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10 Wonders of Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park holds one of the nation’s richest collections of natural wonders. With its geothermal features, abundant animals and more than 2 million acres of sprawling wilderness, Yellowstone is one of North America’s greatest assets. Here’s our guide to 10 of the park’s most iconic spots.


Lower Geyser Basin

This area on the west side of the lower loop road is the largest geyser basin in the park. An array of geothermal features — including mud pots, geysers, hot springs and fumaroles — are found in clusters throughout the Lower Geyser Basin. The most well-known features are the White Dome and Great Fountain geysers (the latter is predictable) and the Fountain Paint Pots, whose bubbling, colorful mud has long fascinated visitors.