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Old Faithful

Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-547-2750
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Description: A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone National Park.
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Milwaukee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

We did a whirlwind tour of South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana in 8 days, hit all the SD must see sites such as Reptile Gardens, Wall Drug, Mt Rushmore in 2 days, then Devils Tower, Sturgis(during the rally), in 2 days and then Yellowstone, hit almost all the attractions and a few of our own, and then off to Grand... More

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Of course, if you go to Yellowstone then you really should see Old Faithful. It's easy to see, as it is so regular, and is very impressive. Make sure you check out the other nearby Geysers. They may not be famous or as reliable as Old Faithful, but they are well with the walk. The visitor centre has lots of... More

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Scotland
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were lucky to see this American 'must see' in the middle of winter when temperatures were minus 20-30. This made the spectacle of the geyser erupting even more sensational and best of all, there were only a handful of people there.

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Yellowstone is known for many small and big geysers. however not all of them erupt when we visit. This place is best to watch thermal energy of earth in action for every 1-1 and half hour. We almost saw three times. It is spectacular and you feel the energy of earth. The Old Faithful place is good and the cafeteria... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Despite the "regular" eruptions, the size, duration and frequency are variable, and the possible sightings of wildlife make each eruption different. Even the crowds and their reactions lend to the entertainment (Except maybe for the annoying Griswolds who ignore signs and tromp off the boardwalk). This is an iconic site and must be seen. For something different, try a full... More

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San Mateo, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Ok...old faithful has been doing its thing for a zillion years. Nice. But what most of the visitors miss is the extraordinary geysers, thermal features, bacterial mats just a short stroll away from the main attraction. Take a walk down the boardwalks to this amazing area. Find Castle Geyser on the map and head out that way. We did this... More

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We, a group of 6 friends, had a superb time at Old Faithful in Wintertime. Stayed in the Snow Lodge, had tours in snow coaches, and ate delicious food. All round a superb time.

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grandmahenry
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Great visit, we arrived by snowcoach just in time for an eruption. Not as tall as we expected but definitely worth seeing.

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Spokane, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Old Faithful geyser is so named because it never fails to erupt. You just have to be patient with her as she goes by her own good time. Depending on the direction of the wind, you might get the full vapor and sulfuric smell. I don't know if it's harmful or not but I'm just surprised when people start... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014 via mobile

It is amazing to watch if have never seen a geyser but not worth 1 hour wait remember that yellow has 100 maybe nearly 1000 geyser that are nearly jus t as good

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