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Lower Geyser Basin

Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Fountain Paint Pots/Firehole Lake Drive

The Lower Geyser Basin is comprised of the Fountain Paint Pots and Firehole Lake Drive. The drive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
Petrified trees, colourful pools and erupting geysers

Lower Geyser Basin has 2 attractions: 1) Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail: 0.5 mi/0.8 km... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
pingaroo
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Chicago, Illinois
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Midway between Madison and Old Faithful Village on Grand Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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"firehole lake drive"
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"fountain paint pots"
in 17 reviews
"great fountain geyser"
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"mud pots"
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"old faithful"
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"square miles"
in 2 reviews
"thermal sites"
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"active volcano"
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"steaming water"
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"expansive views"
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"hot springs"
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"couple miles"
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"unlike anything"
in 3 reviews
"natural features"
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"boardwalk trail"
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"small geysers"
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"geyser basin"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Lower Geyser Basin is comprised of the Fountain Paint Pots and Firehole Lake Drive. The drive is one-way, takes about 10 minutes with no stops, and is a fun little detour. Fountain Paint Pots is a great thermal area that also offers expansive views...More

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lower Geyser Basin has 2 attractions: 1) Fountain Paint Pot Nature Trail: 0.5 mi/0.8 km boardwalk 2) Firehole Lake Drive: 3 mi/4.8 km one-way scenic drive My husband and I visited around 3pm on a Sunday in August. There is a small but sufficient parking...More

Thank pingaroo
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

While visiting Yellowstone National Park, be sure to set aside some time to tour the Lower Geyser Basin and take the one-way Firehole Lake Drive. You will drive right alongside numerous geothermal features that are truly mystical and amazing to see. The loop takes all...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

One of the geyser areas in Yellowstone (there are several: Norris, Lower, Midway, Upper and probably some others...). We mainly stopped at the Fountain Paint Pot area but we got to see some great stuff - the Red Spouter, the colorful paint pots area that...More

Thank Lisamarie1138
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

An employee in the visitor center recommended and told us how to get here. It seems that most people just go here to see Old Faithful and then leave without spending much of any time walking around the boardwalks. Actually, this is one of the...More

Thank Glen H
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

The Lower Geyser Basin has more small geysers than I ever imagined in close proximity to one another. Along with the hot springs in the area, you easily witness the volcanic activity of this area with the number of geysers present. Picturesque.

Thank Teacher071
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

there are lots of other geysers besides old faithful, and the lower basin is a great example. there are lots of smaller smoking geysers and a few that spray water.

Thank robnkim
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This is another must see on the tour through Yellowstone. All the attractions in Yellowstone are different which make the tour of the park so exciting.

Thank Malenymac
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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Great Yellowstone attraction. A must see while in Yellowstone. The geysers in this basin are much more of an attraction than Old Faithful.

Thank TBreez
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We took a historic bus tour of this area. Parking can be a problem, depending on the time of day. Firehole Lake Drive wasn't too busy with cars and the parking wasn't too bad. The drive through the Firehole Canyon can be extremely crowded in...More

Thank Lynn W
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