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Witness the natural geologic wonder of the Old Faithful Geyser of California — one of three geysers in the world’s to bear the ‘faithful’ moniker due to its highly reliable spouting. Every 30 minutes or so, water and steam from an underground river shoot up through a hole in the earth’s surface for a spectacular spray that reaches up to 100 feet (30 meters). Visit the on-site geology museum to learn more about the phenomenon, and take a stroll around the grounds to see native plants and a resident herd of Tennessee fainting goats. 

Highlights

  • Admission to see the Old Faithful geyser
  • Spend some time next to Old Faithful as it sprays water into the air every 30 minutes
  • Come at night to see the geyser illuminated
  • Visit with goats, sheep and llamas
  • Learn everything there is to know about geysers, volcanoes and earthquakes in the Geology Museum

What You Can Expect

Old Faithful Geyser Admission

Old Faithful Geyser Admission

Sharing a name with the famous blowhole in Yellowstone National Park, the Old Faithful Geyser of California offers a highly predictable natural spectacle. Make your way to the lovely Napa Valley town of Calistoga, arriving at any time during the park’s operating hours to use your general admission ticket. Enjoy the serene surroundings as you wait for the exciting moment when the geyser erupts. 


Roughly every 30 minutes, watch a pressurized spray of water shoot up from the middle of a pond, reaching heights of 60 to 100 feet (18 to 30 meters). The impressive display is entirely natural and comes from a river that runs through molten lava deep underground and is forced up through a hole in the earth’s surface.


Feel free to watch the spectacle as many times as you like, or wander around the grounds. Visit the on-site geology museum to learn more about geysers, and take a peaceful stroll through the native plant gardens. Enjoy a game of bocce ball, and be sure to say hello to the resident farm critters including a guard llama, four-horn sheep and a small herd of Tennessee fainting goats. 


Customer Reviews

jaliandy69

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved it but found that it is very sad that the United States is not helping them with a preservation fund when there are so few natural phenomenas in the world. This is a trip only for a person that would appreciate it, otherwise they might find it boring.

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