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Thermopolis is a town in Northwest Wyoming, USA, notable for the presence of one of the world's largest hot springs.

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  1. Thermopolis is home of the world’s largest mineral hot spring in Hot Springs State Park.
  2. Thermopolis is the the home of the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, which hosts the only Archaeopteryx fossil outside of Europe.
  3. Every May since 1993, thousands of cagers have descended upon Thermopolis for the annual 3 on 3 Hot Spot Shootout Basketball Tournament.
  4. The city was named after the Pass of Thermopylae, famed in Greek history as the Spartan battle ground. The word is combined from the Greek derivative which is literally translated "City of Hot Mineral Baths".

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