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Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
Phone Number: 307-344-2750
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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A Great briefing

This is a wonderful place to learn the history of the Park and be guided on the best ways to take it all in.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Keith P
Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful place to learn the history of the Park and be guided on the best ways to take it all in.

Thank Keith P
Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It seems odd to review the visitor center. But with 2 hours between eruptions, this is a good place to relax. And it is one of the few clean, indoor bathroom stops in the park! The gift shop is large with nice selections. Expensive, of course ...

Thank 150hotelnightsayear
New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The education center is not only informative, but has all the facilities. A good view of the geyser is available from within the centre.

Thank Rajm133
Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It was very crowded visitor center. Hard to get the help needed. Although it was nice to be able to make a bathroom stop (only time a line).

Thank Renu B
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make sure to park in front of the visitor center as you can walk right through it to Old Faithful. Running close to the estimated time? No problem you can view Old Faithful from the center. Souvenirs, junior ranger programs ($3) at the ranger stand, national park "passport" stamps, education and much more. This is one of the best stops... More 

Thank escape2az
Corvallis, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The education center provides excellent programs in the evening given by the rangers. Between "eruptions" there are three very good movies provided.

Thank Robert W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very nice, modern building. It has very nice restrooms and a nice gift shop with educational books and gifts. They have benches to sit on and watch Old Faithful go off if you do not want to be outside.

Thank travelingrhonda
East Bay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was just so much fun! It was a shutterbug haven. We went in early August during the week, and the crowds weren't too big. It was very nice.

Thank BTemporal
Loris, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Once you have seen the geyser that is about all you need to do. The visitor center is just like any other and the prices are ridiculous. You can get souvenirs else where that mean just as much.

Thank Christy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center had some great exhibits on all the geothermal features of Yellowstone. A lot of them were interactive and great for children to learn more about how the springs and geysers work. There was also a small theatre that showed an exhibition of some highlights of the park. If you have some time while waiting for Old Faithful... More 

Thank Jing W

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