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Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
+1 307-344-2750
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Surprisingly Underwhelming

Since we are such great fans of the National Park Service, we were a bit surprised that we were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mike O
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Roanoke, Virginia
Beautiful facility

Located directly in front of Old Faithful, you can see the show from inside if you prefer. It has... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
fellowtraveler11
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Salt Lake City, Ut
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Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Since we are such great fans of the National Park Service, we were a bit surprised that we were underwhelmed by our visit here. Since the displays were only modestly informative, we ventured into the auditorium for a movie short. Unfortunately, none played at the...More

Thank Mike O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located directly in front of Old Faithful, you can see the show from inside if you prefer. It has interactive exhibits that explain geyser activity as well as displays of animals, etc. The usual gift shop with maps and books and auditorium with movies showing...More

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Reviewed 23 March 2018

Beautiful, large facility here as we waited for Old Faithful to erupt. Inside is a visitor & education center, as well as nicely stocked gift shop. Parking is available and free. Park Rangers are very helpful and informative. And Old Faithful…stunning and amazing as it...More

Thank Willof72
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Old Faithful Visitor Education Center was very informative and very clean. The displays were very educational. The store offered a large variety of merchandise. The only negative is not enough bathrooms. The lines were very long.

Thank C7832YNlindas
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

Before or after the Old Faithful show it is worth wandering through the Visitor's Center which is just a short walk away. Yes there is the usual curio shop, but much more as well, with books and additional information. The Staff and Rangers here were...More

1  Thank Karrst
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is a newer building for the geyser experience. Self guided display area, helpful guides and knowledgeable Park Rangers with a well done interpretive movie experience. Good place for viewing during inclement weather.

1  Thank Bruce B
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

Expected a curio shop, but in fact the staff are full of information about all the park, weather expectations, road conditions. Also just before Old Faithful performed, a lady gave a 15 minute talk about the whole park, geology etc. Very interesting, Thank you!!

1  Thank Margot P
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Reviewed 30 January 2018

This a great modern building with lots of information and exhibits, a bookstore, and an area to ask rangers questions.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

As usually the park service does a good job with this visiter center.A great view of Old Faithful from the center which is helpful in the winter. A great film, good history and a nice store.

Thank Karen P
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Reviewed 16 December 2017

This is a very educational display about geysers in general and especially Old Faithful. Visit on your way to or from Old Faithful.

Thank gerleg12
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Response from David B L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the lot is Huge with lots of space & turning areas. I saw lots of road work equipment when we were there. Just be sure it would be a good idea to contact the National Park Service, as they might have rules / suggestions... More
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