Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

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Hot Spring · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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One of the park's main attractions, Midway Geyser Basin features a collection of hot springs. After visiting in the 1880s, writer Rudyard Kipling called the basin the "Hell's Half Acre." Walk with caution, as the ground can be unstable due to thermal activity. To visit Midway Geyser Basin and get the most from your holiday in Yellowstone National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.
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  • Midway Geyser Basin consists of 4 major geysers/pools/springs: The Grand Prismatic Spring (which is much better seen on the overlook trail just another 1/4 mile down the road); it’s often covered in....  more
    Midway Geyser Basin consists of 4 major geysers/pools/springs: The Grand Prismatic Spring (which is much better seen on the overlook trail just another 1/4 mile down the road); it’s often covered in....  more »
  • The Painted Pots, Grand Prismatic Spring and Black Sand Basin are all in the area and all are "must-sees". Be sure to stop at them all. You won't be disappointed. Beautiful wooden walkways... 
    The Painted Pots, Grand Prismatic Spring and Black Sand Basin are all in the area and all are "must-sees". Be sure to stop at them all. You won't be disappointed. Beautiful wooden walkways...  more »
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  • One of the best displays of God's glorious handiwork at Yellowstone! Your mind will be blown away by the hot water springs and dozens of geysers and pools. The views are so spectacular. You also get the rarest opportunity to get as close as it can get yet on safe boards and railings. This is a fantastic park - the best in the US.
  • Midway Geyser Basin contains presumably the hottest thermo-features of Yellowstone National park. Its main attractions are the Grand Prismatic Spring which is huge colorful hotspring, and Excelsior Geyser crater which does not erupt anymore but discharge huge amount of hotwater in nearby Firehole River. The basin has also opal Pool which is more colorful than Turquoise Pool not far from it. There is a mostly oneway boardwalk that helps navigate the area There is a large parking lot with bathrooms but due to popularity of this basin it gets fill quickly.

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