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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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Very big and widely spread Geyser Basin

Now that I visited Rotorua recently in New Zealand, I can compare the volcanic and Geyser activity in Yellowstone to be like at least 20 times bigger. My suggestion will be to go... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Now that I visited Rotorua recently in New Zealand, I can compare the volcanic and Geyser activity in Yellowstone to be like at least 20 times bigger. My suggestion will be to go visit Yellowstone National Park and then you can skip Rotorua as it is very small version.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop off at, and take some time to look around, remember timing is important to go back late afternoon

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A narrow, snow-packed path allows for a hike to the geyser basin. Lovely. Trees are covered and laden with snow: magical. Careful the path can be slippery. It does not go all around the basin as in the summer. The hot springs are hot, so snow covers the surrounding area of the clear hot springs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Explore the hot geysers A trip to the United States of America is not complete without visiting Yellowstone National Park. Spread over 9000 square kilometres, the park extends into Idaho and Montana along with Wyoming. The whole of the national park is based around the Yellowstone Lake and Cradle, the largest active super volcano of the American continent. It houses... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Visited this geyser basin late afternoon in January. The low angle sunlight was beautiful. Guide led us to Fountain Geyser just as it erupted. A memorable experience. Walked around the other hydrothermal features for over an hour. Worth every minute. An amazing and beautiful place, especially in winter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2016

Like all the other geyser bassins in Yellowstone this was is also very impressing. And just like everywhere the are many tourists. It doesn't matter what day, time or month you come it's always crowdy.

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

A clean cool stream enters this hot spot and exits with scalding water from the many mini-geysers. It is an easy loop but the start/end is a hike down/up hill. It is halfway between Old Faithful and Mammoth. You need two days to see all three locations and a full tank of gas. We took water with us but not... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Parking was tight, but it was worth waiting for a spot. Absolutely stunning views of the geysers and hot springs!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

I think the Norris Basin area was my favourite part of YNP. It is a vast area, and even though many people visit it, we are spread out along the boardwalk system and the number of geysers and other spectacles are carrying on all beside us. There are two parts to Norris, and both deserve a visit. Tip: go there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Love these beautful basins! They're lovely to view! Be sure to bring your camera! Sometimes you can feel the heat coming off of them.

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