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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 #10 of 11 Attractions in Calistoga
Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
Activities: Picnicking
Owner description: Like its more famous Yellowstone counterpart, this Napa Valley geyser...
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Type: Hot Springs/ Geysers, Outdoors
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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Livermore, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Very worthwhile stop. The rain proved to be a plus as it caused the geyser to erupt every 5-10 minutes! Comfortable surroundings with plenty of comfortable seating on the lawn. Small farm on the premises with llamas and horned goats. A unique and fun experience.

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Rutland
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63 reviews 63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We were a bit worried, having seen other reviews but were pleasantly surprised. It is a natural thing an can't be precisely timed but there are comfy covered seating areas. When it finally did erupt it went on for a long time and did so repeatedly so we felt we got our money's worth. Just be prepared to go with... More 

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Rhinebeck, New York, United States
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is not quite Old Faithful but it is in fact an actual hydrothermal geyser right here in Calistoga California. Spouting a few times every hour, this is a natural wonder that is worth seeing. The facility staff is quite friendly, making this a great place to bring and eat lunch. Lots of seating areas, picnic tables, and activities for... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We stopped in prior to the wineries opening and were not disappointed. Very nice people and fun to see the animals they had on their little farm also. The Geyser itself was great and went off fairly frequently. The kids we saw while we were there seemed to really enjoy.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Really liked the goats and watching the geyser erupt ...quite frequently. Did not go to the evening lighting of the geyser but it is a good place for a picnic

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Stockton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

We thought it was a lot for what you get. $30.00 for the two of us and we were done within 10 minutes of being there. We did not bring a picnic lunch with us but others did and that appeared to make it more enjoyable.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Always wanted to see a geyser, and a geyser we saw, the rest of the place is a disappointment. The operator of this attraction could do so much more to make this an exciting attraction, but chooses not to do such. Had it not been for having a 2 for 1 ticket, we wouldn't have wasted our time or money.... More 

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San Francisco, California
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16 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Pretty fast to drive from the center of Calistoga. There is plenty of shade, seating, and farm animals for the kids. It's a bit pricey though to see a small geyser.

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I was in the area, so I thought I'd check it out. What was more interesting to me than the geyser was the four-horned sheep. The geyser was cool, but I'm not sure I can honestly recommend paying $14 for viewing. I will leave the decision up to you!

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Fair Oaks, California, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Maybe we were in a good mood; we laughed at the touristy nature of the place, petted the llamas, enjoyed the quiet, giggled over the geyser. This ain't no big deal; maybe cool for kids who don't get around livestock much.

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