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A popular geyser in Yellowstone National Park.
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This geyser is as spectacular as Old Faithful and maybe a bit more but it doesn't erupt often and you can find the schedule at the Inn. We did see it erupt and it was even bigger than Old Faithful. A real treat, even in...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ed R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When everyone arrives at Old Faithful, they see it and move on to the next area, but Castle & Grand are unique and must sees. The timing was good to see both Castle & Grand within 15 minutes of each other.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank zapprint
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the benefits of staying at Old Faithful Inn is the amount of geo thermal activity close to the building. The paths are good , the walking easy and this geyser is relatively close to the hotel. Well worth a few minutes of anyone's...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed July 31, 2019

Erupts about twice a day, and if an eruption is imminent, it is worth seeking out. About a ten to fifteen minute walk from the visitor center, you can easily find it. The mound is impressive even without an eruption, and you can get fairly...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 262keithd
Reviewed July 13, 2019

We were lucky enough to see this Geyser go off from a distance, it seemed to spread quite a distance.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Geoff_Lee-Anne
Reviewed July 12, 2019

definitely different to other geysers due to the unusual shape - but this is part of a stretch of fabulous geyers - in all it probably a good 2 hours walk to get round them all on thsi stretch

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank DWNBRHM
Reviewed July 4, 2019

Ths geyser, in many ways, is more interesting than Old Faithful. It has a much more interesting appearance and you can get closer to it when it erupts.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank John S
Reviewed July 2, 2019 via mobile

If you get the chance, it’s definitely worth the wait to see this beautiful geyser erupt! We saw about 5 of them and this was our favorite! Much cooler than the more popular Old Faithful, much less of a crowd if you are lucky to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank evacraw
Reviewed June 30, 2019 via mobile

A quick walk from old faithful, you can get much closer to this geyser and the eruption is just as cool, though not as tall. It went off early in the window the day we went and we barely caught it.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank kunfushuss
Reviewed June 14, 2019

A real gurgly geyser and easy to see how it got its name. The pathways around are easy to follow and level.

Date of experience: June 2019
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