Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National Park

Hot Spring · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
One of the park's main attractions, Midway Geyser Basin features a collection of hot springs. After visiting in the 1880s, writer Rudyard Kipling called the basin the "Hell's Half Acre." Walk with caution, as the ground can be unstable due to thermal activity. To visit Midway Geyser Basin and get the most from your holiday in Yellowstone National Park, create itinerary details personal to you using our Yellowstone National Park trip planner.
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  • This small basin located along the Firehole River contains some of the most beautiful thermal features in the Park. The Grand Prismatic Spring is the most significant, and one of the most striking...  more »
  • Take the time to enjoy all the geysers and watch their colors change with the clouds and sun. Don't ignore the smaller or less famous geysers--some of them are REALLY cool!  more »
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  • Spectacular view of geysers and ponds. A must see when at Yellowstone. Don't forget to go to the lookout point across to have an even better view of the prismatic pond.
  • Beautiful! Go early it gets really really crowded!

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