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 .
Tours to Old Faithful
Yellowstone National Park Tour from Jackson BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $323
Duration: 11 hours
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $269
Duration: 12 hours
Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $260
Duration: 10 hours
Old Faithful Reviews
This was a nice site to visit. We visited before 10am and there was still a pretty good crowd there. The place was really getting busy after that. You can bring your dog close to the viewing area but ... more »
This is a must see for anyone visiting Yellowstone as evidenced by the massive crowds. Parking is difficult as a result. That being said, it’s worth the effort. more »
Cool to see! Loved the walkways so we didn't trample the area, or burn ourselves. Loved the interactive science badges for the kids! (Get the backpack with the thermometers, really cool for the kids!) Downside is there number of people! (But that's a given).
What can I say about Old Faithful.... stunningly beautiful, awe inspiring, a gift from God, a picture perfect area to get the most excellent pictures. Definitely a place to go if that is the only place you go to in Yellowstone. The pathways are great to be able to see the other features. The staff is helpful, knowledgeable,kind and very happy to be working at this stunning place. Time after Time we asked the staff ( restaurants, hotel, tour guides, cleaning staff etc) and they were all very excited and happy with their jobs...we never heard a single bad thing (we were listening and we asked) Thank you for keeping this National Park and National Wonder so safe and clean.
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