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“Magical in the Winter”
Review of Old Faithful

Old Faithful
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Owner description: A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone National Park.
Reviewed January 10, 2013

I haven't seen Old Faithful in the summer but I feel quite confident it is even more beautiful in the winter because of all the excess smoke and it wasn't crowded. The geyser erupts every 90 minutes, plus or minus 10 minutes. They let you know the approximate time of the next eruption in the visitor center and elsewhere throughout the park so you can. If you get there shortly after it just erupted, there's places to eat and wait nearby. The whole feeling of Yellowstone in the winter was magical.

Thank Lenore R
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Reviewed January 9, 2013

To see the famous Old Faithful first hand is amazing. The whole area is awash with magical colors and fantastic sights, some of which I consider even better than the Old Faithful. The area is a photographers dream. They let you know an approximate time when the geyser erupts inside the visitors centre. We did not stay at the Old Faithful Lodge but at the cabins. I will pass comment on the cabins later, they are ok inside but when you approach you do wonder what you are letting yourself in for!

Thank hopalong6845
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

I'd say Old Faithful is the most iconic site in Yellowstone. It's what you see in cartoons and movies. Therefore, it's a must-see if you're in the park. It is touristy and crowded, so be prepared for that. The geyser erupts about once every hour; they provide an estimate of the next eruption time inside the visitor center. The closer to the anticipated eruption time, the harder it is to find a good spot to sit or even stand. Once it erupts, it's a thing of beauty. The best part of this geyser is that its eruptions last for quite some time. So you'll definitely be able to shoot a good video.

Thank Shubh K
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

12 years ago I saw Old Faithful for the first time and was just amazed. I was happy to go on this trip again with my husband who has never seen anything like that before. I was just amazed as the first time and seeing my husband's reaction was worth it again.

Thank Neekzie
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

When you go to Yellowstone Old Faithful is a natural on your list but I am sure you will agree that there are even more amazing spots in the park which are not that overbooked and feel less touristy than Old Faithful. I found it not as impressive as expected.

Thank Canadagoose2006
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