Midway Geyser Basin, Yellowstone National 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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  • 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 are...  more »
  • 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 Geyse...  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.
  • Location of the Excelsior Geyser Crater, Turquoise Pool, Opal Pool & Grand Prismatic Spring. One of the best stops on our recent Yellowstone adventure. Please don't write on the bacteria mats.

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