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Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park: 52 reviews and 103 photos

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Old Faithful Geyser is the most popular geyser by far. Its eruptions aren't the largest or the longest but it is the most accessible and one of the most predictable. The viewing for this Geyser is made easy by a boardwalk with bench seating that encircles it.
Old Faithful erupts about 20 to 23 times per day. Its average in interval between eruptions is 70 minutes. For information on times for the next eruption, check with the visitors center. The next predicted time is posted every day on a bulletin board as well as many other predictable geysers like: Castle, Grand, Riverside, and Great Fountain in the lower geyser basin.
The eruption of Old Faithful shoots water between 106 and 184 feet (30-55m). The eruptions last anywhere from 1.5 to 5 minutes and expels 3,700 - 8,400 gallons (14,000 - 32,000 liters) of water and steam in each eruption. The temperature of the water being shot out of the geyser has been measured at 204 F (95.6 C) and the steam has been measured at above 350 F (176 C).
Like many of the other geysers in the area it was named by the Washburn expedition for the regularity that it exhibited. On any trip to Yellowstone Old Faithful Geyser is a must see activity for sure.

Directions: 16 miles (23 km) south from Madison and signs will point the way all over the park. Their is an overpass that leads to the Visitors Center.
Phone: 307-547-2750
Website: http://www.nps.gov/yell

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 4, 2011
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