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“unique and fun”

Old Faithful Geyser of California
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Ranked #15 of 67 things to do in Calistoga
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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.
Nice, California
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“unique and fun”
Reviewed April 13, 2013

The geyser has a pretty setting with a picnic area available nearby. The geyser sight is surrounded by large bamboo thicket. It is fun for children to see the small minnows gathering around the edges of the pools in a lovely grassy surround. Makes for great photos to set up early and get a family outing picture. A unique way to spend an afternoon.

Visited September 2012
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Martinez, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Fun for kids of all ages”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

It's a kick to see the Old Faithful Geyser and fun for all ages. Its the second time I visited in the last 5 years and my teens loved it. If you can't take the trip to Yellowstone this is a small version. They have the fainting goats, 4 horned goats, Llamas and picnic tables to rest or have lunch. The price is a bit steep ($14) but where else can you see one in the Bay Area? It is a nice side trip off the wine tasting tours. The goats have seen it all so you probably won't get them to faint. But you can feed them and the babies for a quarter. You can go on their website and save $1 per person.

Visited April 2013
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The Dalles, Oregon, United States
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41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A surprise”
Reviewed April 9, 2013

I now have been to all the Old Faithful Geysers in the world. Yellowstone, New Zealand, and California. This was the smallest but just as awesome.

Visited September 2012
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45 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A place to visit when you are in the area”
Reviewed April 5, 2013

If you are in the area, then I think you should visit so that you can erase it from your bucket list. However, the $14 entrance fee is a bit pricey. Don't drive there just to see it else you will be disappointed. There is really nothing to see except the geyser and a sideshow of goats. Combine the trip with doing something else. I love driving by the vineyards and checking out the stores in Napa and St Helena and so I didn't mind the long drive.

Visited March 2013
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128 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Well, a geyser... plus some add ones”
Reviewed April 3, 2013

My wife loved it! I was standing at the entrance 15 years ago and decided not to pay the fee. It is nice to see it. But the rest (the goats etc.) is not really worth it. You have to decide for yourself if you need to see a geyser.

Visited April 2013
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