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West Thumb Geyser Basin

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West Thumb Geyser Basin

879 Reviews
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See the many landmarks of Yellowstone National Park in a single day on a full-day small-group tour. The comprehensive excursion is perfect for travelers who are short on time, but want to enjoy the park without feeling rushed. Itinerary highlights include Old Faithful, Yellowstone Lake, Fountain Paint Pots, and multiple famous geysers. Throughout the tour, your guide provides in depth commentary on the local geology, wildlife, and wildfires.
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parksvisitor wrote a review Dec 2020
Maple Grove, Minnesota1,000 contributions368 helpful votes
I would rate this group of geysers as #2 in the park. Beautiful colors and clarity, and of course you are looking out over the lake. It's easy accesses and the boardwalks are short and very manageable.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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examiner1120 wrote a review Oct 2020
81 contributions52 helpful votes
A beautiful spot. We entered YNP from Cody on the East side so this was the first real geyser area we visit after passing Fishing Bridge. What a lovely spot right on the lake with the mountains in the back. There are some beautiful turquoise and sapphire colored features here. A lovely board walk takes you through the whole site and along the lake. Don't skip it. Budget about 45 mins for this one in my opinion.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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phat_dawg_21 wrote a review Oct 2020
Alpharetta, Georgia9,506 contributions620 helpful votes
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This is one of the largest thermal basins and it is especially pretty because it is set along the shore of Yellowstone Lake. Some of the thermal features are actually set in the lake. Easy access from the boardwalk. Large parking area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Melaney68 wrote a review Oct 2020
Chesapeake Beach, Maryland8,684 contributions556 helpful votes
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Parking was tricky in this location. During high season you may have to circle the lot a few times. Expect the geysers to smell like rotten eggs. (We were amused at the responses from the kids.) There is a nice boardwalk over the geysers and you can take some incredible pictures of the geysers with Yellowstone Lake in the background.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Hollie R wrote a review Oct 2020
Detroit173 contributions103 helpful votes
There are geysers and basins EVERY-freakin'-where in yellowstone and they're all so different and unique. it seems like a lot but make sure you see them all!
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Date of experience: August 2020
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