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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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Can do with kids otherwise skip

Geyser is quite small and usually erupt every 40 min. When I was there due to a rainy season it was every 5 min. However it is a small geyser and not impressive. For kids you also... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 NEW

Was cool to see and erupts for about 5 minutes the grounds were well kept and has a petting zoo with animals. There is no restroom but they do have two ports-potties outside.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 NEW

This is a very small geyser, not like Old Faithful in Yellowstone. It goes off about every 40 minutes or so. It seems like an attraction from the 1950s. If you are of that era and want to share a typical roadside attraction of that time, by all means go.

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Anacortes, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

They were closed, you have to book in advance but we were able to see the Museum. You need to reserve in advance, they get sold out quickly.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Geyser, while it is interesting, is grossly over rated. There is one restroom for everyone, that would be a challenge for any sanitation expert.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

Geyser is quite small and usually erupt every 40 min. When I was there due to a rainy season it was every 5 min. However it is a small geyser and not impressive. For kids you also have some animals to pet so maybe for the kids it will be more fun

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Petaluma, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The geyser was just that and fine but the petting zoo are goats and behind fences and would come to eat the food out of your had, which you had to pay for, but really didn't allow you to pet them.

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Sunnyvale, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Ok so we saw the geyser and the goats - in what universe does this cute 15 min stop justify $14 per person???? Luckily we had a Groupon $15 for 2 but even that felt steep!

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Find a deal. It's a 15 minute thing. But there are only three of them in the world so it's worth your 15 minutes to take a look. It really is pretty cool

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This is a cute little park-like space with several things to keep you busy; lots of farm animals, a small but very well done geological museum, bocce ball courts, plenty of comfortable seating and picnic areas, and the geyser of course. Although this would be a fantastic place to visit with kids, we were on a weekend getaway without our... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very pricey for what you get. Once you see it go off there is nothing else to really do. If it is the only Geyser you will likely see And you are in the area stop in but otherwise don't bother.

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