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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  • October 3, 2017
    We were looking for between two tastings by something small and fun to do and this was ideal. We arrived by the rainy period for the geyser was kind enough to more regular than otherwise to manifest itself and the crew is cleverly comfy seats with a view of Old Faithful. Here we had really can sit a little longer!
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  • October 3, 2017
    We were intrigued with the idea of fainting goats, thought that would be interesting since we had never seen that before. Lots of cute goats, no fainting at the all. Waste of $30 for the two of us. St...  more »
  • September 20, 2017
    Took my visiting relatives from out of town. The staff was polite and had a motorized chair for my Aunt. The rest rooms are outhouses and the gyser was weak, not at all like the one in yellowstone. Th...  more »
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  • June 22, 2017
    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. ...
  • July 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 16, 2017
    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.
  • March 23, 2017
    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.
  • June 22, 2017
    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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