Old Faithful Geyser of California, Calistoga

Categories: Hot Springs, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
1.8/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
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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  • Not much to do and I'd hardly call it a geyser, a spout maybe. The goats were more interesting . Nineteen dollars apiece. Five maybe 
  • I understand that this attraction's water pressure varies because of the tectonic plate activity, but it was a huge disappointment. The place was recently remodeled, but offers nothing else to retain ...  read more »
  • Geyser-haven't had time to animals and play and even kids are okay. And I don't want to watch the second time and quiet atmosphere. Not just rare, might as well stop by again.
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  • It's not worth it. We payed $68 just to see some few goats which we see all around in the county. The Geyser was not amazing to watch it only went a few feet up and that was every 15 minutes. This was not an amazing experience and it's not worth it. It's a rip off.
  • The place isnt very attractive they have a small petting zoo with a couple goats and a llama the whole where water shoots out is very minimal theres smoke however but not attractive well at least not for the price the bathrooms are not even bathrooms some of the place got burned but if you want a better expierence i woupdnt really reccomend this place
  • Great place to take the family. Hang out and picnic, drink some great Napa/Sonoma wine!
  • My kids LOVED this place. They got to feed the animals and play. Adults enjoyed a beautiful setting with the lunch and wine we brought in. They have a pic in stations which provides anything you need for a picnic- plastic wear, ice, etc. Very accommodating. They also have board games you can play while sitting in one of the covered seating. Some reviews below are rather negative and I do not agree with them. Yes, there are portable bathrooms next to very nice permanent bathrooms. I spoke with the new owner and apparently the county had an issue with the zoning and would not allow them to provide nice bathrooms for visitors (go figure - government does't care where you go to the bathroom apparently)… but the owner is working on the zoning issue. Also there is plenty to do - we spent several hours there. Those haters who left bad reviews are just negative people - what can you do.. Can't make everybody happy. I however, highly recommend if you are in the area, or a day trip destination - we drove from the Sacramento area and NO regrets.
  • We had 3 adults and 4 kids. 3x$15 + 4x$9=$81 of pure ripoff! First of all, the therapy pool had no water! One of the kids from another group made a comment that "this place sucks!!" Also, no real bathroom but a porty potty..wow I was here 10 years ago and it was free...one of the best tourists trap around
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