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Thermopolis - a geological wonderland

A June 2000 trip to Thermopolis by momoftwo

Hot Springs State Park Photo, Thermopolis, Wyoming More Photos
Quote: We visited this place because we thought the name was interesting and it wasn't too far away from our town. What a treasure!! A great place for families and the romantic!

Thermopolis - a geological wonderland


Hot Springs State Parks, with no entrance fee, is the main attraction to this geological wonderland. With slides for the kids and soaking pools for the adults, nothing beats it.

Quick Tips:

Get away from the pools and go hiking to Round Top Hill. We ran into a herd of buffalo and it was a thrill to behold such a beautiful place from way up high.

Best Way To Get Around:

We drove, but brought our mountain bikes along. Once you're in town a bike can get you to most places.

Holiday Inn Thermopolis

Hotel | "Holiday Inn at the Waters"

The best thing about this hotel is that it is RIGHT in the park. You can walk to all of the mineral pools, rainbow terraces, Big Spring, and the swinging bridge.They also have a very nice natural hot spring pool on the premises. . . so you don't even have to go to the big pool if you don't want to.The rooms are typical of a Holiday Inn, but the Safari Club Lounge and the Safari Club Restaurant is what makes this place really unique. You name it, and they have shot and stuffed it! From the most exotic African wildlife to the typical Wyoming creature, they have it all, plus the safari photos go along with the heads. It is definitely a place to stop even if you are not staying here. We ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on January 14, 2003

Holiday Inn Thermopolis
115 E Park Street - Hot Springs State Park
Thermopolis, Wyoming 82443
(307) 864-3131

Hot Springs State Park Photo, Thermopolis, Wyoming
We had no idea what Thermopolis held in store for my brother and I when we first spotted the name on a map. We wanted a fun place to take a road trip to and this sounded like fun. When we first arrived, we checked into the hostel and headed for the State Park. Walking around reminded us of Yellowstone. . . there are wooden paths you walk along just inches above the boiling, ever-colorful mineral water. The Rainbow Terraces are made of old deposits from the mineral-laden water that have created a rainbow underfoot. The paved walkways along the riverfront take you over centuries of sediment, splendidly brushed by algae, plankton, and mineral deposits. As beautiful as this was, our eyes kept le...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 14, 2003

Hot Springs State Park
in the town
Thermopolis, Wyoming

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