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Old Faithful Geyser of California

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Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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Like its more famous Yellowstone counterpart, this Napa Valley geyser erupts at regular intervals - every forty minutes, in the case of the Calistoga gusher.
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As featured in 3 Days in Napa
1299 Tubbs Ln, Calistoga, CA 94515-1055
+1 707-942-6463
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Reviewed May 30, 2018

I've seen Old Faithful in Yellowstone, in Iceland and now Calistoga, California. Not as big but goes off more.

Thank Tdhalldds
Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We found this place traveling around Napa wine country. We enjoyed our visit. It was pretty cool. Makes me want to travel to Yellowstone and see the real one.

Thank 449mathewb
Reviewed May 26, 2018

Seems people either really love this place or feel the opposite. My wife and I are the side that loves it. It's old school to be sure and far, far from fancy. It's a roadside attraction from yesteryear; perhaps that's the appeal for us. The...More

Thank PATraveler71
Reviewed May 13, 2018

We stopped here on a travel trip and I thought it would be boring but it was really entertaining and my kids liked it too. We stayed about 45 min to see it a few times. Pack a picnic and have lunch when your here!

1  Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

I loved seeing the geyser go off every 2-3 minutes. The chairs were very relaxing the museum informative and the goats and llamas fun.

1  Thank Bertski33
Reviewed May 1, 2018

"Old" is the operative word here. There is a geyser and it erupts on occasion but it might as well be a garden hose with a nozzle on it. When you think geyser you think Yellowstone. This is absolutely nowhere close to Yellowstone. It isn't...More

4  Thank Richard R
Reviewed April 29, 2018

We stumbled upon this when wine tasting, an avid travel researcher, this one slipped under the radar and thrilled to see it in action. We were there early January and it was very active.

1  Thank porky1porky
Reviewed April 26, 2018

The young ladies working there were personable and friendly. That being said, the atmosphere could best be described as "run down." But both adults and kids had fun: feeding the animals, playing games, pretending to "fly" in a kid-friendly playground plane, pelting each other with...More

1  Thank ssrbcox
Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Thank goodness we had a Groupon. Even still it was not worth it. While the story behind the geyser may be interesting, it was like visiting a water fountain with a couple fo goats to feed. All of us were disappointed.

5  Thank duncanslam
Reviewed April 11, 2018

This was iffy when I took my kids 10 years ago but now it's even worse. The price is higher and the place is worse. They had an out-house for a toilet and the place really has nothing to recommend. It does have a geyser...More

2  Thank Sammy1228
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Vicky R
September 30, 2016|
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Response from koray S | Property representative |
Yes, Vicky. We’re open 7 days a week 9 am to 5 pm. Starting in April, we extend our closing hours to 6 and then to 7pm after June.
March 31, 2015|
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Response from Hobo778 | Reviewed this property |
Armstrong Woods is not too far away from Napa and gives an awesome feeling of being among the giant trees - if the kids are good "spotters", they might see the Banana Slug. It's very large and yellowish. Castello di Amoroso... More