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West Thumb Geyser Basin

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Address: Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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deep deep deep

These geysers are deep deep deep. Be very careful as you can be burned if you get too close. It is a great experience and great picture to take.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Steven D
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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I enjoyed the beauty of this place, moderate hike to see it all but enjoyable and the Ranger was very nice and answered my questions

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Stoughton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These geysers are deep deep deep. Be very careful as you can be burned if you get too close. It is a great experience and great picture to take.

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Pensacola, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stopped here to hike the Lake Overlook Trail and the Duck Lake Trail which are in this area. Besides enjoying the trails, we had a picnic lunch in the picnic area and walked around all the geysers and hot springs. It was a great place and not as crowded as other locations. We loved seeing the... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The majority say to skip this little basin, but this is actually one that I would suggest. It's a small area and you could easily cover it within a half hour. We spent about an hour in the early morning around 7am. Not crowded at all, there were maybe a dozen other people. The steam rising from the lake and... More 

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was the first geyser basin we saw in Yellowstone Park and I loved it. The basin is adjacent to lake and is beautiful, especially in the evening. This basin was initially in low priority places to see in the park, which was a mistake. It definitely is worth a visit and am glad that we did not miss it.... More 

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Laval, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

this was our first pit stop in yellowstone. i don't know what we were expecting, but it was great to see the different colours in the springs, the steam, and feel the heat. the kids were excited to see the other areas after stopping here. worth the stop to walk around.

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The walk around this area was more rewarding than Old Faithful due to the lack of crowds. There are no lines and the traffic is light.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not high up on a lot of people's lists, but this basin was probably my favorite. The location on the lake is different, and it's great to see the geysers in the lake. Black Pool is simply amazing. There weren't many people there at 6 p.m. and it was a quiet, beautiful visit. I highly recommend this place!

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Renton, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Grant Village, so this was very close to our hotel. It was crowded even early in the morning. Parking was difficult, but people are always coming ad going. I recommend the bigger loop if you have time because it's worth it.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing the lower basin, the excelsior pool, upper basin with old faithful, this area can be disappointing. You can go if you have time and seen all other spots. The abyss pool looks like any other pool in the area.

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