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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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Midway Geyser Basin is our favorite geyser area

We visited a lot of the geyser areas in July 2016, but not all of them. This area was our favorite, specially Grand Prismatic. Finding a parking spot is difficult, but be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
FamilyTraveler5811
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Michigan
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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Geyser Basin is a great experience. You will feel that you are getting a facial just by standing here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was hard for us to see all the colors like in many photos in books. When we visited there was so much steam we couldnt see the colors. It was very windy too. There are only 2 geysers at this cite so hopefully you will have better luck then us! We just went on a bad day.

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited a lot of the geyser areas in July 2016, but not all of them. This area was our favorite, specially Grand Prismatic. Finding a parking spot is difficult, but be patient, you will eventually get your turn. Do not fly past this area on your way to or from Old Faithful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go here to see the best collection of geysers, and a wonderland of colours. As you park and walk towards the geysers you are welcomed with a foul sulfur smell and steam coming off of the geysers. The midway geysers are at and elevation and you can see the hot water running down the hill. There are atleast 3 important... More 

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Thank Ichecku
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to watch the sunrise and it was amazing ... No lines, no body there as well ! What an amazing sunrise to end our night !

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Thank Sarah G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a classic Yellowstone bus excursion to Midway Geyser Basin. This was a great way to explore this area as it is one of the biggest attractions of the park and constantly busy. Parking is nigh on impossible so arriving by bus (and such a cool bus too) was great. Plus of course we had the benefit of... More 

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Loris, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I cannot say enough how beautiful nature is. This is a prime stop to see this colorful geyser. The pictures are not enough to view it is a see for yourself thing. It is worth the big crowds that gather to look.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are so many amazing things to see in this geyser basin. The thing is, there is a very small parking lot there, so it gets filled up really early. We got there about 8:45 am and already had to park outside of the parking lot on the road. It wasn't such a big deal, it was just annoying because... More 

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Bedminster, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't miss this one. The Grand Prismatic Spring is a must-see. Be sure to go in the afternoon once the steam burns off. Parking was limited, but despite no parking signs along the road, everyone still parked there. Expect to spend about an hour there.

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Thank JLF923
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 2 big features in the basin are the Excelsior Geyser Crater and the Grand Prismatic Spring. The spring is the largest hot spring in the United States, and the third largest in the world. The colors are vibrant especially on a sunny day. Parking in the main lot can fill up quickly though. My family and I got there... More 

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