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Old Faithful Geyser of California

Address: 1299 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone Number: 707-942-6463
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$14*
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Ranked #13 of 15 Attractions in Calistoga
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Like its more famous Yellowstone counterpart, this Napa Valley geyser...
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Nature & Parks
Activities: Picnicking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Austin, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

There were a lot of goats. Guests can feed and pet them. The old geyser shoots up in the air every a few minutes. I can see and hear the steam and sound from the ground opening, pretty fascinating. A few reading materials and a small gift shop. Does it really worth a family visit of $14/person entrance fee?

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Seriously? Who would give this place a good review? What a HUGE waste of money and time. Napa area is so wonderful with such beautiful places , spend the $ on wine or really anything else in the world but this place!

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SAN DIEGO
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Yes the surrounding neighborhood is less than stimulating, but at least the geyser is real. What else you gonna do in this area? State Park in Calistoga is nice enough. Worth a stop on your travels through this area, but not a destination point. Travel On!!

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San Jose, California, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

It's fun to read the history they have on signs around the geyser. And it's funny to have to wait for the geyser to shoot out of the ground because in the beginning you just get bubbling and quick spouts. At first you think "was that it?" but stick around for at least 30 minutes to get the full effect.... More 

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Napa Valley, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

These things are just way cool. A decent spout of water gushes out of the ground every few minutes. Badly landscaped but i am always amazed by the force of nature. makes you wonder if you should be hanging out with all that going on under your feet!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Unless you have a car full of bored children and need somewhere to stop for a picnic then save your precious money. On the plus side - the geyser is only one of three in the world so if, like us, you feel you'd like to pay a visit while you're in the area, you can at least tick it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went here as a kid and it was very fun. I also have gone last time in calistoga with my wife and this a a really great fun family spot.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Since there are only 3 active geysers in the world, this one included, you should see it. there is a petting zoo and many pick up lunch at the local Cal-Mart and then bring it to the grounds where you can see the geyser

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Woodland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

a must see for families....kids will love it!!! Under new management so they are upgrading right now...but the nature surrounding this place is amazing!!!! :)

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Austin
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79 reviews 79 reviews
10 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you have never seen a geyser, maybe it's worth the stop. Even so, close call. If you are traveling with kids, this is a place where they can burn off some energy.

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