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Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

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#2 of 206 in Parks in Wyoming
Must see · Hot Spring · Nature / Park
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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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  • it was great experience with old faithful thank you very much!! So happy that my husband and I decided to stay here to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary! 
    it was great experience with old faithful thank you very much!! So happy that my husband and I decided to stay here to celebrate our 20th Wedding Anniversary!  more »
  • There was no cell service in the park, and I had forgotten to get the forecast times before hand. I thought there would be signs at the entrance, and there was not at West Yellowstone entrance, nor.....  more
    There was no cell service in the park, and I had forgotten to get the forecast times before hand. I thought there would be signs at the entrance, and there was not at West Yellowstone entrance, nor.....  more »
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  • 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.

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