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Old Faithful Geyser of California

1299 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA 94515
707-942-6463
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Ranked #11 of 12 Attractions in Calistoga
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers
Activities: Picnicking
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... more » 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

It was a surprise to learn California had a Geyser. I think this attraction should be managed by the county or state. The bathrooms were portable toilets!!!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

What a terrible waste of money!!! One big misstake to go there... Nothing to do. No decoration. Expensive shop. They claim to have 'fainting goats' Well, we were the one who allmost fainted when we realised what we got for nearly fifteen dollar. It's a shame!

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Broadway, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Last visited this in the eighties and it is now a gorgeous little spot with picnic tables, shade, comfy seating, a small animal farm with fainting goats (!). Lovely. And Old Faithful did not disappoint.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The geyser was interesting as well as the stories on the grounds about how they came about. This is one of only four geysers in the world, we are told. The property just changed hands and is being upgraded, which it needs.There is a petting farm on the premises. With children, you have a picnic are and can make a... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We went so that we could keep our 3 year old entertained and in that respect it did not disappoint. It costs 13 dollars per adult with the AAA discount and for your money you get to sit on comfy lawn furniture of mixed genres from around the world (everything from calfornia style beach umbrellas to what looks like bedouin... More

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We happened to be in Calistoga so we stopped to see the geyser but I'm glad we didn't go out of our way. We spent about an hour there. The geyser would erupt for about 4 minutes. There were some goats/sheep/llama feed and visit with, but not much else.

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Severn, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

It isn't a big show, it isn't super interactive and it isn't Yellowstone. However, if you are in Napa, and plan on driving up valley, it is well worth the stop to see it. It is a little old school, but it gives you a vision into what geothermal is, and the power that it can generate. There is a... More

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Zürich, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Compared with exciting, "modern" media shows and attractions, it is boring, ok. It is a "down to earth" thing. Actually, most of the action is even under the earth .. get educated and read the plates or website. I have been there now multiple times, and always enjoyed the setting, the peace, the quietness, the wind touching the bamboo ..... More

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Eaton, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Having been to Yellowstone and seeing Old Faithful I thought it's worth checking out. It is a bit expensive, however they do offer a military discount. The geyser itself was cool. There are plenty of places to sit back and relax to wait and watch. As for souveniers, there is not much. They do sell cold drinks and chips. Cashier... More

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This is such a fun, low key, old school site. We road our bikes hear from town and spent over an hour watching the geyser. Very interesting for families.

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