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“Beautiful Blue Pools” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Midway Geyser Basin

Midway Geyser Basin
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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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205 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful Blue Pools”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

Grand Prismatic is the star here, but the other two geysers are easier to see and have beautiful blue colored pools. The walk is fairly easy, the uphill hike to the first geyser is the hardest. Everything else is flat. It's best to stop if there isn't a tour bus in the parking lot, so late in the day is better for fewer people.

Visited May 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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“So many colours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

It the colours that are so amazing. The algae and the blue waters are just unbelievable. When the steam blows away you can have some amazing shots but you will have to have patients and a quick trigger finger as you only get a few seconds before the steam builds up again.. It is a short looped boardwalk acessable to anyone. If you only see one geyser basin pick this one.

Visited September 2013
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Pensacola, Florida
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188 reviews
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“Awesome!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Don't miss this amazing area with its beautiful color pots. Nice walkways are provided. Make sure to stay on them in this thermal area and enjoy the beauty.

Visited October 2013
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Fife, United Kingdom
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121 reviews
34 attraction reviews
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“Short walk but gives you a flavour of nature's artistry”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

The loop is less than a mile and has boardwalks. Car park is close by and a walk across the bridge over the Firehole River brings you close to the hot water puring down the banks into the river. There is a lot of steam creating atmospheric photos. We were there on a sunny day so lots of reflection photos of the amazing blue sky in the pools

Visited September 2013
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Marietta, Georgia
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193 attraction reviews
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“Stunning views”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

The loop is about 1 mile in length and well worth the hike---viewpoints about a mile east of the Midway Basin on the main loop road with impressive view of the Firehole River.

Visited September 2013
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