Old Faithful Geyser of California, Calistoga

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A smaller version of the famous geyser of the same name, Old Faithful Geyser of California shoots water into the air every 30 minutes. Purchase a ticket to view the geyser at the visitor center, and wait for the next eruption. While you wait, relax in the log cabin ambiance or visit the animals outside. You can see Tennessee "fainting" goats, llamas, and Jacob's Four-Horn Sheep. Make Old Faithful Geyser of California a part of your Calistoga vacation plans using our Calistoga trip itinerary planner.
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  • My wife and I went with our 14 year old teenage daughter. A real novelty to see this natural phenomenon. The small educational section is interesting and Caoimhe fed the goats. A nice hour spent there...  more »
  • While driving through the valley seen the signs to the geyser. If one has never seen a geyser it may be interesting but if you have seen Old Faithful you will be disappointed. The geyser does erupt ab...  more »
  • The geyser is small but very frequent. Nice museum/exhibit on the premises. A few animals for the younger folks. Well done for a singular attraction. I've waited a lot longer in Yellowstone and on Ice...  more »
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  • Fairly small and not crowded. I would recommend bringing a picnic lunch and relax and watch the water show. They have bocce ball and corn hole to play if you need something to pass the time.
  • Very cute establishment surrounding active geothermal pools and a geyser. When I visited (March 2017) the geyser was going off about every 10 minutes and shooting 30 feet high. Lots of informational signs about the history of the area and the mineral water. You are permitted to bring in lunch and a bottle(s) of wine - they have kitchenware for use! I would definitely take advantage of bringing in food and wine to sit on a cabana while watching the geyser. Goats, sheep, and alpacas are in pens and small pouches of food are available to feed and interact with them.
  • They've added a lot over the years. Nice hang out. My advice... Plan ahead and bring a picnic and a bottle of wine.
  • It was a neat little place. You could watch the geyser, play bochi ball, and feed their goats. They had snacks and drinks but also a set up if you brought your own picnic. It was a nice stop and definitely would come back👍👍👍
  • I think this place is the biggest gimmick ever. I came here last weekend with my family and was not impressed at all. You do get to see the geyser, but that's about it. You could bring your own food and have a small Picnic, but it's dusty and not a lot of shade. Save your money and visit a winery instead. Just my opinion....