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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, Outdoors
Owner description: A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone National Park.
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
Owner description: A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone National Park.

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Snohomish, Washington
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69 reviews 69 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

Old Faithful geyser is indeed quite faithful in the dependability of when it will erupt. The eruption itself is quite spectacular and goes on for quite a while. The only downside is that, particularly in the Summer, many hundreds of tourists want to take it in at the same time. I'd suggest taking a short walk around to the other... More 

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

Start off by following the geyser on twitter to follow it's eruption times - which is +/- 10 min. I recommend showing up early, to get a good seat on the benches, as sometimes you end up waiting for a while. we were 30 minutes early and the seats were gone, and then it was 10 min late. So it's... More 

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Foothill Ranch, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 NEW

to capture the beauty and splendor of this very large erupting geyser. It's also impressive how long the geyser erupts (up to 15 minutes). Amazing!!!! I'd recommend viewing this geyser two times.. once from the bleachers near the geyser and once from the porch of the Old Faithful Inn. Both will give you a different and unique experience.

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Eden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

Really, if you come to Yellowstone and don't visit Old Faithful, what's the point? It is true, it doesn't fire off as often as when I was a kid, and I don't think it is quite as high, but unless you want to spend hours sitting by some less frequent geysers, this is your best sighting. Do not miss going... More 

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Stevensville, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

It is worth the stop but got out of there once it went off. There was way over a thousand people circled 3-4 rows deep around the geyser. I held my camera as high as I could to get a shot of it over the crowd then kept moving. They have a countdown to when it will go off so... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Extremely overrated. You could be waiting up to 20 minutes to watch it go off for a couple of seconds which isn't to bad. It literally looks like one of those fountains you see at a pond that goes straight up. Your also pretty far away from the geyser so it looks even smaller. Yellowstone is a beautiful park with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We arrived just as Old Faithful was starting her performance. Got some great pictures. It's a must see, but there are also lots of other interesting geysers in Yellowstone.

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Everyone should see this natural wonder ! The best place to stay is the Old Faithful Lodge located near the geyser. The main floor of the lodge is about 5 stories tall and its very beautiful. Rooms are quaint and very clean. GO !

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Branson, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

How could you come to Yellowstone and not take the time to see Old Faithful? It's impressive to watch go off. The nice part is that you typically don't have to wait too long for it to go off so it really doesn't matter what time you get to the area. Most of the hotels and shops have a list... More 

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Layton, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We arrived at Old Faithful about an hour before it was set to erupt. This gave us a little bit of time to wander around the visitor's center, which is a nice and informative place to visit. They have a big board in there that lists the predicted time of the next eruption, so make sure you check that out.... More 

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