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Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

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#2 of 206 in Parks in Wyoming
Must see · Hot Spring · Nature / Park
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This cone geyser is an icon of Yellowstone National Park. The team who discovered Old Faithful described it as “the perfect geyser.” Though not the tallest or largest in the park, the geyser is one of the most popular for its beauty, size, and regularity of eruptions--almost every 91 minutes, hence its name. Watch the explosion of boiling water reach a height of 32 to 56 m (106 to 185 ft) for around 1.5 to 5 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take photos. The cafeteria in the nearby lodge boasts great views if you want to watch the show over a sandwich. They also do take-out. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Faithful by using our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.
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  • We managed to see this four times during our stay. It is especially good to see it from a distance on the hill behind the geyser. 
    We managed to see this four times during our stay. It is especially good to see it from a distance on the hill behind the geyser.  more »
  • Learning center has great information about the park. There is a lodge where you get good coffee and ice creams. Old faithful is one of the must see attractions within the park. Learning center will.....  more
    Learning center has great information about the park. There is a lodge where you get good coffee and ice creams. Old faithful is one of the must see attractions within the park. Learning center will.....  more »
  • The Old Faithful is worth seeing. The visiting Center should know what time the geyser will blow off some steam! 
    The Old Faithful is worth seeing. The visiting Center should know what time the geyser will blow off some steam!  more »
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  • Had a great time, you can also trail or hike if you are into this. The wild animals were not aggressive as said, just need to approach with caution and be sensitive to their habitat. The geyser was awesome, sounds like a jet taking off. I had a wonderful time there. The ticket purchased for 38 dollars at the gate was for 5 days. So you can continue journey from where you left off.
  • Beautiful!!! Amazing!! If you have the opportunity to see old faithful please do. Plenty of seats available, enormous gift shop. This goes off every 90 minutes give or take 15 minutes. There is a schedule inside the gift shop on the screen. It does not last that long, 3 minutes maybe. Worth the wait though. Parking I wouldn't worry about!! It's a must see.
  • Definitely a great experience to see the old Faithful Geyser. The visitor center and the restaurants nearby update the schedule of the geyser eruption very promptly. They’re very accurate with the predictions. It’s a unique place The geyser erupts to 100-150 feet in the air. If you’re in Yellowstone, it’s a must visit place
  • It is nice to see and following predictions for eruption time, you do not need to wait. We went to watch it several time as we stayed in the Inn, the largest eruptions were late evening and early morning. More impressive for me was to see the geysers area around it with many small and larger geysers, everywhere you turn there is some geothermal activity around. Absolutely amazing!
  • This should’ve on your checklist for the Yellowstone trip. It’s like a heart full of hot springs and geysers. Boardwalk makes it easy to view different geysers - except there’s no shade so prepare your hat during summer. The Old Faithful is just spectacular! They will give you estimate eruption time. After viewing all the pools, go to Old Faithful Inn and get some ice cream. The building itself is amazing!

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