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Address: Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: +1 307-547-2750
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A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone...

A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone National Park.

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Somewhat over-billed and very crowded as the eruption time nears.

It is the poster child for the park and it is predictable and it will spout high. But the trick is to have a photo that puts it in perspective. I found a great spot close to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Harry B
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Livermore, California
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Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a great place to see one time. I have seen it a few times. It used to erupt more frequently but the pace of eruptions has slowed since an earthquake hit the area. Still, if you have never seen a geyser erupt, this one is pretty faithful. They have the geyser cavity pretty well mapped but are still... More 

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Livermore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is the poster child for the park and it is predictable and it will spout high. But the trick is to have a photo that puts it in perspective. I found a great spot close to the educational center that has a walkway between trees. Backing away from the crowd, now you have the trees on the left and... More 

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Prescott, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Of course you're gong to see Old Faithful, otherwise why are you here? We were lucky that the geyser gave us a 4-1/2 and 5 minute show. We sat on the bench the first afternoon and then viewed the geyser from the Old Faithful Inn balcony. It was great both times. Oh, bring binoculars.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nobody should visit Yellowstone without stopping by Old Faithful. The crowds are absolutely horrible (even mid week, late September) and people very inconsiderate - pushing and elbowing to get what they consider to be prime viewing spots. Seems most people just sprint out of their cars, snap away furiously waving their selfie sticks when Old Faithful erupts and then run... More 

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North Oxford, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yup, it's overhyped and overcrowded, but it's still a classic geyser that everyone should see at least once. Try to get there early enough before an eruption so that you can get seats on the benches near the geyser.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Yes, it is over-advertised, full of people waiting for it and quite crowded, but don't miss seeing it. I actually saw it three times, once inadvertently! First time it was cloudy and overcast; second time bright blue sky (so I erased my former pictures); third time I was walking in from the other spectacles in the area and suddenly it... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With plenty of information about Old Faithful here in Australia, we were looking forward to our visit to Old Faithful. And Old Faithful did not disappoint.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can spend hours in the park and miss old faithful so many times whisky looking at all the others, but no matter where you are you will see him spurt high into the sky! Take the time and get a good seat or up on the hill to see the full show!

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Canton, NY
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well it's water! Waited a while to see it erupt and now I've seen it. It is located at the gift shop and restaurant. It was OK.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Obviously a beautiful sight to behold. A few tips about going, however. Get there in plenty of time to get a good seat. Even when you think you have a good seat, people will come and sit in front of you at the last minute. Also, it's in a very busy, high traffic area. Get there early and be patient... More 

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