Skip to Main Content

Yellowstone's Old Faithful geyser.

Old Faithful

Field review by the editors.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Generations of tourists traveled to Yellowstone National Park for two reasons: to feed bears from the comfort of their cars, and to watch Old Faithful the geyser. The bears no longer mooch from cars -- in fact, tourists are officially forbidden from getting within 100 yards of a Yellowstone bear -- but Old Faithful keeps going, erupting in a plume about 150 feet high every 90 minutes or so, soaking visitors when the wind is right.

Nature is rarely this accommodating or predictable, which has earned Old Faithful many fans, even though Yellowstone has taller and bigger geysers.

Also see: Old Faithful of California | Largest Man-Tamed Geyser

Old Faithful

Yellowstone National Park

1 Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Yellowstone National Park. Take either the North, South, East, or West Entrance Rd to Grand Loop Rd, and follow the directional signs to Old Faithful. It's closest to the West Entrance, furthest from the South and East Entrance.
$35 per vehicle
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Museum of the National Park RangerMuseum of the National Park Ranger, Yellowstone National Park, WY - 20 mi.
Motel Built Around Fancy Train CarMotel Built Around Fancy Train Car, West Yellowstone, MT - 19 mi.
45th Parallel in Yellowstone Park45th Parallel in Yellowstone Park, Yellowstone, MT - 38 mi.
In the region:
Frostop Root Beer Mug, Ashton, ID - 41 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Wyoming

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Wyoming.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Wyoming Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, Woodland Park, Colorado (Apr 15-21, 2024)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights