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West Thumb Geyser Basin

Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Yellowstone Lake, Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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

Thank Arlene D
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank disneytastic31
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing so many geysers you feel like not seeing anymore but we decided to continue and glad we did as the geysers start looking the same but these ones are on a boardwalk loop with the lake and snowy mountains in the background which...More

Thank Tweetcoz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The steam pools are amazing. The boiling water and the intense colors really show you the beauty of nature.

Thank Martha-two
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see. There is a boardwalk that is in a figure eight. You can easily walk the area to see many basins. Many colors were visible and the steam was awesome.

Thank Marathon59
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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