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Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
307-344-2750
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, Cultural
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, National Parks, Cultural
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

This center can be your starting point for your hikes, visits with rangers and general exploration of the park. Staff is friendly, helpful, and gracious

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

If you're interested in learning about why the Yellowstone landscape looks the way it does, this is a must see. There are 4 main geological features that form this park and are the reach that it is such a unique and diverse landscape. Take the time to stop here and learn a bit - you'll be happy to did!

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The Old Faithful Visitor Education Center should be your first stop when you arrive at the Old Faithful area. Go to the Ranger’s Desk to get the predicted eruption times for the geysers. The Rangers are very helpful and are happy to answer questions. Even if you don’t have a lot of time, at least take a quick tour through... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Way too many people but the information they give out is great!! You can dive into what the park is about or just look at all the books and pamphlets that have been made over the years! We dabbled in a little bit of everything but loved it! We then went out and watched old faithful give us a great... More 

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sligo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

the old faithful visitors center is excellent place to visit before you head out to see the geysers and learn a more about the wonderful things you are seeing in Yellowstone, there is also a childrens learning part in it which our 7 year old daughter really enjoyed looking at, the rangers there are very helpful and friendly and will... More 

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

This is a very beautiful building, containing wonderful displays, clean bathrooms and a great gift shop. The rangers are very friendly and able to answer all the questions we had. There is a big board just behind the ranger's desk that has the predicted eruption times for the main geysers one would hope to see at Yellowstone. They also have... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a great place - the building itself is beautiful. And it had a ton of great information. There is an information center where you can ask park rangers questions, get time predictions for the next big geysers to go off, and get brochures (they are $0.50 a piece but are well worth it as they have maps of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The visitor center is beautiful, as are many of the buildings in Yellowstone. You can find lots of information here!

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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Went here on our tour after we had seen Old Faithful and area - it has interesting information and videos. While we were there a ranger gave a talk outside about the different animals you could meet and what to do if you did - very helpful.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

There are 5 predictable geysers in the park and there are times posted here daily. Old Faithful is the most frequent and it is right outside of the window. You can use the information they provide to schedule your best chance at seeing some other geysers. Definitely take time to visit Grand Geyser - can be a longer wait but... More 

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