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Old Faithful Geyser of California

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Address: 1299 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-1055
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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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Interesting but not really compelling for the price

I stopped in here in December and the geyser did indeed erupt every few minutes. Other than that, the attraction is fairly uninteresting. Lots of goats and sheep, plus a very... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
AJ C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had not really planned on going anywhere on New Year's Eve. This came up on a search of where to go in the area. We called and made sure it was open got there and the place was really nice. My bf was very impressed with how different it is from your everyday places. Walked around and saw the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped in here in December and the geyser did indeed erupt every few minutes. Other than that, the attraction is fairly uninteresting. Lots of goats and sheep, plus a very sad looking Llama. The geologic "museum" is really not a museum at all. BUT the geyser is definitely faithful

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Thank AJ C
Little Falls, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$15 for about 5 minutes of your time. There are some cute animals, but there are other things to see in the area.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the admission price is USD 15 but i feel its expensive & no other attractions. Kids will enjoy the open place and animals .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had great time visiting the geyser which was active every 5-10 min to our pleasure. The place has nice garden and small petting goats place.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a privately owned place. Not much to see. Admission is over-priced. Felt like being gouged after the visit

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We had read about Old Faithful Geyser in Calistoga and we had some extra time before our wine tour at Castello di Amorosa, so we decided to drop in. The geyser was going every 5 to 10 minutes, which was very nice as we were able to see several eruptions while we were there. They have a lot of place... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's interesting. The little park is nicely kept. If you're lucky and it's a sunny day, you will catch rainbows when the little geyser shoots up, which it does regular as clockwork. You can see the culprit (Mount St Helena) in he distance and the Palisades in the distance. Outside from that, it's more of an attraction for families with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The geyser shot up every 5 to 8 minutes and up to 30 to 40 feet into the air. The staff there explained to us that the short duration in between explosions was due to recent seismic activity in the area. Usually it should be more like 30 minutes apart and 60 to 100 feet into the air. It was... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

The geyser and the museum are the only real points of interest and not worth the fee charged to go in. There are some farm animals for kids and a lot of seating. May be nicer in summer? The old faithful in NZ is much more well run with better facilities and more actovites for the entrance fee charged.

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