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West Thumb Geyser Basin

Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank robnkim
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Chezmoi2402
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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

Thank Di-Roth
Reviewed 14 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

Thank CDH075
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Never seen anything like it before, so it’s pretty cool!! Worth stopping and spending half an hour or so

Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 11 October 2017

There are many geysers, fumaroles, other pots to see here. Do not miss this area as the views are awesome.

Thank Arlene D
Reviewed 11 October 2017

easy to walk boardwalks around the springs makes viewing easy and interesting. parking was straightforward

Thank disneytastic31
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

The Yellowstone area sits atop a huge volcano caldera, and it's heat forces boiling water and steam to the surface. West Thumb is one of several area where you can witness the constant bubbling/screaming/eruptions first hand - there is a boardwalk around the area, and...More

Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

10.6.17 Drove through this area on the way back from Butte Montana via the west entrance and with pre winter fall colors in bloom it was once again an awesome day of enjoying YNP. the Doctor hit me with some LOVE ❤️ and a helpful...More

Thank DoctorVonCueBall
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Jolene A
8 June 2015|
Response from AH88888 | Reviewed this property |
As a result of a 1998 change in National Park Service policy which eliminated preferences for established businesses in parks, Hamilton's Stores lost the concessions contract in Yellowstone to Delaware North in 2002, and... More