Located in the Old Faithful Area, the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center opened on August 25, 2010. As you enter the center, you will find yourself in a lobby, with a huge window overlooking Old Faithful Geyser. This center contains staff to answer your questions, and supply you with informative pamphlets. There is an excellent museum in the center that features exhibits on the park’s hydrothermal features. These features are what made the park famous, and include geysers, hot springs, mud pots, and fumaroles (steam vents). You will learn about life in these environments, the volcano beneath Yellowstone, and ongoing scientific research within the park. There is a Young Scientist exhibit room, that includes a full-size geyser model, and hands-on exhibits. If you are an adult with no children, don’t skip this room, it can be enjoyed by all ages. There is also a theater to view films to further enhance your understanding of Yellowstone. This is an excellent place to learn how geysers erupt, how life forms live in the scalding water and boiling mud, and what the colors in a hot spring may tell you. I highly recommend this visitor center, as it will increase your understanding, and appreciation of Yellowstone’s thermal areas.
The center also contains a small book store, where you can purchase a few souvenirs, post cards, and books.
This is a nice diversion from all the sight seeing. There is a nice I-MAX theatre in West Yellowstone. Even my 3 year old was enthralled by the hour long show about Lewis and Clark. They have different shows running throughout the day.
is the Chapel built in 1913 of native stone, slate roof and oak furnishings. The chapel is still in use today although the doors were locked when we were there.
Old Faithful Snow Lodge and Cabins Yellowstone National Park
7 Reviews and 515 Opinions We stayed in the Snow Lodge (not cabins) for 3 nights at the end of our weeklong trip. My father,...