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Most of the geysers in Yellowstone Park can be found here.
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Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can walk the boardwalk on your own if you desire, but we took the morning Ranger Walk, which really enhanced the experience.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 3 days ago

this is a must stop with many geysers, old faithful, grant, castle,. riverside, daisy, beehive. We stayed whole day walk around and wait for many geyser eruptions. certainly you will see old faithful, we were lucky to see beehive, grant, castle and riverside.

Thank Feng L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Can't imagine we are living on a hot area of our planet. It may be far down but seeing it on the surface is really awesome.

Thank Dee B
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the picture that you see so often associated with Yellowstone. It is beautiful. But don't forget to take the Fairy Falls trailhead to the Observation area where you are above the Grand Prismatic Springs and can look down on it. It is an...More

Thank PTOGreer
Reviewed 5 days ago

These colorful geysers with their hot water are fascinating. Just take the boardwalk to walk among the geysers. There are plenty of benches & places to rest on the boardwalk. There is no other place in the world quite like this.

Thank harryatkck
Reviewed 1 week ago

Without a doubt the most beautiful pool in Yellowstone. It is about a mile walk from Old Faithful, a very easy hike unless it is a hot day. There are plenty of benches and places to rest along the way. Heading back there is a...More

Thank kirpatt2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

The upper geyser basin (also a middle and lower) is the showpiece of the geysers, featuring Old Faithful. But there is so much to see here, and to learn about, that you must (yes, that is must) stop in the visitor's center first. The center...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We experienced several of the Geysers, including this one. In addition we saw the Mud pots and of course Old Faithful.

Thank BarbaraNorthCarolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plan to take time to enjoy the action by Mother Nature. Watching the entire area and walking in regulated areas is a great experience.

Thank Sharlene V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our bucket list has always included Old Faithful,and the geyser basin in Yellowstone National Park. We were there on a perfect day in September - not too hot, partly sunny, and great geyser activity. We saw Old Faithful and Castle Geyser from start to finish....More

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Christine C
October 30, 2017|
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Response from Clark K | Reviewed this property |
Some experienced visitors say that mid winter is the best time as few visitors at that time and everything will be via ski! Plus the park is even more enchanting in winter!
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DanielPofMI
March 8, 2017|
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Response from Hattie748 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Daniel: This is kind of a loaded question. That is if you are to go directly from Old Faithful up to the Morning Pool (near the end of the upper geyser basin) it is 1.5 miles. Depending on how often you stop, how fast... More
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