Old Faithful Geyser of California, Calistoga
(1.8/5 based on 700+ 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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  • 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 w...  more »
  • 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 cu...  more »
  • 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 ar...  more »
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  • This placr was a solid tourist attraction and would have been better if it wasn't raining. With that being said, the star deduction is for the simplicity of the attraction. There is a geology room which has some articles about the history of the geyser and its relation to earthquakes. It is technically a museum but simple and, for scientists and average person alike, likely adds little value. There is also some animals to see (llamas and goats). When we came the garden was unimpressive and it was hard to imagine it being impressive. Even if it were, it'd be small and little value add. For the main event, the geyser was pretty cool. When we went the geyser lasted for short period (1 min) and fired frequently (about every 6 min). But this changes. The cashier let us know this information before we purchased admission. There are a couple of penny press machines.
  • Way too expensive for so much little. The geyser is small so, to make it worth its price, they should include more amenities in the price. And the small museum they have does not deserve the name. For the price they charge, they should offer so much more. Or else just charge much less. At most, I would only pay $5 for what they offer.
  • 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.
  • Tourist trap, but kinda neat. High entrance fee. The free kitchen for picnics is nice.
  • This place has declined over the years. They have a very small petting zoo. The Geyser is cool but it's small. Definitely pack a picnic to make an experience.