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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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  • This is definitely something you need to see to believe. It was a long drive with many of the roads under repair from the flooding, but so worth it! Ate lunch while we waited. Lots of places to sit... 
    This is definitely something you need to see to believe. It was a long drive with many of the roads under repair from the flooding, but so worth it! Ate lunch while we waited. Lots of places to sit...  more »
  • Old Faithful did not disappoint. We got what we came for, what we had waited decades to see. There is something about OLD, and about FAITHFUL that has a positive connotation when you see the... 
    Old Faithful did not disappoint. We got what we came for, what we had waited decades to see. There is something about OLD, and about FAITHFUL that has a positive connotation when you see the...  more »
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  • This was worth the trip to Yellowstone! We waited about 50 minutes to see Old Faithful erupt. Lots of bench seating available and no bad viewing area at all. We walked through the shops for souvenir's while waiting for Old Faithful. Really a great trip. Great walking trails!!
  • We timed it just right. 30min after we arrived she blew. Neat to see. But it's kind of a one trick show. Figure out the timing, see it once, check that off your bucket list. Then read the cool stuff about the park and how it was formed. It is all a beautiful place on a nice day. I ticked "free" entry but it does cost to get into the park in the first place.... we were pretty thankful for our Veteran pass to the national parks!

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