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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
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Portland, Oregon
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53 reviews 53 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The building is newer and has really good displays for children to understand what they are seeing in the park. You are RIGHT THERE anyway to see Old Faithful, so take a little time and learn something. The movie projector was not working, so I can't comment on any film content. Rangers are there to answer questions and that can... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Rangers were very helpful in answering my son's questions, and the interpretive center was well done. Several exhibits in the children's area were out of order though.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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208 reviews 208 reviews
123 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I guess we should expect an awesome visitor center at Old Faithful, visited by millions each year. Excellent displays and informative staff. Big timer with the next release of steam from Old Faithful. Great place to explore and learn between spouts.

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Melbourne, Australia
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104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Need to visit and spend time here to learn about all the features of the geothermal activities at Yellowstone. Educational. You can watch the Old Faithful Geyser from here. The workers here estimated the height of each eruption and then the time of the next display. Pretty accurate prediction.

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York, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

going to Yellowstone was one of the highlights of my trip to the USA. due to late snow the route we had planed to take was closed so we came in via cody. After stopping for a snowball fighe we arrived in a blizzard, the whole park though is wonderfull to see and is a must do. Old faithfull live... More

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This location has some really great interactive exhibits for kids, it even has a working man made geyser inside. For me however the must see is the board behind the ranger desk that tells what times they predict the really big geysers will go off. This can really help plan the day.

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Savannah, Georgia
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9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The visitor center at Old Faithful had many facts and there was so much that there was to learn about the existence and mystery of Old Faithful and the area.

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Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We found that going thru the Center both before and after seeing Old Faithful made the experience clearer. Excellent visuals that are "hands on" explain how geysers are formed and how they erupt. Rangers will answer your questions but after seeing Old Faithful erupt and then returning to the exhibits at the Center will pretty much satisfy your questions.

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Sussex, England
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90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited here to obtain some more information but apart from the leaflets for the six or so sites of geysers etc. and the estimated time of the next Old Faithful eruption they were unable to help us.

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Nashville, TN
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521 helpful votes 521 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Rangers are available in the visitor center lobby to answer questions. A large sign displays the next eruption time for Old Faithful (give or take 10 minutes). A small sign on the ranger desk gives the phone number to call for geyser eruption times (one option for OF and another option for other geysers). The educational area of the visitor... More

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