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  • Address: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA
  • Admission: Varies
Named for its frequent and predictable eruptions, Old Faithful is the gold standard of geysers and the star attraction of Yellowstone National Park. The steaming, multicolored pool puts on a show every 60 to 120 minutes, when it shoots boiling water up to 180 feet (55 meters) into the air. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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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Yellowstone Lower Loop Guided Tour from Cody, Wyoming, Yellowstone National Park, null
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Guided Tour from Cody, Wyoming

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

See Yellowstone National Park on a full-day tour from Cody with a naturalist and professional photographer guide. Explore the country's first national park ...  Read more

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $250.00
Yellowstone Lower Loop Self-Guided Tour from Cooke City, Billings, Full-day Tours
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Self-Guided Tour from Cooke City

Enjoy the sights and sounds of Yellowstone National Park on this full-day, self-guided tour. Start in Cooke City, Montana and travel to the Grand Canyon of ...  Read more

Location: Cooke City-Silver Gate, Montana
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.00
Yellowstone National Park Full-Day Guided Tour, Yellowstone National Park, Day Trips
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Yellowstone National Park Full-Day Guided Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 18 Reviews

Explore Yellowstone on a 12-13 hour tour with a local guide. Set out from Wyoming’s Jackson Hole area to experience America's first national park. See its ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

From USD $269.00
Yellowstone National Park and Wildlife Small-Group Tour, Jackson Hole, Full-day Tours
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Yellowstone National Park and Wildlife Small-Group Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 75 Reviews

Explore Yellowstone National Park in search of wildlife on this enclosed, air-conditioned vehicle tour with a naturalist guide. In the early morning, you’ll ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.00
Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour, Yellowstone National Park, Nature & Wildlife
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Full-Day Tour

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Yellowstone National Park, Old Faithful, Lake Yellowstone and more!  This is a tour of the Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park, which will visit such ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $260.00
Yellowstone National Park Tour from Jackson, Jackson Hole, Eco Tours
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Yellowstone National Park Tour from Jackson

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 95 Reviews

Enjoy endless views of mountains, geysers, canyons, lakes, rivers and more on this coach tour of Yellowstone National Park from Jackson. Travel through Grand ...  Read more

Location: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $285.00
2-Day Yellowstone National Park from Jackson with Upper and Lower Loop, Yellowstone National Park, ... 
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2-Day Yellowstone National Park from Jackson with Upper and Lower Loop

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Explore both the Upper and Lower Loop of Yellowstone National Park in two days. This is one of our most popular tours of Yellowstone; both loops in two days ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $700.00
Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour, Yellowstone National Park, Overnight Tours
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Yellowstone Lower Loop Tour

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See Old Faithful and Yellowstone’s Grand Canyon in a single day. This full-day tour will give you the opportunity see everything that can be seen in one day at ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $290.00
Full-Day Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Tour From Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Nature & Wildlife
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Full-Day Yellowstone Wildlife Safari Tour From Jackson Hole

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Join your guide on a wildlife photo tour of Yellowstone National Park. Your group will focus on the geology, wildlife, and natural history of Yellowstone ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $305.00
Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole, Jackson Hole, Full-day Tours
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Yellowstone Guided Day Tour From Jackson Hole

Upon leaving your hotel in Jackson Hole, you will stop at Big Thumb by Yellowstone Lake.  The magma underneath Yellowstone park heats rain water and melting ...  Read more

Location: Jackson, Wyoming
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,099.00

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