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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  • Even though Grand Prismatic is better to see from fairy Falls overlook this is one geyser basin you don’t want to miss. 10a-6p is when it’s most crowded. In fact, I found it to be one of the most...  more »
  • Excellent spot to walk by several geyser and spring. Well maintained boardwalks and good signage. The parking lot can fill up fast so go early or be patient in line waiting for a space to open...  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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