Old Faithful Area
Includes Old Faithful Inn, Old Faithful Geyser, Old Faithful Lodge, Upper Geyser Basin, Old Faithful Visitor Center
Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park
Old Faithful Area
The Old Faithful Area is without question the heart of Yellowstone National Park. And one could argue that it is the heart of America as well. From Old Faithful Geyser to the Old Faithful Inn, these icons are some of the strongest symbols of this nation, and they remain forever secure in the hearts of those who have visited these historic and wondrous sites throughout the years. (See Old Faithful Map at bottom of page.)
Old Faithful Geyser
Old Faithful Inn
The Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park is truly a National Treasure, and one of America's favorite buildings!
Once in awhile, a human being does something "beyond human", such as Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, or Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel. Well, many people agree that Robert Reamer at the age of 29, accomplished something "beyond human" when he designed and built the Old Faithful Inn. This timeless work of art is a world famous architectural masterpiece.
Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone National Park is one of America's Favorite Buildings according to a survey by the Amercan Institute of Architects.
Old Faithful Inn was built in the winter of 1903-1904, and it is one of the few log hotels still standing in the United States. In fact, it's the largest log structure in the entire world! All of the materials used to build this incredible structure was from the surrounding landscape.
The two main ingredients are Lodgepole Pine and Rhyolite Stone. One of the most memorable features of the great lobby is the monstrous stone fireplace. Weighing 500 tons and reaching a height of 85 feet, it's nearly as spectacular as Old Faithful Geyser!!!
Millions of people enter Old Faithful Inn's great red doors every year, and is greatly enjoyed by all who visit it. In 2007 a national survey conducted by the American Institute of Architects found that the Old Faithful Inn was voted one of America's Favorite Buildings. It's truly one of America's prized possessions, and is designated a National Historic Landmark. It's beauty and mystique is hard to put into words, but once you walk into this unbelievable building, Old Faithful Inn will become a part of you for the rest of your life.
Old Faithful Lodge
Upper Geyser Basin
Directly in front of Old Faithful Inn is the legendary Upper Geyser Basin, which is home to many other geysers in addition to Old Faithful Geyser, such as Grand Geyser, Castle Geyser, the Grotto, Riverside Geyser and Morning Glory Pool. We STRONGLY recommend that you take this walk around the Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park- you will enjoy every step of the way! And remember to pick up a trail guide at the beginning of your walk- it's extremely informative and helpful.
Upper Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park has a tremendous display geysers of all shapes and sizes.
New Visitor Center
The new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center is a welcome addition to the Old Faithful Area in Yellowstone National Park.