North Carolina Zoo’s Prairie Geyser Fountain is located at one of the four North America Prairie overlooks, and visitors stopping at the accessible wooden deck may see grazing bison and elk. The fountain is part of a man-made exhibit. Delta Fountains manufactured the geysers and programmed the fountain automation.
The geyser has five “spouts.” Four of these spouts are smaller and erupt continuously, reaching two to eight feet in height, while the main spout will burst 20 to 40 feet high about every five minutes. On breezy days, visitors may catch some of the drifting spray.
This fountain uses regular drinking water which is recirculated. An automatic timer starts the fountain in the morning and turns it off in the evening. On really windy days, you may not see the geyser fountain erupting because of our water conservation practices.