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Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-2750
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Large area -lots of great exhibits

2 large rooms of displays plus an auditorium showing films. Toilet facilities. Staff on advice desk very helpful. Useful info about when given and known geysers are going to go... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
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Oxford, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

2 large rooms of displays plus an auditorium showing films. Toilet facilities. Staff on advice desk very helpful. Useful info about when given and known geysers are going to go off. Helpful in order to plan your visit

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Eugene, Oregon
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is aother must stop. Start you bisit here and you can get the estimated time Old Faithful will do its thing. The estimate was right on when we went. Get there early for front row seat.

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Winnsboro, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

The exhibits in the center were very nice, and the staff was so helpful. We picked up lots of information about the attractions throughout the park.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania
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140 attraction reviews
326 helpful votes 326 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The visitor center sits very close to Old Faithful, and from the main atrium you have an unobstructed view of the geysir. Yet, at the same time the VC blends in well with the surroundings and manages to look like it's a natural part of the area. If visiting with kids, be aware that there is not only a Jr... More 

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Colville, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Check in at the visitor center to get your child involved in the Junior Ranger program as well as the young scientist program. The kids get to check out thermometers and other science equipment (as well as guides) to study the geysers. So much fun!

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Sydney, Australia
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Old Faithful is spectacular, yes...but here is what is better...the whole area. Put on some snowshoes and get out there (hire them at the Activities store cheaply). SO many amazing geysers, trees, volcanic cones, landscapes...don't limit yourself at the one place. The Educational Centre is impressive with its large windows framing the geyser and bison. A few very helpful rangers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

The Old Faithful Visitor center is so large. Very beautiful too. Nice place to wait if you are early for the geyser. :)

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Portales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Old Faithful is spectacular enough as it is. When waiting for OF's next spectacular display, this is the place to wait. There is much to be learned here - very hands-on - and it is also cool, when faced with the heat outside. In case of rain storm (as we experienced), you can also stay dry, use the facilities and... More 

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Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We've pretty much all heard of old faithful. But it's a whole new experience to actually go and visit! Be sure that you read the informational signs and listen to the presentations. Geysers are fascinating!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great staff, lovely location, one of the best visitor centres we've visited. Even for the end of season it was very well presented with good facilities.

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