Old Faithful, Yellowstone National Park

4.5
#2 of 203 in Parks in Wyoming
This cone geyser is an icon of Yellowstone National Park. The team who discovered Old Faithful described it as “the perfect geyser.” Though not the tallest or largest in the park, the geyser is one of the most popular for its beauty, size, and regularity of eruptions--almost every 91 minutes, hence its name. Watch the explosion of boiling water reach a height of 32 to 56 m (106 to 185 ft) for around 1.5 to 5 minutes, giving you plenty of time to take photos. The cafeteria in the nearby lodge boasts great views if you want to watch the show over a sandwich. They also do take-out. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Old Faithful by using our Yellowstone National Park trip planning app .
Create an itinerary including Old Faithful
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Tours to Old Faithful
Old Faithful Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
4,768 reviews
Google
4.7
TripAdvisor
  • The Old Faithful Geyser is a must see Yellowstone attraction. It is easy to find out when the next eruption will be as it is posted around the area. When we were there it was every 90 minutes. There i...  more »
  • If you go to Yellowstone, you must see Old Faithful. This is something I had always wanted to see and the experience did not disappoint. We watched in the afternoon with a large group and early the ne...  more »
Google
  • This was the best thing I have ever seen in my life. It is amazing. It’s amazing what God has made and the true wonder this is. I saw the eruption happen I recorded it but am not available to post it yet but will do. Sunday the predictions we got was off a little. Was a lot of people and was a free day for entry. The area has bench’s to sit and wait. Was worth the wait despite the off predictions. They have programs which are very educational and informative. I would definitely recommend going there to see it. One thing I have to say the parking is a problem so do go early and no hurry there is a lot of geysers to see. I have a video of the eruption but not able to post it.
  • Huge parking lot makes you think the area will be jam-packed but it's actually very spacious. Restaurant, store, restrooms to visit while you wait for the next eruption. Plenty of seating not only on the boardwalk but also behind it in the shade if you don't mind sitting close to the ground. Dogs are allowed in that area and was happy to find so many people brought theirs along.
Places to stay near Old Faithful

Plan your trip to Yellowstone National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Yellowstone National Park

View all >
4.9
Duration: 3​h
4.7
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.6
Duration: 6​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Nature in Yellowstone National Park

View all >
4.5
Duration: 3​h
4.8
Duration: 8​h
4.9
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h

Hidden gems in Yellowstone National Park

4.6
Duration: 8​h
4.7
Duration: 3​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h

Trails in Yellowstone National Park

4.8
Duration: 1​h
4.9
Duration: 4​h
5.0
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h

Side trips from Yellowstone National Park

Nearby attractions in Yellowstone National Park

4.3
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.8
Duration: 2​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h