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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: +1 800-293-0148
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Powerful works of nature constantly evolving the landscape unlike anything I've ever seen before. The views are breathtaking just make sure you take time to take it all in and not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
ShadowAce888
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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Shreveport, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Powerful works of nature constantly evolving the landscape unlike anything I've ever seen before. The views are breathtaking just make sure you take time to take it all in and not through a camera screen truest enjoy in with your eyes

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Lower Geyser Basin, relative to the other two (MIdway and Upper) is kind of a misnomer. That is, it is the northernmost geyser basin on the west side, south of Madison Junction. It includes Fountain Paint Pot and Firehole Lake Drive, a one way 3-mile road. All four geothermal "types" (fumaroles, hot springs, geysers, and mud pots) are present.... More 

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This is a large flat area full of mist from the heat and small erupting formations. It is a half mile circle walk with beautiful blue pools of steaming water and boiling pots of mud.

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

This the area just South of Madison Junction. It includes Fountain Paint Pots & Firehole Lake Drive. If it's your first trip to Yellowstone, it's a must do!

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Long Valley, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

The Lower Geyser Basin has lots of different features all in one place. The Fountain Paintpots are bubbling mud. It also has Silex Spring plus geysers and fumaroles. Check out the colors on the flats around the springs. Expansive views also across to the Firehole River.

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Cary, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

We saw a geyser shoot much higher than Old Faithful. The entire area is covered with geysers, some just bubbling and others trying their best to erupt.

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Smyrna, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

There is a density here of interesting and different natural features here that is unique in all the world. Try to beat the crowds and enjoy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Animals in the road, Geyser not on time, tourist holding up foot traffic to get selfies, inconsiderate drivers, lots of people (even in October). Five minutes before Old Faithful was supposed to go, we had a white-out snow storm. Couldn't see it at all. But, the skies cleared and we saw it 1.5 hour later. It was beautiful, wildlife aplenty.... More 

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Scotts Valley CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

just a warning to all who expect Old Faithful to perform on schedule !! You can spend the better part of a day here, there is so much to see !! I was NOT looking forward to visiting Old Faithful, since I was expecting an overwhelming mass of cars and people …. We had encountered some difficulties with parking in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Such a density of interesting and different natural features is unrivalled anywhere in the world, so not to be missed.

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