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Old Faithful

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-547-2750
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone National Park.
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Menlo Park, California
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Oohs and ahhhs as Old Faithful begins to steam and shoot up into the air. Like clockwork, steps away from Old Faithful Inn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Great to see this landmark in person and show my child. Good interpretive center that explains why Old Faithful does what it does.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived at Old Faithful just as it was completing an eruption cycle so we had about 90 mins to kill. You come to Yellowstone - you HAVE to see Old Faithful, right? RIGHT! We toured the visitor center, did a short hike, had our lunch and waited. So when the geyser starts you really aren't sure what to expect... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

O.k., Old faithful is impressive, but there is so many more to discover if you start the trail.Just take the maptrail and follow the way around the different pools, geysers...You can choose from different trails, distances.You get a good explanation and if you have luck you can see a geyser "come a-life" when he burst his warm steam.You can check... More

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Vermilion, Ohio
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Old Faithful is one of those tourist sites whose hyperbole has outgrown the actual attraction. So if you visit the site just to check it off of your bucket list and not so much to see something fantastic, you will be OK. The good news is that Old Faithful is in the middle of Yellowstone Park, which is one of... More

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Templeton, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A geyser you can count on - reliable and shoots very high. Popular tourist place. Get here early so you can get a good spot right next to the railing. There are many other mud pots, etc in this immediate vicinity. Worth seeing so you can say you've been here,.

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Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

If you are near the Yellowstone Nat'l Park and haven't visited yet, take the drive, you will be amazed. To sit and wait is worth it! We timed our visit just right by viewing the prediction times online. The area s surrounded by so many geysers that after you view the stunning performance by old faithful, you can stroll on... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited Old Faithful after a long and exciting day of visiting Midway Geyser, Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, and the Yellowstone Lake. This is really a cool sight to experience but for me personally it wasn't as exciting as everything else I saw during the day. Would recommend visiting if you are at Yellowstone.

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Atlanta
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We must have watched OF erupt over a dozen times while we were there and it never got old. See it in the morning, midday, evening and at night. Each time is different. Watch it at night when there's no one around..... Take time to walk around the geyser for a better / unique view. Find places at the lodge... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is the signature sight for Yellowstone and does not disappoint. Plenty to do in between spouts of the geyser. Plenty of viewiung room for the large crowds.

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