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“How many breathtaking shades of blue can you enjoy?”

West Thumb Geyser Basin
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$285.00*
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour
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Vancouver, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
115 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
“How many breathtaking shades of blue can you enjoy?”
Reviewed November 16, 2012

West Thumb tends to get windy, and the wind can be cold. Bring along a good jacket, even in summer. The Painted Pools are beautiful on a clear day. Gaze into the blue and bluer depths of Abyss and Black Pools. Admire the Fishing Cone, where people once cooked their trout while still on the line! A good portion of the boardwalk travels right along the shoreline of the vast Yellowstone Lake.

Visited September 2012
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Washington, DC
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87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“All the geothermal features in one spot!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Don't miss west thumb. There might not be huge geysers but there are beautiful hot springs, mud pots and fumaroles right on Lake Yellowstone. The boardwalk is easily navigable and there are some great photo opportunities along the way. It was a highlight of our trip and such an easy place to visit. I can still hear the mudpots gurgling away in my mind!

Visited August 2012
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Maplewood, Minnesota
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176 reviews
79 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“World of Colors”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Variety of colored pools is distinct with easy access. Each pool is different and almost mesmerizing. A study in the abstract beauty of nature.

Visited October 2012
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Federal Way, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Do Not Miss”
Reviewed October 13, 2012

You will get the best up close in colors, micro matts, unreal 200 degree thermals, mud pots, boiling bubbling every things and the beautiful lake behind it. Tie down you hats if windy because you dare NOT go and get it. Lie down on the board walk and see the worms an little things moving about. (:)))

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Geological Loveliness”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Geologists and non-geologists alike will love this place, there are so many interesting feaures to look at, from fumaroles venting steam, to bubbling mud pools and spouting geysers. There are all manner of features, with different colours. Well worth a visit.

Visited October 2012
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