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Drove up here to check out this man made fountain with our grandkids, however the fountain wasn't... read more

Reviewed August 14, 2018
Hickory, North Carolina
Interesting to see or picnic in the area

This geyser was built over a hundred years ago and might be worth a drive over if you are in the... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2018
Sheryl G
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Recently restored, the geyser is located about five miles from town.
Old Fort, NC
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Geyser was just down the road from the B&B we were staying at and the geyser reservoir was just behind our room. We were very disappointed to find it was out of order. Our host at the B&B said that due to heavy rains...More

Thank MHP8473
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This "geyser"was once a man made fountain that was restored decades ago. It is not functioning nor much to see.

1  Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed September 5, 2018 via mobile

Geyser not operational. Nice stream nearby but don’t go out of your way to get here. You will be highly disappointed. It’s a shame that the Town of Andrews don’t activate this just for tourist sake.

Thank Duck240
Reviewed August 14, 2018

Drove up here to check out this man made fountain with our grandkids, however the fountain wasn't working that day. This is a few miles off the interstate and offers a different place to have a picnic and enjoy the creek running down the back....More

1  Thank suziles71
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

We visited this Geyser in hopes to get some pics of what I remembered to be a beautiful geyser. We were disappointed. There was no water at all spewing from the ground. What a disappointment!

1  Thank prettyH2O
Reviewed July 7, 2018 via mobile

The Geyser was not operational as of 7/7/18. The small picnic area was nice and the surrounding area pretty including the stream which could be heard from a distance; however, the area seems to have been forgotten and is no longer maintained. 😢

3  Thank Shannen M
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful area of oldfort. It is a great place for picnics and fishing in mill creek. The only downside is no porta John's and no restroom. The closest rest room is about 5 miles away.

Thank Steven P
Reviewed March 19, 2018

This geyser was built over a hundred years ago and might be worth a drive over if you are in the area to view Catawba Falls hiking waterfall area. There are a few picnic tables and they are currently making improvements to the area.

Thank Sheryl G
Reviewed November 7, 2017

This is a nice place to stop for a picnic if there aren't to many bugs. A good spot to read about some local history and if your lucky see some trains snaking up or down the curvy mountainside. A fun back road trip from...More

Thank winegen
Reviewed September 5, 2017

While I enjoy the fountain and how it works...I go there to see the trains claw their way up and out of the george crossing the Continental Divide. They assend or descend, approximately 1100 feet making their way between Ashville and Old Fort . It...More

2  Thank CatalinaKid39
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March 28, 2016|
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Response from OhioRich60 | Reviewed this property |
It runs non-stop. It is fed from a stream 5 miles up in the mountains. You must have been there during a dry spell if it was not working. There are no admission charges.
March 8, 2016|
Response from OhioRich60 | Reviewed this property |
No charges.