2. Old Faithful
There are two geyser areas that you should definitely see when you go to Yellowstone. Our first day we hopped in the rental car and drove straight to the first one, Old Faithful. Sure it’s a tourist trap, but we were tourists, and we wanted to see it early so we wouldn’t run out of time. The big geyser fires off 70 to 150 feet about once every 90 minutes. If you get there shortly after a show, consider going to the cafeteria of Old Faithful Lodge for a meal while you wait. The food is inexpensive, and you can see the geyser through the windows. If it goes off earlier than you expect, you can step outside to see it.