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Midway Geyser Basin

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Address: Grand Loop Road, Midway between Madison & Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Awesome colorful Geyser Basin with Grand Prismatic

One of the most colorful Geyser Basin and possibly the best one to visit if you are short on time, and deciding which one to pick. It is the most picturesque place in the park for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most colorful Geyser Basin and possibly the best one to visit if you are short on time, and deciding which one to pick. It is the most picturesque place in the park for Geysers. The board walk takes you around to various thermal areas, but you won't be able to get the iconic pic of Grand prismatic... More 

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Sioux City, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stopped here early in the day and there weren't many people out. There are a couple of very unique features here along the Firehole River that are worth stopping for.

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Hercules, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stopped here when the sun was starting to go down so some of the areas were hard to see due to the glare the sun created on some of the pools, but it was still very pretty. I highly recommend stopping here and walking around the wooden walkways.

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Lenexa, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was well worth the wait. We actually enjoyed this stop more than Old Faithful. The colors are amazing. A lot of people opted to park up on the road and walk in because the parking lot was full.

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Adelaide
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This area is quite large with a small walkway over the river taking you into the thermal area. Make sure you hats are well secured as it can be gusty and once the hat is gone you can't get it back. Lots of water rushing over the edge into the river. very busy area with usual buses etc so try... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking was a little busy and it's a nice pathway to walk around. A lot of nice views along the way.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited this over a dozen times & is a must see attraction. Parking can be a problem during the summer. The Grand Prismatic Spring is the largest in North America & is best seen from the hills behind (closed this summer due to trail renovations). Put your hands in the Firehole River across from the basin to appreciate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Among all the basins at yellowstone national park, we personally liked the most midway geyser basin. Mesmerizing view of basin makes me feel like the Earth is alive.

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Oklahoma City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We expected to get a good view of Grand Prismatic spring here. We didn't. There was so much steam and wind that it was impossible to really see it. My grandson insisted we were never there because the pictures in the guidebooks show the full spring with all of its colors! It was so obscured by the steam that he... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've visit this spot every time we go to Yellowstone. Easy walk on the boardwalk. Visit during the middle of the day if possible to see the best colors in the Grand Prismatic Spring. We've been in the evening, and the sun isn't able to reflect the colors. This spring is amazing though. Amazing colors. However, avoid this attraction in... More 

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