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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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Geyser

The old faithful geyser, was nice to see and it did blow every 5 min or so and lasted a min or so each time. Not really high and not a great force but it was interesting. Not... read more

Reviewed 29 February 2016
Robert B
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Wittlich, Germany
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Wittlich, Germany
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

The old faithful geyser, was nice to see and it did blow every 5 min or so and lasted a min or so each time. Not really high and not a great force but it was interesting. Not having been to Yellowstone I was pleased. There are covered and open places to sit and have a picnic lunch. Glasses provided... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Truly not worth the money, the best part of the visit (other than leaving) was the one carnival mirror. Maybe this will put it all in perspective, pay an admission and get to use a port a potty . We might get our money's worth over time just Mali g fun of ourselves for wasting our money

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Thank Stuart R
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 19 February 2016

Tiny place, wells maintained, they have a small petting zoo, and a geyser, which is cool. Very nice for picnics, and they do provide some picnic stuff (cups, glasses, cutlery, etc.). The location is pretty, but its smallish and you get to see the whole thing in 15 minutes.

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San Jose, California
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

Nice place to relax. There are lots of families with little kids. The geyser was coming out every 5 minutes when we were there. If you've seen the old faithful in Yellowstone, then this would just look like a burst water pipe (it looks like it even if you've not been to yellowstone). Use groupon to get an unbeatable ticket... More 

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Thank Jerry S
Colchester, Connecticut
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

Nice place to take your family to pet animals and sit with a picnic and take a little while to see the geyser but it is a small geyser maybe 20-30 feet high but well worth the effort as a side trip to the wineries.

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Thank 22garylee
Victoria, Canada
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

Great place to take the kids as it has very friendly goats that eat out of your hand. The geyser erupted every 5 minutes when I was there and it was interesting to see. The admission fee is a bit steep but we had a Groupon of 2 for 1 that made it much more affordable.

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Thank DONNA D
Honolulu
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

The geyser was interesting to see but after the first time it blows I lost interest. What was more fun for me and my wife were the goats in the petting zoo. We must have spent a good half-hour feeding the goats who all wanted the treats bought from the store. You'll get a lot of goat saliva on your... More 

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Clearfield, Utah
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Reviewed 7 February 2016

I remember seeing the more famous Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park with my parents and siblings when I was transitioning from fifth grade to sixth grade in elementary school, but I never learned about the existence of the Old Faithful Geyser of California in Calistoga (a city in the Upper Napa Valley, 75 miles north of San Francisco) until... More 

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Martinez, California
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Reviewed 4 February 2016

My husband and I have seen Old Faithful in Yellowstone but never the one in our backyard. We live in the bay area and so we went to the Old Faithful Geyser of California and we are so glad that we did. The geyser was popping its cork ever few minutes the day we were there which was very interesting.... More 

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San Mateo, California
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Reviewed 1 February 2016

We traveled here with my hubby and it was an amazing place. The place was heavenly, quiet and breathtaking for every sprinkles of water..

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