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Norris Geyser Basin

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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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Worth a visit, stick to the boardwalk for safety! These pools are HOT (and can be deadly)

This was our first time walking among the geysers so it was a cool experience and worth a stop. Just DO be sure to stick to the boardwalks and hold onto your kids - these are not... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Boulder, Colorado
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was our first time walking among the geysers so it was a cool experience and worth a stop. Just DO be sure to stick to the boardwalks and hold onto your kids - these are not playgrounds or pools to play in and around, they are very hot and the ground is fragile and thin and people have fallen... More 

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Inland Northwest, Us
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hottest spot on the earth - geysers everywhere, steam coming off of surfaces all around you, beautifully colored deep thermal pools - that's what you see as you take the walkway in Norris Geyser Basin. We took the Porcelain walkway, which is only 3/4 of a mile. It does have gentle slopes down and good stairs coming back up.... More 

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Roanoke
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed walking through this area as a stop on our way from the Canyon area to the Upper Geyser Basin.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful close up experience with the geothermal activity in Yellowstone. Arrive early to avoid the crowds or go late in the evening. It gets so packed they close the parking lot! A must see in the park!

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We spent too much valuable time here. Main huge open basin area is well worth walking, but hiking other trails robbed us of time we should have budgeted to see Midway Geyser Basin and its famous Prismatic Pool--regret we missed this more-famous and beautiful feature because we walked the other trails at Norris. Other trails at Norris are worthwhile if... More 

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very little vegetation is present in this hostile environment and there are a multitude of geysers and hotsprings to view - all unique in some way, all boiling, bubbling and emitting fumes. This all reminds you that Yellowstone is a huge super-volcano. Stay on the boardwalk for your own safety - and keep a close eye on kids to make... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of our favorite sites. There are two basins here and both are well worth a walk-around. We got there in the early evening, which was perfect because there were fewer people and the scenery was especially beautiful as the sun was setting. We toured the Porcelain Basin that night and it was truly stunning. Don't miss this... More 

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Parsippany, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking is tough at the spots in Yellowstone. I was lucky to get a spot at the Norris Geyser Basin. You take a walk down a slope and then around a boardwalk taking in all of the beautiful scenery including mini and small geysers. Everywhere you look there is something to see and smell (rotten egg odor from the sulphur... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a short 1.5 mile trail filled with beautiful, diverse geysers. I didn't see the other geyser basins, but didn't feel like I needed to after that trail. So gorgeous!

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Laval, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had heard that there were bison in this area. we went to the basin in the afternoon and we were surprised. we parked and i walked over to the bathroom, but there was a park ranger that told me that the bathroom was closed. so i started walking up the path to see the geysers. that's when i saw... More 

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