Yellowstone visitor centerAfter 10 years of planning and construction, Yellowstone National Park opened a new visitor education center at Old Faithful.

A smaller visitor center built in the late 1960s was demolished to make way for the new two-story structure.

Multimedia and interactive exhibits inform visitors about what makes a geyser erupt, what creatures thrive in the hot spring waters and how the park's volcanic past is visible today.

The nonprofit Yellowstone Park Foundation contributed $15 million of the total cost of design, construction and exhibits. This was matched by $12 million in federal funds.

Yellowstone draws 3 million visitors per year.

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