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Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

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Address: Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
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Old Faithful Visitor Center and the parks ranger programs.

Consider opting for ranger led walks and talks for as many areas inside the park as you can. I had read several books on Yellowstone and prepared for over a year for this trip... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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South Padre Island, Texas
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South Padre Island, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Consider opting for ranger led walks and talks for as many areas inside the park as you can. I had read several books on Yellowstone and prepared for over a year for this trip but found ranger leg programs to add even more depth to our understanding of this magnificent park!

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Monson, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Informative, colorful, good for adults and children. I really liked the short movies. Ranger on hand was personable and knowledgeable.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

This newer building is the perfect facility for both viewing and learning about Old Faithful as well as the volcanic activity which fuels Yellowstone. Make sure to stop in to get tips for the rest of your trip as well - the Park Rangers are extremely knowledgeable and well updated to park news.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

It is nice. but kids will LOVE it, a lot of touch in each exhibit Make sure you pick up the bookmarker which is a 3D picture of old faithful

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The National Park Service does have helpful personal available to answer questions and project the next Old Faithful eruption.

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Ridgefield, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The Visitor Center offered excellent ranger talks and programs. there was a film and we also heard a talk by Ranger steve about Bears in the park. Extremely well done mixing humor and fact and keeping our interest. There is also a small park store and of course an educational room and great access to the Old Faithful Geyser.

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Spent a couple of days around Old Faithful walking around the various basins and hydrothermal features. Professional guide was very knowledgeable. He recommended the Visitor Center and he was spot on that it provided the detailed information that I was seeking. Displays are modern and effective. Spent over and hour in the center and learned a lot.

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Muncie, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We enjoyed every museum. This was probably our least favorite, but still a nice surprise and good museum.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

We enjoyed a great ranger talk in the theater. The program was on the geological history of the region. It was very interesting to learn that Old Faithful is just as faithful, but erupts less frequently now. This ranger really knows his stuff and had some great photos of parts of the park currently closed, as well as parts we... More 

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Livermore, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Lots of hands-on displays and good explanatory material. Be sure to take in the video in the movie theater. Great bathroom break place for the kids. There is huge floor-to-ceiling windowed wall to watch Old Faithful during the winter or on really broiling days. It is a bit of a walk from Old Faithful itself but worth it.

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