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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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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

We went there, saw it and left. It is a classical attraction but I do not think you need to see it more than once in your lifetime, maybe twice ( in the winter). We went there in August and, as expected, there were a lot of people.We certainly saw many better attractions in that part of the country

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Hartford City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Go to the general store to see when the next eruption is estimated to occur right when you get there. There's plenty to do in the area while waiting. Go in the Inn. Get some ice cream at the general store. View the other geysers in the area. Just be back 15-20 minutes before the estimated eruption time because it... More

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Dubuque, Iowa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I have seen Old Faithful a few times as a younger person, and now we have gotten the chance to take our 4 young kids!

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Aurora, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Old Faithful erupts every 80-90 min, for 3-5 minutes. They predict the next eruption time depending on how long the previous eruption lasted, and they list the time in the visitor center and in the hotel lobbies. There are benches set up, so you can sit while you wait to watch. There are some paths to walk along if you... More

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

While Old Faithful is an interesting geothermal feature, the real treasure is in the entire package - the features all the way to Biscuit Basin. It is best to arrive early because the parking lot fills quickly. Once ready, go to the visitor center to check the eruption times of all the geysers, not just Old Faithful. Play you day... More

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Nm_roadrunner
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77 reviews 77 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Old Faithful is still going, although her schedule has slowed down a bit from a few decades ago. Often erupts about every 1.5-1.75 hours.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This natural feature has been made into such a tourist trap I think it takes away from the interesting feature of nature. I didn't do anything here except walk though the visitors center, stand and wait to see Old Faithful erupt then go back to my car. I couldn't go to Yellowstone and skip it, but I can't say I... More

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Apopka, Florida
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275 reviews 275 reviews
173 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Old Faithful is amazing and is the MUST see if you are at Yellowstone. The park will post the approx. time that it will erupt and you can sit on the rather large/long bench and wait or if you have awhile then take a walk on the boardwalk behind and over the hill from Old Faithful. Stay at the Snow... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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125 reviews 125 reviews
38 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

. . . it is going to be crowded and you are going to have trouble figuring out where to park, etc. Plan to arrive early, then immediately go to the one of the gift shops and find out when the next eruption is. Then plan to get to the geyser about fifteen minutes before that. (They say it will... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

In the Inn, there is a clock that tells you when Old Faithful will erupt--given 10 minutes one way or the other!!! It's difficult to describe the feeling when seeing this "institution" erupt. WOW!!

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