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Old Faithful Geyser
Old Faithful Geyser

Old Faithful Geyser

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1,668 Reviews
Center Loop Road, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

The Basics

Most tours of Yellowstone National Park stop by Old Faithful to see one of the geyser’s spectacular eruptions. Day trips to Yellowstone can last up to 13 hours and typically leave from Jackson or Jackson Hole, and visit Old Faithful along with park highlights such as Hayden Valley, Yellowstone Lake, and the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone. Small-group tours offer a personalized experience, while self-guided tours are also available if you want to explore the park at your own pace.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Yellowstone National Park

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Great park and guide crappy van
Greg, Aug 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Kim was great. Very nice and knowledgeable. Our trip was really good with tons of elk, bison etc … the Van kinda sucked. Even with the air on high it was borderline uncomfortable. Then the van door jammed open. Managed to get it shut but couldn’t use it the rest of the trip. They say they have new vans on order but can’t get them due to covid. Overall a nice trip
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Lots of wildlife and iconic scenery
Julie_M, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
We had a great day and our tour guide Kelsey was upbeat and extremely knowledgeable. We saw elk, deer, black bear, grizzly bear, bison and moose. It snowed on the way to Yellowstone and it was beautiful. Wonderful day
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Tour guide was amazing...
Kalika_A, Sep 2021
Lower Loop Van Tour from West Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful
Tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. He made any special requests a priority- especially the stop by at Grand Prismatic Spring.
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Tour with Jim !!!
Arlene_D, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Jim was an awesome guide with fantastic knowledge.. stopped for a nice lunch .. Saw lots of animals and Teatons were beautiful!
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Outstanding tour
Mark, Aug 2021
Lower Loop Van Tour from West Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful
Our guide, Aaron, was exceptional!! He was extremely knowledgeable and made this day trip a once in a lifetime experience. We saw so many animals and sights in one day. Highly recommend this tour!
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Our guide Kyla was very...
Robin_B, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Our guide Kyla was very knowledgeable and we saw so many animals but the grizzly encounter was the highlight
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Best Yellowstone tour
Elaine_C, Aug 2021
Private Yellowstone Old Faithful and Lower Loop Tour
Kyle was an amazing tour guide. He made Yellowstone come alive with history and animal facts. Having the inside scoop on where to be made each site so much more exciting .
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5 stars
TERRY_S, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
What a wonderful day with good people. The day went so fast. Kaya our young guide was excellent she was fun informative and a pleasure. We saw a Grizzly, Bison, Fox, White tail deer, Moose and the best scenery. Ask Kaya about Beaver Vanilla 😀
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Great day
William_R, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Spectacular day. Grant was relaxed, professional, extremely informative. Great way to efficiently use your time to see the most in Yellowstone.
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We had a fantastic time.
Pam_B, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
We had a fantastic time. Brent, our tour guide, was extremely knowledgeable and shared that information with us.
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Fabulous tour of Yellowstone
CarolLynn_P, Sep 2021
Yellowstone Old Faithful, Waterfalls and Wildlife Day Tour
Our guide was a walking book of knowledge regarding Yellowstone and the surrounding area. He was accommodating to our needs. It was a long 12 hours packed every hour with seeing animals and learning about the area. I highly recommend using Viator to secure your sightseeing needs. They have never disappointed.
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Highlight of our Yellowstone trip
Miriam_S, Aug 2021
Lower Loop Van Tour from West Yellowstone: Grand Prismatic and Old Faithful
Aaron was our tour guide and he was very knowledgeable and informative about the park in every aspect. We enjoyed ourselves very much and highly recommend this tour.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Old Faithful is a must-see for nature lovers and first-time visitors to Yellowstone National Park.

  • You can find predicted eruption times in the adjacent visitor center.

  • The geyser-viewing area is one of Yellowstone’s most accessible destinations, with bench seating, a large parking lot, and a ranger station.

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How to Get There

Old Faithful is located in Yellowstone’s Upper Geyser Basin, in the southwest section of the park. The geyser is roughly a 50-minute drive from West Yellowstone, and 80 minutes from Mammoth Hot Springs and the park’s southern entrance.

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Trip ideas


When to Get There

You can visit Old Faithful from May to October, although summer is the most popular time. To beat the crowds, consider visiting in the early morning or in the moments just before dusk. If the eruption schedule aligns with sunrise, be sure to set an alarm so you can watch Old Faithful spout water at dawn.

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Yellowstone’s Hot Springs and Geysers

There are more geysers in Yellowstone than any other place in the world. To visit the park’s geysers, enter through the West Entrance and continue to Madison, the jumping-off point for geyser basins to the north and south. The Lower Geyser Basin, which includes Fountain Paint Pot, and the Upper Geyser Basin, home to Old Faithful, are both to the south. The Mammoth Hot Springs and Steamboat geysers are in the Norris Geyser Basin to the north.

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