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. Plan to see Old Faithful Geyser of California and other attractions that appeal to you using our Calistoga road trip planning app .
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  • I’ve seen more water pressure from a garden hose. Not worth $15 in my opinion. I give it 2 stars because of the goats that we were able to feed.  more »
  • A bit pricey, but very informative. Nice trinkets for sale in the gift shop as well. Family friendly too.  more »
  • Okay, I'm going to do hands up that we had NOT had any wine yet, the morning we visited. But we loved it - well maybe my old jaded husband wasn't quite as enthused as the rest of us, but my adult kids...  more »
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  • Love the place. ... It's a good family activity. ... There a lot of chairs ,table,games, and photo opportunities. ... Bring some picnic basket/food and spend a day or/half day. ... The geyser was amazing. ... Customer service was friendly and nice. ...
  • The price seems a bit high but the place is nice. Farm animals are good for kids. Good place for the kids to see the living earth in action when the geyser shoots the water high in the sky.
  • 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.
  • It was going off every five minutes when I visited in June 2017. I could take good pictures because not that many people were willing to pay the 15 dollar entrance fee. It is just the Geyser you are paying to see. The "Museum" is a room and the porta potties are unimpressive.

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