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This cone geyser is an icon of Yellowstone National Park. The team who discovered Old Faithful described it as “the perfect geyser.” Though not the tallest or largest in the park, the geyser is one of the most popular for its beauty, size, and regularity of eruptions--almost every 91 minutes, hence its name. Watch the explosion of boiling water reach a height of 32 to 56 m (106 to 185 ft) for around 1.5 to 5 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take photos. The cafeteria in the nearby lodge boasts great views if you want to watch the show over a sandwich. They also do take-out. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Faithful by using our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app.
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Had fun with the family and friends great for shopping experience. Explore this opportunity for a great experience with your family and friends.
Had fun with the family and friends great for shopping experience. Explore this opportunity for a great experience with your family and friends. more »
Iconic attraction in the US. Amazing to watch. Not as faithful to the time as you might want, be patient. Lots of parking available, lots of view points available with benches. A must see!
Iconic attraction in the US. Amazing to watch. Not as faithful to the time as you might want, be patient. Lots of parking available, lots of view points available with benches. A must see! more »
There are many magnificent geysers in Yellowstone, however Old Faithful is just that, very faithful. You can count on it erupting regularly and it is special to take it in.
There are many magnificent geysers in Yellowstone, however Old Faithful is just that, very faithful. You can count on it erupting regularly and it is special to take it in. more »
Had a great time, you can also trail or hike if you are into this. The wild animals were not aggressive as said, just need to approach with caution and be sensitive to their habitat. The geyser was awesome, sounds like a jet taking off. I had a wonderful time there. The ticket purchased for 38 dollars at the gate was for 5 days. So you can continue journey from where you left off.
Check visitor center for estimated times of eruption, all 3 we saw happened within 10 minutes of their estimates. Old faithful seems to be on a 90 minute rotation. Walk the trail to see even more geysers and springs. Very easy. Boardwalk is well maintained. Lots of seats along the way for breaks or just to enjoy the view. Old faithful was cool but I loved the colors of the others, the grotto and riverside toward the end before morning glory (my personal favorite) was amazing. It’s about a 1.5 mile walk from old faithful to morning glory, 3 miles round trip.
Beautiful!!! Amazing!! If you have the opportunity to see old faithful please do. Plenty of seats available, enormous gift shop. This goes off every 90 minutes give or take 15 minutes. There is a schedule inside the gift shop on the screen. It does not last that long, 3 minutes maybe. Worth the wait though. Parking I wouldn't worry about!! It's a must see.
Definitely a great experience to see the old Faithful Geyser. The visitor center and the restaurants nearby update the schedule of the geyser eruption very promptly. They’re very accurate with the predictions. It’s a unique place The geyser erupts to 100-150 feet in the air. If you’re in Yellowstone, it’s a must visit place
It is nice to see and following predictions for eruption time, you do not need to wait. We went to watch it several time as we stayed in the Inn, the largest eruptions were late evening and early morning. More impressive for me was to see the geysers area around it with many small and larger geysers, everywhere you turn there is some geothermal activity around. Absolutely amazing!
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