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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
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Full of Exciting Geothermal Features

The Lower Geyser Basin encompasses nearly 12 square miles, with most of the thermal features widely scattered in small groups. Some of the groups include the Fountain Group... read more

Reviewed 14 March 2017
Fresno, California
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Fresno, California
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The Lower Geyser Basin encompasses nearly 12 square miles, with most of the thermal features widely scattered in small groups. Some of the groups include the Fountain Group, Firehole Lake Group, White Dome Group, Great Fountain - White Creek Group, and the Imperial Group. Similar to West Thumb Basin, Lower Geyser Basin has a wide range of geothermal features, including... More 

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Melbourne, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

We went here on our snowmobile tour when it was absolutely freezing outside! Loved every minute of it! The contrast between the cold and hot spring was so cool! Definitely worth a visit. Just be careful if you go in the winter as the boardwalk gets frozen over and it makes walking a bit hazardous.

Thank normal1983
New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

It is right off the road and a short walk and well maintained decks. Has a good variety of sites, including colorful formations and interesting geysers. There are so many amazing things to see in the area, but this is worth a stop.

Thank pedz55
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

The lower basin is the place one gets to see the Old Faithful Geyser. There are several hot water springs in lower loop and I found it to be better than upper loop. While we visited in September, there was surprisingly very heavy snowfall on that day so couldnt get the best views of old faithful but still was a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

There are 4000 thermal sites in Yellowstone and this one has its share. IMO, Old Faithful is the least interesting of the sites in Yellowstone, even if the most famous. Even in the fall, the hordes were gathered for the viewing - not so at many of the other thermal sites dotted around the park. See them all!

Thank SusanMFlorida
Shreveport, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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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Reviewed 4 November 2016

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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Reviewed 23 October 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.

1 Thank Jacques1313
Westville, Indiana
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Reviewed 23 October 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!

1 Thank ccindyk48
Long Valley, New Jersey
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Reviewed 22 October 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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