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  Old Faithful Visitor and Education Center
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  • Old Faithful Visitor and Education Center - Yellowstone National Park
      Old Faithful Visitor and Education Center
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  • The Entrance To the Old Faithful Visitor Center - Yellowstone National Park
      The Entrance To the Old Faithful Visitor Center
    by KimberlyAnn
 

Located in the Old Faithful Area, the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center opened on August 25, 2010. As you enter the center, you will find yourself in a lobby, with a huge window overlooking Old Faithful Geyser. This center contains staff to answer your questions, and supply you with informative pamphlets. There is an excellent museum in the center that features exhibits on the park’s hydrothermal features. These features are what made the park famous, and include geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles (steam vents). You will learn about life in these environments, the volcano beneath Yellowstone, and ongoing scientific research within the park. There is a Young Scientist exhibit room, that includes a full-size geyser model, and hands-on exhibits. If you are an adult with no children, don’t skip this room, it can be enjoyed by all ages. There is also a theater to view films to further enhance your understanding of Yellowstone. This is an excellent place to learn how geysers erupt, how life forms live in the scalding water and boiling mud, and what the colors in a hot spring may tell you. I highly recommend this visitor center, as it will increase your understanding, and appreciation of Yellowstone’s thermal areas.

The center also contains a small book store, where you can purchase a few souvenirs, post cards, and books.

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  • Updated Nov 10, 2010
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