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Old Faithful NPS Visitor Facilities

exhibits inside the OFVEC as shown by Sally Plumb

Take a tour of the new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center with interpretive planner Sally Plumb.

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The Old Faithful Visitor Education Center

The new Old Faithful Visitor Education Center features exhibits on hydrothermal features, life in extreme environments, volcanic geology, and scientific investigations of these phenomena.

Take a video tour of the center!

Evening ranger-led programs are presented during the summer and the winter seasons. The Yellowstone Association sales outlet here provides a large selection of their merchandise.

Visit the online Old Faithful Virtual Visitor Center.

 

Backcountry Office & Clinic

The combination ranger station, backcountry office, and clinic are located across the west parking lot from the visitor center. This facility also houses the office of the District Naturalist and the district library.

Did You Know?

Dog Hooked to Travois for Transporting Goods.

Some groups of Shoshone Indians, who adapted to a mountain existence, chose not to acquire the horse. These included the Sheep Eaters, or Tukudika, who used dogs to transport food, hides, and other provisions. The Sheep Eaters lived in many locations in Yellowstone.