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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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All things Old Faithful

Definitely worth a stop-in to pick up hiking trail maps, and realize any questions you may have about Old Faithful. We found the way the geyser is predicted to be fascinating... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
m3feenix
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Definitely worth a stop-in to pick up hiking trail maps, and realize any questions you may have about Old Faithful. We found the way the geyser is predicted to be fascinating. Very accommodating and informative Park Staff!

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Pittsburgh, PA
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163 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a brand new building since the last time we visited Yellowstone. This center has lots of information about everything in the park. The restrooms are very clean. There is a snack shop & restaurant across the parking lot. You can even view Old Faithful from the large windows if you do not wish to go outside. There is... More 

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Pennsylvania
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By all means, spend some time at the center to gain a better understanding of the geology of the area. Many displays are geared to children; there's something for everyone. If time permits, attend the ranger talks in the evening, as well as films about the pard.

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Thank I_LV_travel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we visited in Jan 2016, and the visitor center is new since I was last in the park. what a good addition! amazing displays, videos, and exhibits. friendly and informative rangers. nice gift shop.

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Thank jenabaindelhi
Dubai
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Geysers eruptions are unpredictable, but this one does so every 45mn so you know what to expect and how to plan your visit. It's also right next to Old Faithful Inn and there are shops around for food and clothing (basic like if you need a warm hat or socks ..) and bicycle rental.

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Thank Siham A
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Directly in front of Old Faithful, this is an excellent, modern facility. Be sure the check the posted eruption times for Old Faithful and other geysers in the area. Donate!

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McFarland, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best visitor centers we've been to at a National Park. Great exhibits and programming. I wish we could have spent more time here. You can also pick up the kids Junior Ranger books here and they offer ranger led talks for the kids to earn their badge.

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The Education Center is clean, modern, well organized, & very informative. So many displays, diagrams, exhibits to view & learn from. The lay out is easy to follow & roomy. The rangers were friendly & offered helpful tips for the day.

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Atlanta
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332 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Very interactive and so cool to learn about all of the thermal activity at the park and why it happens and exists.

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Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

When visiting make sure you stop by here. It was well laid out and very interesting especially if you have children with you so they are able to understand the geography of the area

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