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

Address:
1 Grand Loop Rd, Yellowstone National Park, WY
Directions:
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.
Admission:
$35 per vehicle
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
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