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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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The kids wanted to see a geyser so we pulled in. Admission is too much for what they have. The geyser does erupt every few minutes but it is not anything spectacular (maybe... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Medford, Oregon
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Medford, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The kids wanted to see a geyser so we pulled in. Admission is too much for what they have. The geyser does erupt every few minutes but it is not anything spectacular (maybe 20' high). The kids saw it go once and were not really impressed. They liked the smelly, loud goats better than the hot water. The price of... More 

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Whitchurch, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Great to see the geyser erupting every 5-10 mins when we visited. Not much else to do and $14 entrance a bit steep but worth the visit.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I had never seen a Geyser before in real life. It's quite an experience, that anyone should have. Like a solar eclipse or so. It's not possible to get a glimpse of how it feels like from tv or from friends talking about it. What's best about this Geyser is that it's old and faithful. So faithful that you can... More 

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east lyme connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We were taking a Sunday drive along the Silverado trail and decided to visit old faithful.What an unexpected surprise! We spent quite a while there.We had a nice picnic lunch.We fed the goats. We truly enjoyed old faithful. The staff was wonderful. We are so glad we stopped.

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Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Sadly, I agree with the other travelers that this is pricey and does not live up to any expectations. There is a viewing area around the geyser that has a bunch of mismatched chairs and benches. The animals on the property do not appear to be well kept and seem somewhat abandoned. With the amount of property and attraction of... More 

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Seattle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

But hey, I'm an utter sucker for a roadside attraction, especially a venerable one such as this! As others have said, admission price is about double what it should be, but I agree that managers seem to be trying to update and improve the grounds. It may be an impossible task with such a modest item, but can't fault them... More 

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Chula Vista, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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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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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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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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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