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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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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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Unless you plan to spend the afternoon, just keep on driving.

We decided to visit the Geyser after seeing a sign for it on our drive to Santa Rosa. From the road it looks quite impressive with a fairly large (but empty) parking lot. That... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Although we cringed at the price to see water shoot out of the ground, I have to admit it was kinda cool! While we were there it blew approximately ever 45 minutes for about 8 min. Make the time there worthwhile. The grounds are lovely so bring your wine, cheese, crackers and olives. They have everything as you might need... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Sought this out as an activity for early risers visiting Napa (tasting rooms don't open until 10am!). Site was well maintained with informative plaques and posters, friendly goats and the geyser. A nice place to spend an hour or two outdoors.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We decided to visit the Geyser after seeing a sign for it on our drive to Santa Rosa. From the road it looks quite impressive with a fairly large (but empty) parking lot. That should have been a clue of what to expect I think. We went into the gift shop/entrance after paying over $50 for entry plus four ice... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Worth the price of admission, $14, if you have never seen a geyser. Not nearly as spectacular as those in Yellowstone, but a lot closer for Calif. tourists. Very regular eruptions, the interval and height vary with the time of year. In late Aug., the interval was about 40 min., observed height was 35 ft. or so, observed duration was... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is the way tourism used to be in the 'old days' before government preserved and regulated things. I am not saying that National Parks are a bad thing. Far from it! What I am saying is that this is what private attractions used to be like before. California's Old Faithful is at the NW edge of Calistiga, 75 miles... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A truly phenomenal natural gayeser. Gives a spectacular performance once in 40 minutes. It is surrounded by many other gayeser and spots of spectacular beauty like the Morning Glory. Astounding to see volatile chemical activity amidst calm flower filled meadows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Really nice staff. ..front row seats to see a geyser. Goats to feed. They have cabanas to sit it, have a picnic (bring your own) and relax. Geysers are about 45 min to an hour during summer.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This is a shameless exploitation of a natural phenomenon. You will pay to see the geyser surrounded by ridiculous sofas ansd a few goats. It is a shame to se private operators have the right to take tourists hostage in such a way.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

California's Old Faithful geyser is a fun stop to make in Calistoga. It's the second time I've been here and liked it just as much as before. We were there on a hot afternoon and were very happy to sit in one of the safari-like enclosures watching the geyser erupt. My granddaughter had not seen a geyser before and was... More 

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Farmington, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

we found a groupon to reduce the cost and thank god we did because it really wasn't worth it. you have to wait a long time for the geiser to erupt and there really isnt much to do while you wait except to sit around.

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