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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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This is an expansive area of the earths activity in process. I say must see, as the variety of colors, steam coming up from the earth and how wide open it is, makes it another... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Hattie748
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Newport, Oregon
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Newport, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an expansive area of the earths activity in process. I say must see, as the variety of colors, steam coming up from the earth and how wide open it is, makes it another unique and must see in Yellowstone.

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice stop while driving the park. You can walk and get close enough for good photos but it feels safe. I didn't see many animals in this area which surprised me. But like most places in the park it's really beautiful.

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Yorkshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The Midway Geyser Basin can be viewed from a boardwalk trail that has been constructed to protect the mud from visitors feet traipsing over, This does not stop the illiterate elk. We saw their prints, but no elk. There are lots of notice boards with information about the area and explanations about the colours due to the micro-organisms responsible for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Words failed me when I saw the Grand Prismatic Spring. The rainbow color is everywhere. It is said that it would be great to look down from the nearby mountain top.

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

A must do if it's your first time to Yellowstone. Parking can be daunting. Come here early in the morning or after dinner & you can skip the added stress.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

The Midway Geyser Basin includes the Grand Prismatic Spring, Excelsior Geyser Crater, Turquoise Pool, and Opal Pool along with the Firehole River to cross over. Amazing walk and worth it in so many ways, a must see while in Yellowstone. Weather was great the day that I visited, around 80 degrees and slightly cloudy. Hold onto your belongings as gust... More 

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San Marcos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

This is my favorite of all of the Geyser basins. The colors created by the Bacteria Mats are amazing. To see the water come from the Excelsior Geyser and Grand Prismatic Pool and run down to the river is really awe inspiring.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

On our way into Yellowstone we stopped to see almost all the geysers. Unfortunately we (four of us) didn't realize that the tour we signed up for on the following day was exactly what we already saw. The guys did the tour again but my friend and I decided to sit it out. We sat on the bench while a... More 

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Amsterdam, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

We were taken away by the different geysers in the Yellowstone area. The venting of the steam was a sight to see.

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Midway Basin is the home to Grand Chromatic Springs. It as also full of wonderful colors elsewhere. Get here early as the car park fills up early, specially as the lower carpark south of here is closed due to construction. There are a lot of people here, and many of them are completely inconsiderate, particularly the ones carrying selfie sticks... More 

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