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Lower Geyser Basin

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Address: Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Phone Number: 18002930148
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Don't miss this, which has the widest view

This basin is far less famous than other basins and geysers. But actually it also has as fascinating geysers as others. Additionally, the boardwalk is even longer on the big... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Yifei L
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This basin is far less famous than other basins and geysers. But actually it also has as fascinating geysers as others. Additionally, the boardwalk is even longer on the big basin. So you will benefit a great view for remote hills, rivers and animals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps a little under rated compared to the Middle and Upper Basins, this is also perhaps the most interesting in terms of variety. It may not have the most spectacular erupting geysers but certainly has some highlights including some Paint Pots. The Basin’s walkways are well laid out and take around the major four different types of thermal activity. Easy... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are a lot of geysers in this twelve square mile area considered Lower Geyser Basin. The Lower Geyser Basin has a HUGE variety of thermal features, including mud pots, geysers, pools, springs, and fumaroles. "Great Fountain Geyser is one of the grand geysers in the Lower Geyser Basin. It erupts from a large, terraced platform with massive bursts exploding... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best place for viewing geysers in the park, the path can be very slick because so many people have passed along the route. Be careful during the rain. The Geyser app works OK, but the 3G service is saturated with users so the refresh time is really limited. Hard to make cell phone calls, hopefully they will improve the bandwidth... More 

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

We almost skipped this because of the amount of people we saw on the walkway and the long line of cars waiting to get into the lot. We ended up parking on the road and walked in. It was an easy loop with lots of unique mud pots, spring and geysers. I like Lower Basin more than Noris Basin which... More 

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Clovis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

As beautiful as it all is, the traffic and crowds tae away from it. Buses of tourists, cars trying to jockey for a parking space, make it a challenge. Although we quickly found a space, we decided to not walk the trail and compete with thousands of foreign tourists. Beautiful basin from the parking lot and road.

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2016

We hit the Lower Geyser Basin late morning, and already parking was full, and we had to park on the road. Well worth the stop! A variety of geysers, including some "paint pots" made for an engaging tour. Worth the stop, even if you have to figure out where to park.

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Myerstown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

My son and I stopped by Ojo Caliente for a photo. Enter Fountain Flats Drive from the Grand Loop Road between Madison and Old Faithful. The Nez Perce picnic area at the entrance to Fountain Flats Drive has a vault toilet. Park in the parking area at the end of Fountain Flats Drive and walk along the old Freight Road... More 

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Newport News, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

On June 14 I went on a photo shoot tour with Cody Wyoming Adventures. It was a 12 hour tour, And it is well worth it to. The tour guide saw that I could not walk that good cause I am slight handicap. He and another man came over to help me out. Wow Yellow Stone National Park In Wyoming... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

We strolled the board walks and took loads of pictures. There are different types in same area. Mud geysers bubble and pop like when your heating spaghetti sauce. Some just steam and some with water. The sulfur smell worse in some areas.

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