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West Thumb Geyser Basin

Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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“geyser basin” (64 reviews)
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Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is definitely my favorite Yellowstone highlight. The geyser water is so mesmerizing. It was also less crowded than many other Yellowstone pitch stops. You walk on wooden plank bridge, some part might be more wobbly than others so watch your step. Part of the...More

Thank XinnieY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my favorite geyser basin in the park. It's proximity to the lake makes it extra scenic. Definitely take the time to walk around the boardwalks.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The West Thumb Geyser Basin is quite an impressive site to visit...you will encounter it just a short distance into the Park if you come in from the south entrance. And it's right adjacent to Yellowstone Lake, making it even more of a unique location....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

West Thumb Geyser Basin is the largest geyser basin on the shores of Yellowstone Lake. It has a 0.6 mi/1 km boardwalk and is home to the famous Fishing Cone. My husband and I came here around 6pm on a Monday in August. Neither the...More

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Reviewed 7 December 2017

The colors were beautiful. It was one of the only sunny days we were there. You are already in the park! Why wouldn't go see it.

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

if you get the chance go see the thumb geyser and the other beauticul geysers and hot pots in yellowstone, this was an amazing experience and something everyone should check out

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Reviewed 31 October 2017

We missed this place during our 1st day in the park. We was back to this area during 2nd day and to our surprise this is really a beautiful site not to be missed. We're glad that we went back the 2nd day. Although it's...More

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Reviewed 24 October 2017

Part of the appeal of a Yellowstone visit is all the geothermal beauty, like nothing else in the US. It can seem like an alien landscape with the most beautiful colors and features. Lots of variety just in this small area.

Thank rkw321
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Reviewed 18 October 2017

We visited the West Thumb Geyser Basin on our way into Yellowstone, it was very impressive and not nearly as busy as the other Geyser Basins

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

We debated stopping at West Thumb, but are glad we did. Although it is a small area, the features are very interesting and beautiful. You probably do not have to spend more than 1-2 hours here, but definitely go if you have time and the...More

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