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8 national parks to visit with your Valentine

By: Matt Hickman on Jan. 31, 2013, 11:28 a.m.
Old Faithful Geyser at Yellowstone

Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

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Old Faithful

Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Ideal audio accompaniment: “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band

Although a cone geyser that dramatically ejects thousands of gallons of boiling water every 91 minutes may be a touch suggestive for newly acquainted lovebirds, there’s no denying the majesty — and the amorous appeal — of Yellowstone’s most famed geothermal feature. Keep in mind that the jam-packed viewing benches surrounding Old Faithful don’t lend themselves to any sort of serious canoodling, so visitors who are left feeling a bit frisky by the performance can always decamp to a private room at the nearby historic Old Faithful Inn