- By Kevin
- On May 11, 2017
- North America
- Travel Tips
If you are looking for unique historic vacation destinations, Old Faithful Inn is as much of an attraction in Yellowstone National Park as some of the most beautiful geysers and pools. An imposing building nearly 700 feet in length, the inn was constructed from massive wooden logs.
The core is seven stories high and features a giant fireplace, rustic balconies with rocking chairs, and a visitors center in the lobby. The central building was constructed in 1903, while the east and the west wings were added in 1913 and in 1927, respectively. Hundreds of people pour in and out of the lobby in the summer, as tour buses stop for a view of the Old Faithful Geyser, one the world's most famous geysers. The main dining room with its rustic touches is also a regular stop for tours.
If you want to avoid the crowds, the best time to visit is spring and fall. In the summer, be sure to book a room well in advance. Room rates range from $96 for a double to $350 per night for a suite. For reservations, call 307-344-7311 or visit www.travelyellowstone.com. Tours of the inn are offered at regular intervals in the summer, commencing at the giant fireplace in the lobby. Stop by the visitors center in the lobby to check on road conditions and receive geyser eruption predictions.
Old Faithful Geyser
The Old Faithful Geyser is one of the most famous attractions in the U.S. Almost every visitor to Yellowstone National Park comes to see it erupt. While most visitors come primarily to see this famous attractions, there are numerous other beautiful geysers just steps away. The area features an elaborate system of boardwalks which allow visitors to admire geothermal features from a safe distance.
Geyser Hill is Home to Active Geysers and Colorful Pools
Geyser Hill, located in the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, features several active geysers and colorful thermal pools. Four geysers, known as the Lion Group, include Little Cub, Lioness, Big Cub, and Lion. The group received its name from the roaring sounds that announces an eruption. Lion, which has the largest cone, erupts up to 80 feet high for up to 7 minutes. The Lion Group is set on top of the hill overlooking Firehole River.
Anemone Geyser Erupts Every 7 to 15 Minutes
Anemone Geyser, located just steps from the Old Faithful Geyser, erupts every 7-15 minutes. If you don't have time to see any other attractions in the area, walk to this charming little feature and witness an eruption.