone should see. Hard to explain. Beautiful area. Great experience I would not like to take little kids there it would make me too nervous.

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Westminster, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a unique yet beautiful walk. Filled with the wonderful geological features of Yellowstone. We walked the West side and you have to stay on the boardwalk.

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Thank Karen R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This basin undergoes striking changes from visit to visit as it seems to expand continuously. The thermal features move around and the new forest from the 1988 fires make this a great place on the park to visit on a regular basis

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Santa Ana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You know you are on top of a Volcano when you see the many geysers along the road. They pop up everywhere. The smell I love the smell of sulfur and you will smell it every where. There is signs stay on pass who would be stupid enough to leave the path???? steam rising you knows it is hot bubbling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Norris was the first place my husband and I viewed the beauty of what is underneath Yellowstone. It actually turned out to be our favorite geyser basin. The landscape is truly from another world. You won't regret your time spent here!

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Evansville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed this place so much. Most of the features were smallish, but there were so many of them within a fairly compact walk. There was a nice variety (geysers, mud pots, and steam vents) and a few of the geysers erupt frequently, like every few minutes. The boardwalk was wooded, rather than open (at least in parts), which added... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went at dusk and we happened to catch a perfect skyline. The light and the sky made everything look extra special. A great time of day to go.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Norris Geyser basin ranks as the hottest thermal area within the park and is home to interesting ground colors and geysers including the Steambot geyser, the tallest predictable geyser in the world. The various trails come in varying degrees of distance each offering its own unique thermal features and I would definitely recommend visiting the Norris basin.

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