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Norris Geyser Basin

Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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An area of bubbling hot springs.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good24%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“geyser basin” (60 reviews)
“longer loop” (8 reviews)
“small museum” (7 reviews)
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Grand Loop Road at Norris, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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"geyser basin"
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"longer loop"
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"small museum"
in 7 reviews
"emerald spring"
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"thermal features"
in 40 reviews
"steam vents"
in 18 reviews
"active geyser"
in 12 reviews
"hot springs"
in 42 reviews
"old faithful"
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"mile loop"
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"parking lot"
in 31 reviews
"great walk"
in 8 reviews
"small geysers"
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"geothermal activity"
in 8 reviews
"late afternoon"
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"steam coming"
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Reviewed yesterday

Norris Geyser Basin is well worth a visit. It's as amazing as the Upper Geyser Basin where Old Faithful is located. We started with the Porcelain Basin though only half the boardwalk was open. But we saw amazing thermal features. After returning to the little...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I have never before heard of anyone rave about this geyser basin, but our family loved it!! We stayed the night at Canyon Lodge and woke early to be at Norris by 8am. There were very few people there and we were able to watch...More

Thank Liltrock
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Each geyser, hot springs has it's own unique colors and formations. I love them all! Nice that there are so many boardwalks to make it easy to photograph and get close. Lots of signs to make sure you stay on the boardwalk and not get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

With Lot of geysers with different colors and detailed descriptions of each geysers/Hot springs . Trail offers lots of geysers including small geyser eruptions.All trails are inter connected and easy to walk . Parking is moderate. We arrived in the morning, after a short wait...More

Thank laxmikant c
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has such a great boardwalk. Easy walk, lots to see and a nice walk down to area from up high. Limited parking on busy days. Great hike to museum of the park ranger

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Spectacular other wordly experience. Bring your camera. It’s unlike anything on earth. Be prepared to walk around the various basins and geysers and experience the diversity of these gems. We spent at least two hours exploring here.

Thank artdob
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While not as well known as Old Faithful, there are so many geysers and springs to see that you must take the time to walk the couple-mile loop and take them in.

Thank EagleEyeBoston
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really neat Geyser basin. Smells like sulfer, as do most of the geysers but great place to stop when on the scenic drive around Yellowstone. Got some great pictures of the geysers and was able to get up close to several of the geysers. Make...More

Thank Lynn C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We missed one of Steamboats eruptions by just 2 hours :( Still a really fun time walking around (with a stroller)

Thank slomo49
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of our first stops in the park. Great view of the Yellowstone lake, too. Be bear aware, but that goes for anywhere in Yellowstone.

Thank Susan T
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