Old Faithful is one of the best known natural phenomenons in the world and is located within the confines of the historic site of Yellowstone National Park. Old Faithful is a cone geyser that is well known for erupting with boiling hot water on a regular basis that has been recorded as occurring every 30 to 120 minutes without fail. The frequency with which the geyser erupts in a spectacular way shooting boiling water upwards over 100 feet into the air with each eruption gave it the world renowned name.
The geyser of Old Faithful was first discovered in 1870 by an expedition exploring what is now the Yellowstone area. News of the massive geyser spread quickly and led to the construction of a number of buildings in the area around Old Faithful, which is now known as the Old Faithful Historic District. A number of original buildings from the late 19th century and the early 20th century remain and can be explored, including the original Old Faithful Inn and Hamilton's Stores.
Known throughout the world, Old Faithful is a natural attraction not to be missed by any visitor to the Yellowstone National Park area. The area surrounding the geyser is popular with visitors to one of the best known national parks in the world and includes many different visitor attractions. A number of museum and educational sites can be enjoyed by visitors who make their way to this famous and naturally beautiful part of Wyoming.