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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  • Very nice. Bring a lunch or snacks and don’t forget your wine. It’s a great informative place the geyser is going off often. It’s a great learning experience for children and relaxing for adults. My n...  more »
  • This is such a cool little, low key place where a geyser erupts every so often. There is a picnic area, bocce courts, animal farm and geology museum.  more »
  • We had been to Old Faithful in Wyoming. It was a true experience! When we saw that there was another "Old Faithful" in California, we were anxious to see it. Bummer! It wasn't anything like the origin...  more »
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  • It’s a nice place for a family picnic especially if you have young children. You should go in the morning, bring some food, snacks and drinks so that you don’t need to worry about lunches and just enjoy your time there. It’s rather inconvenient if you need to find food since you have to drive some distance to the nearest town. The park is kind of small; I would divide it into four areas: geyser watching, children playground, animal ranch and a small garden. There is ample of seating to watch the geyser show. I went there during summer time and it was hot, but quiet. I think if the weather is cooler it would be more enjoyable. They provide plenty of free parking, a small kitchenette near the admission counter and free utensils (plates, forks, knives, etc.) and ice cubes. I would give it a 4-star rating. Please “Like” if you find this review helpful or useful.
  • I arrived here excited to see my first geyser and also thought it would be fun to play with the fainting goats as well. The staff was helpful and got us our tickets and on our way quickly. When we got to the back area they geyser was already going off and it was cool to see. Nothing spectacular because the spray wasn't very big or very high but cool nonetheless. In between the geyser going off which was about every 5-10 minutes, we thought it would be cool to check out the goats. Not sure if we couldn't go in the goat pen because it was so hot or that was just business as usual, but we couldn't really see or get close to the goats because they were hiding in the shade. So we didn't get to see any goats fainting. It was nice they had boards up with facts about the animals and the geyser and how it works and etc though.
  • Old Faithful geyser goes off every 5-10 minutes. The scenery is spectacular. Every angle is postcard worthy. Geology museum is informative. The animals at the petting zoo are cute and super sweet. Perfect for family, contemplating/meditation, lots of shade and places to sit. This site is a must see. Will come back again!
  • Fun stop in Calistoga. The animals were entertaining until the geyser was ready to go off. That was super fun to see. Lots of good information on signs throughout. We brought wine and a picnic and enjoyed the lively seating there.
  • We really enjoyed this. Plenty of comfortable places to sit around the geyser. A great place for the family to hang out for a few hours and have fun at the petting zoo and lawn games. The geyser is very active and spouted several times during our brief visit.
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