Yellowstone National Park, WY

Old Faithful is one of 500 geysers located within the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming but it is by far the most famous of all those geysers. Why is this special geyser named Old Faithful, well because it’s just that faithful. It faithfully erupts on or about on schedule throughout the day.

Check out that smoke

Geysers are present because well Yellowstone is a volcano. It’s a crazy big volcano that erupted 640,000 years ago (roughly) and when you’re visiting Yellowstone you’re literally walking on a volcano. You’ll notice throughout your visit that there are boardwalks and signs alerting you to the thermal activity and it’s best to stay on the walkways for your safety! It’s hot!

Old Faithful geyser is located in the Old Faithful complex of Yellowstone. We were fortunate enough to stay in the Old Faithfull Inn so this beauty was literally outside and a quick walk away. The geyser is surrounded by a walking boardwalk and even has seating if you come early enough.

Waiting for the show.

The Inn and visitors center post prediction times and as long as you pop over about 10-15 minutes before you’ll catch the show! You can also find prediction times in the Yellowstone phone app, which I highly recommend downloading before your visit.

The prediction sign in the Old Faithful Inn

I have to admit it was pretty amazing to see. You can also walk around the back of Old Faithful along the boardwalks and explore the whole geyser area. There are also plenty of places to grab a bite to eat while you’re there at the Old Faithful complex which includes sit down restaurants, cafeterias, general store and grab and go options.

Old Faithful should be top of your list of things to do on your visit!

Need help planning your trip? You can find me on Facebook at Callie at Wanderkeep Travel or you can email me at callie@wander.com .

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