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Grand Loop Road, Midway between Madison & Old Faithful Village, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Reviewed 29 December 2018

Another boardwalk trip. The highlight is the Grand Prismatic Spring. The colours in it are so vibrant & impressive. It is arguably the best feature in the whole Park. Personally I put Old Faithful area of 60 Geysers, the Gorge and Mammoth Hot ahead of...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 15 December 2018

This basin's main part is the prismatic spring which is better seen from the overlook. The overlook is in a separate review. The prismatic spring is not a great view from ground level. Excelsior Geyser is a huge geyser that blew itself up apparently. Parking...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank ThreeWiseMen1998
Reviewed 25 October 2018

The Grand Prismatic Spring is the image that most stays with me about Yellowstone - the amazing colours. If you're in the park, then go see it. There's reasonable parking and its a short walk up to a circular wooden pathway that skirts past the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MPiddock
Reviewed 14 October 2018

So many different Geysers, colors and sizes. It is an easy walk around the boardwalks. You get the chance to get up close and personal

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PTOGreer
Reviewed 5 October 2018

Grand Prismatic Spring is the highlight and you can view that from an overlook that connects to a short trail. The other features on the boardwalk, also easy and short, are interesting but this is Yellowstone, and you are surrounded at every turn by the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SeniorTravelerTF
Reviewed 4 October 2018

If in Yellowstone this is and essential. Three different volcanic systems converge and the result is majestic, ethereal and unique. BUT the parking is terrible. You might be lucky with a space, we weren't, and had to park up on the highway and hike back.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank KevinTurvey
Reviewed 30 September 2018

This was probably the most crowded place we visited. It's nice to view the river that runs along the geothermals. There's not much of great interest here aside from Grand Prismatic. And since you're viewing it at eye level, you do not see the prism...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank karenlX6527ZK
Reviewed 29 September 2018

It is amazing the colors that are found in around the geysers and streams. It boggles the mind, the energy under yellowstone.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank D H
Reviewed 27 September 2018

It is hard to believe that all these colors are from algae that live in these hot springs. Definitely worth a stop.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris R
Reviewed 27 September 2018

Be sure to circle this as a "must do" on your visit to Yellowstone. This entire short walk along the boardwalk is easy to do, and a photographers dream.

Date of experience: September 2018
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