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Old Faithful Geyser of California

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Address: 1299 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: 707-942-6463
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Picnicking
Description: Like its more famous Yellowstone counterpart, this Napa Valley geyser...
Like its more famous Yellowstone counterpart, this Napa Valley geyser erupts at regular intervals - every forty minutes, in the case of the Calistoga gusher.
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Pricey but should see

We stoopped here after the petrified forrest visit. The price is high for what you see but you should see it at least once. They have numerous discounts to include a military... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
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Chula Vista, California
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Chula Vista, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We stoopped here after the petrified forrest visit. The price is high for what you see but you should see it at least once. They have numerous discounts to include a military discount. The geyser sprays every 10 minutes or so. It goes about 15 - 20 feet in the air. They also have a petting zoo, picnic tables and... More 

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Berea, Kentucky
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34 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I was fortunate enough to have visited this attraction in the summer of 1979, when it was still something to see. That was before the real "Old Faithful" of Calistoga (the one shown on the advertisement" was CAPPED! There is one small geyser that gently sprays every few minutes, but it is a poor imitation of what was once there.... More 

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Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We paid over $40 for a visit for 3 guests. The geyser doesn't go very high. We were unimpressed. I would save your money and skip this tourist trap.

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Rohnert Park, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

If you're anticipating a replica of the Yellowstone's Old Faithful, you'll be disappointed. If you go with an open mind and just enjoy this little spouter, you'll be just fine. It is really dependent on the amount of water that seeps into it - just like in Yellowstone. With California's on-going drought, it has been reduced (so I hear) from... More 

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Haslett, Michigan
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

It's $11 per adult for admission. There isn't a lot to see but it is interesting. If you decide to go bring a bottle of wine and snacks - they are allowed. There is a petting zoo and there were very cute baby goats. The geyser is really cool.

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Morro Bay, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

You used to be able to view the Geyser for free. Now it costs $13. We opted to spend the money elsewhere. The entrance and visitor building is very commercial and does not work for a natural resource such as this. Disappointing.

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Glenview, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I have never seen a Geyser so why bot. Kind of pricey but can say I say it plus got to feed baby goats. Must see at least once.

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South San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

The family thought I was a little odd for saying we should visit the geyser while we were in Napa. We had our kids with us and it's tough to find much for them to do around Napa. They were a little less than thrilled with the geyser, but got pretty excited about feeding the baby goats. There are some... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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21 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

About 5-10 minutes north of Callistoga. Worth visiting since the thing goes off like clockwork about every 5 minutes. The owners are sprucing the place up & they have a small animal farm as well. You can easily spend about half an hour or more or pack a picnic & enjoy the beauty of the surrounding hillsides & range .

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Jackson, California
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

A small roadside attraction with goats, a geyser and picnic area. Once the geyser spouts, that is it. Having never seen a geyser, we can say, "We came, saw and won't be going back." Staff is friendly and the Charles Schultz autograph interesting.

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