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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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A must stop

You want to be sure and take the time to stop and get all the various $1 donation each brochures--Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pot, Norris Geyser Basin, Canyon and Mammoth Hot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Wayne, PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

You want to be sure and take the time to stop and get all the various $1 donation each brochures--Old Faithful, Fountain Paint Pot, Norris Geyser Basin, Canyon and Mammoth Hot Springs. They're well worth the donation. There were 4 park rangers there to answer questions and help you plan your tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped here a few times and the rangers and staff in the Education Center are very welcoming, knowledgeable and very engaging with children. Our daughter really appreciated the ranger sessions on wildlife, wildflowers and conservation. These sessions gave her great perspective and context for the time we spent in Yellowstone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lots of information about the hot springs, geysers - the difference between them, how they work etc.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Of course you are going to come see Old Faithful. Everyone does. The information center there is well worth exploring also. Many facts about geysers and the formations and sights found in Yellowstone. Pay no attention to the fact that you are sitting atop one of the worlds largest volcanos that could erupt at any second. Have a great time.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited after seeing Old Faithful and were surprised at how nice this visitor center was. Lots of educational displays and three dimensional exhibits. I would recommend if you have the time. The estimated next eruption time is also displayed so you know when Old Faithful may go up.

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Saint Nicolas, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

There is a lot to see and to learn at this Visitor Center. Many things are explained with pictures and interactive panels. Great for kids too, special corner for them. Great bookshop.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

You can't go to Yellowstone and not see Old Faithful. It was well worth seeing. Ask a ranger when it is set to go off. The cafeteria is pretty decent and well worth getting something to eat. The walk behind Old Faithful is also well worth visiting- to see all the various geysers and hot pools.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Not really certain what the target market is for this attraction. Probably ages 7 to 13. Hands on experience. Not my cup of tea as it had a juvenile feel. Take bored kids here to inspire them as they have no TV or Internet in the room.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We very much enjoyed the replica of a geyser in the education center. It illustrated how old faithful works, but you had to be patient to watch the entire thing.

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Long Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

They run two short movies. One starts 30 min before Old Faithful will erupt and the other right after it erupts. The museum portion is packed right after the eruption, but during the eruption we found it completely empty. So if you have time, try to browse the museum right around an eruption.

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Additional Information about Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-2750
Location: United States  >  Wyoming (WY)  >  Yellowstone National Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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