Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser Basin
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- 98%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 95%Family Travelers
- 66%Adventure Travelers
- 63%Budget Travelers
- 60%Green Travelers
- 57%Local Culture
- 57%History Buffs
Member Reviews (56)
- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Mar 01, 2014
Yes, I've been here and on a Family vacation too long ago. Since that time, I've been to Iceland which is full of geothermal wonder and more.
Old Faithful was worth the trip, cool to watch, and apparently isn't as time precise anymore. The nearby Old Faithful Inn is also well worth a stroll around.
- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Feb 14, 2014
Like Clock work…that's how the Geyser's supposed to run. However in my case we waited an extra hour and it didn't happen so we moved on to the next stop. The pools around the Old Faithful were very interesting so it wasn't all bad.
- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser BasinAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 13Nov 19, 2013
Absolutely amazing natural wonder. This geyser goes off a few times a day and there is nothing like it, so breathtaking! While Yellowstone has a lot of magic to see, this is the crown jewel! There is a gift shop nearby, fairly certain they serve food. I went to Yellowstone as a kid and the memories are still so vivid. The hot water rises ever so high and everyone is in such awe!
- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 7Oct 11, 2013
This is a must when visiting Yellowstone. I would recommend getting there around 30-40 mins earlier than the time they guesstimate for the next eruption so you can get good seats or standing space. I was visiting Yellowstone with my friend and we arrived early, walked straight up to front and center and staked out a spot for us so we could get all the photos we wanted and be able to see. We are short so it's a necessity to get up close so we didn't have to stare at people's backs.
Like so many things in Yellowstone, an erupting geyser is something you obviously do not see everyday. Definitely worth a stop, there's a reason why this is an icon of Yellowstone.
- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser BasinMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily TravelersFoodies+ 2Jul 30, 2013
This is an amazing sight to see. Old Faithful is amazing, but it is only one of about 30 geysers here, and not even the biggest one. Breathtaking. Plan to spend 2-4 hours to take your time checking out all of the different geysers. The basin itself is huge, and you usually have to wait a while at each geyser to see it erupt, so this is not something you can breeze through in half an hour. There is no shade here, so bring water, snacks and a hat/sunscreen if you are here in summer.
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- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 4Jul 10, 2013
You really shouldn't go to Yellowstone without seeing Old Faithful, but it requires a fair amount of waiting around to see it go off. Beehive geyser is very nearby, and is actually much more impressive if you can catch it.Recommended for:Outdoor Enthusiasts
- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser BasinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 1Apr 17, 2013
My favorite geyser. Not much going on here otherwise though as its a natural spring, so be prepared for a baby-booming crowd of witnesses to see a gush of water blast in the sky every 91 minutes. Bring lunch or a crossword puzzle.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Old Faithful Geyser and Upper Geyser BasinMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 4Nov 25, 2012
One if the most iconic sights in America. A must see if you go to the park. It goes off very regularly so you do not have to plan your visit. At the Educational Center they will post the time of the next eruption, and you can go walk around the other geysers until its time to come back and see the main event.