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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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51 reviews 51 reviews
16 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

While it is fantastic to see the Old Faithful go it is a little commercialised with benches lined up for viewing. Having said that, when you are waiting it is nice to be able to sit down! Don't just see the Old Faithful and then leave the area. Take a walk around the other geothermal sites in the area. Keep... More

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Fredericksburg, Texas
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

One of the most iconic elements in Yellowstone, and perhaps the US, it did not disappoint. We were there long enough to see two eruptions, one larger than the other, and it lived up to our expectations - except that we thought we'd hear a rumbling noise. Other than some hissing from the steam there is little sound - but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The lodge porch is the best pace to view geyser, as well as have a glass of wine and sit in the sun or shade. Way too crowded at the huge walkway around the geyser. We go to see a long and short eruption.

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Vancouver
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Its really too bad they took this natural wonder and Disney-fied it with these huge modern buildings, restaurants, hotel, gift stores. They couldn't do that in one of the entrances and left this area alone? Anyways, you can't go to Yellowstone and not see Old Faithful. Of all the geyser basins, I actually like this one the best. There is... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This is the most talked about, most commonly known, and sort of a representative of Yellowstone... and although there are bigger geysers around, this one always gets the maximum attention and crowd. It is easy to reach to, there are plenty of seats available in the viewing area... and when it goes off it is spectacular.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you go to YNP, I think it's only right to visit Old Faithful. That being said, the area surrounding Old Faithful is much cooler than Old Faithful itself. We got there right after it erupted so we had plenty of time to walk around on the trails provided. There are geysers and springs everywhere! It was beautiful and each... More

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Three Springs, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Have waited a life time to see this with my own eyes and was not disappointed, just wish I could have spent more time than we did. You can look at all the pictures you wish, but being there is an experience you can not put into words.

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Groves, Texas
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

I had been there as a kid but as an adult I enjoyed it Even more. Grab your passport book and get your cancelation at the gift shop. Then my next piece if advice is check the time and grab your seat to see this amazing act of nature. It is not to be missed. Grab a seat and enjoy.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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37 attraction reviews
295 helpful votes 295 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Watching the geyser is impressive to take in while knowing a volcano is residing below. There are other geysers in the immediate area and worth taking the walk as well as the lookout that overlooks Old Faithful and the lodge area. It was a bit of a hike up to the top as well as walking to all of the... More

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New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

I was more impressed with things around old faithful than old faithful itself yes still a must see but I preferred the other things on the board walk

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