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“Close to Old Faithful”
Review of Fountain Paint Pot

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Severn, Maryland
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“Close to Old Faithful”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

This is near Old Faithful, so if you have time, it's worth the stop. Colors, steam, geothermal activity - overall another interesting sight.

Visited June 2013
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“A Little Bit of Everything in One Place”
Reviewed August 14, 2013

In a relatively short walk, you can see small geysers, fumaroles (loud steam vents), mud pots, and boiling springs. There is plenty of parking. We saw a bison walking down the street next to the parking lot which made it extra fun.

This is not far from the star attraction: Old Faithful, so it is easy to get to.

Visited August 2013
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Saginaw, MI
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“Cool to visit if in the area.”
Reviewed August 9, 2013 via mobile

This was a lengthier walk than advertised. It was a nice walk but kind of hot. Also, I didn't think that we saw anything special that we couldn't see in another thermal basin in the park. I would only stop here if I was in the area and had plenty of time to kill.

Visited July 2013
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Millsboro, Delaware
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“A Surprising Gem Among Gems in Yellowstone Park”
Reviewed August 2, 2013

We visited the Fountain Paint Pot Location in Yellowstone Park as part of a 13-night Globus bus tour from Rapid City to Las Vegas. With Old Faithful, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and hundreds of wildlife viewed from afar and close-up, our visit was already a smashing success. This turned out to be our last major stop before heading south toward the Tetons, and what a surprise -- it was really worth the time to see it!

Located in the lower Geyser Basin on the west side of the Grand Loop, at first blush the site looked very much like so many other places we had seen in the park -- open spaces with steam rising out. But as you follow the boardwalk loop around the half-mile track, you are treated to examples of every type of thermal activity found in Yellowstone. The 90 minutes or so we spend there turned out to be among the most interesting we encountered anywhere in Yellowstone Park.

If you are in Yellowstone and find yourself pressed for time (which I hope would not be the case), do yourself a favor and visit the Fountain Paint Pot site to see pretty much everything the park has to offer in terms of thermal activity in microcosm.

Visited July 2013
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“Beautiful colors and active geyser”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Fountain Paint Pots is located just above Firehole Lake Drive going toward West Yellowstone. It is a very busy area and parking can be a challenge. The pools are blue and the geyser was shooting spray when we were there. easy access from the parking lot via a boardwalk. A very nice basin without a long walk. There are three areas to visit...don't miss Biscuit; one of the best.

Visited July 2013
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