Calistoga, California: Old Faithful Geyser of California

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Address:
1299 Tubbs Lane, Calistoga, CA
Directions:
Two miles northwest of downtown Calistoga. East of Hwy 28 on Tubbs Lane.
Hours:
Su-Th 8:30-8, F-Sa 8:30-9; off-season daily until 7. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
707-942-6463
Admission:
Adults $15, 4-12 $9
RA Rates:
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California's Old Faithful.

Old Faithful Geyser of California

A naturally reliable tourist attraction spurts every half-hour, with occasional bladder problems. Visited by "many notable people," according to sign.

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Old Faithful Geyser of California

Should be re-named Irregular Geyser right now. We have been here before and experienced the geyser magic multiple times in a single visit. Fast-forward to today: don't know if it is changes to its plumbing system. or the severe drought. but the Geyser is not erupting very much right now. Fortunately, the attendant told us that it had not erupted yesterday and only erupted once today (two hours ago). So we opted to come back another time when hopefully it will be regular again.

[Our Nomadic View, 10/30/2021]
Old Faithful Geyser of California

$15 per adult and $9 per kid. Go see the real one in Yellowstone -- it's free and it's better. There's a 10-ft, fence blockade around the attraction so you can't see it. Spending $40 on Christmas for a tiny eruption didn't seem worth it.

[Sandra, 12/27/2016]

Technically it's about $30 to get into Yellowstone (without factoring in gas costs if driving from California). But we agree that Calistoga's squirter is no match for the real Old Faithful.

Wonder of Nature.

Old Faithful Geyser

There is a lot of build-up to this naturally occurring hot-water shower. It probably isn't warranted... but it's still cool nonetheless! I agree with other reviewers that it is overpriced. But those who are suckers for a roadside attraction, especially one as venerable as Old Faithful, will get a kick out of it. Steam shows were happening every 5 to 10 minutes when I visited, so there's not a long wait. The goats are cute, but, then, goats are pretty much always cute. Lots of kids. Baby goats, I mean.

[Doctor Peg, 03/11/2015]

Geyser.

Old Faithful Geyser of California

Cool but not necessarily $14 cool. Should be a $6 attraction.

[Bethepoo33, 05/08/2014]

In northern Napa Valley, where pricier cork popping is customary.


Nearby Offbeat Places

Petrified ForestPetrified Forest, Calistoga, CA - 3 mi.
Medieval Castle WineryMedieval Castle Winery, Calistoga, CA - 4 mi.
Steel Bunny Foo FooSteel Bunny Foo Foo, Napa, CA - 11 mi.
In the region:
Speedway Cow, Sonoma, CA - 32 mi.

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