Old Faithful

Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park: Address, Phone Number, Old Faithful Reviews: 4.5/5

Old Faithful
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A popular geyser located in the Geyser Country region of Yellowstone National Park.
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Tony K
Moreno Valley, CA573 contributions
The Granddaddy of all Geysers
Jun 2021 • Couples
It’s the “Granddaddy” of all Geysers. You need to experience it once in your lifetime. It definitely draws a crowd but they disperse quickly after the geyser settles back down. Pretty cool
Written 15 June 2021
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Trey G
Muldrow, OK80 contributions
The Quintessential stop
Jun 2021 • Family
Old Faithful is the poster child of Yellowstone. It erupts every 1 1/2 to two hours. There is not much shade so remember the sunscreen. There are plenty of places to view the eruption. The eruption is also very quiet, not loud like you might expect. Because it is the most popular spot, expect a lot of people and long lines for food and at the gift shops. At this time they are still using some Covid protocols making lines even longer.
Written 11 June 2021
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Ryley
Sneads Ferry, NC33 contributions
Must see
Jun 2021 • Family
We were in line for food and helpful staff let us know it was 15 minutes until the next eruption. The rangers out there were helpful and very knowledgeable, they even answered a million toddler questions and became our photographer.❤️ This is a must see in Yellowstone!
Written 7 June 2021
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Rebekajean
The Woodlands, TX1,025 contributions
Iconic Yellowstone Attraction
May 2021
The one icon you must see. Not as impressive from far away but if you get out and walk the area, you surround yourself with Old Faithful and the others and it makes for an exciting experience. We came twice, both in the mornings when crowds were lower. The walk is easy but wear non-slip shoes as the walkways are wet. We enjoyed watching all of the geysers along the walkway.
Written 5 June 2021
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John F
Vallejo, CA1,088 contributions
While in Yellowstone
May 2021
Was hoping for more from this attraction, but if you're in Yellowstone, then you have to see the geyser. Lasts but a minute or so, so have the camera ready. Also, the parking lot can get jammed up with tours...like us.
Written 5 June 2021
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MandC0218
Riverside, CA6,590 contributions
Predictable Icon
Apr 2021
We visited Old Faithful twice during our late April trip to Yellowstone. The road to approach the site was under construction in both directions towards the entrance with one way only traffic. We arrived around 8:30am for the first visit and around 3pm for the second one. Both times, we had no delays but the construction projects will no doubt delay traffic in the summer months. The Visitor center was still closed for winter, but a big sign informing visitors of the geyser eruption times was still displayed outside of the Visitor Center each day. The restrooms nearby were very clean. On our first visit, we encountered a windy snowstorm and it was freezing, but our excitement didn’t stop us from patiently waiting in the cold to witness this famous geyser eruption. The second visit was a little warmer and more crowded but had better visibility. After that, we were surprised to see a large bison appear out of nowhere on the grass near Old Faithful. A great experience but make sure to check out all the other geysers in Yellowstone , many of which are more exciting or more beautiful.
Written 4 June 2021
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William W
Fort Worth, TX747 contributions
Yellowstoned!
May 2021
We spent time in the park on two consecutive days and still didn't see everything. You could spend a week in the park and probably not be able to see eveything. The first day was cold with a consistent wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow, so we couldn't get any good pics of the mountain tops. We couldn't even get to the geyser on day one because the closer we got the heavier the snow was. Second day was perfect. Lots of great pics. We crossed if off our bucket list, but God willing, we will be back with RV in tow.
Written 29 May 2021
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aspoe093
Pierre, SD286 contributions
Great place
May 2021
Saw it erupt three different times. It is just amazing getting there and seeing that. Each eruption was a little different. One of the good things about Old Faithful is knowing the time it is going to erupt so a person is guaranteed to see an eruption.
Written 29 May 2021
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welltraveled_9
Tyrone, PA190 contributions
An iconic American landmark
May 2021 • Couples
One of the best parts of going to see Old Faithful is getting there. We entered at the Northern gate and started our tour with Old Faithful being the last to see on the day. The roads past Old Faithful, the Southern Loop, was still closed to traffic at the time of our visit. The breathtaking scenery in order to get there is magnificent as well all of the wildlife to encounter. There are bleacher type single rows for visitors to sit and watch for Old Faithful to erupt. There is also a sandwich style sign down by the General Store, about a 5 minute walk from Old Faithful, that they continuously update as to the predicted time that Old Faithful will next erupt. The eruption that we saw lasted for approximately 2-3 minutes but just getting to see one of the most famous landmarks in America was very much worth seeing. Right down to the Buffalo that decided to walk through about 5 minutes before the eruption. If you are planning a trip to Yellowstone this is a must stop location.
Written 7 May 2021
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Deborah R
Sonora, CA14 contributions
Old Faithful Shoot Outs
Dec 2020 • Couples
Impressive geysers that are worth the wait. Time for next geyser displayed in gift shop. Geology class in action.
Written 29 December 2020
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