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OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER OF CALIFORNIA: NATURE'S WATER SHOW, FARM, & MUSEUM

While not quite as dramatic as Yellowstone's Old Faithful Geyser, this smaller version in Calistoga, California is a spectacular wonder nevertheless. Marvel at the faithful eruptions every 15 to 30 minutes when the geyser blows off steam for a dramatic show of nature. While waiting for Old Faithful to erupt, enjoy the peaceful and beautiful scenery, enjoy lunch in the picnic grounds and visit the petting zoo that's home to llamas, horned sheep, and mountain goats. Learn all about how geysers work in the Geology Museum, free with admission.
 

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Hours -

 Open daily. March 1st - April 30th: 8:30 am - 7 pm, May 1st - September 30th: 8:30 am - 7 pm, October 1st - October 31st: 8:30 am - 6 pm, November 1st - February 28th: 8:30 am - 5 pm
 

PRICES -

$15 Adults (12+), $13 Seniors (65 ) and Military, $9 Children 4-11, and free for children under 4.
 

Activities

  • Watching Nature's Show
  • Geology Museum
  • Animal Farm & Petting Zoo
  • Gift Store
  • Picnics
  • Bocce Ball
 
 

FAQs

  • HOW OFTEN DOES OLD FAITHFUL ERUPT?

    Old Faithful Geyser gets its name from its regular erupting performance that is expected like clockwork. Every 15 to 30 minutes, the geyser erupts, wowing crowds with sprays of water as high as 60 feet into the air. Occasionally, the geyser erupts as frequently as every five minutes, especially if there has been a lot of rainfall.

  • WHAT ELSE CAN I SEE NEAR OLD FAITHFUL?

    Explore the Old Faithful Animal Farm, where you can see and pet animals, including the famous Tennessee Fainting Goats, Jacob's Four-Horn Sheep, and Guard Llamas. Walk through the beautiful Old Faithful Gardens with native plants, a natural mineral water fountain and panoramic views of the Palisades and Robert Louis Stevenson State Park. End your time at Old Faithful at the Geology museum where you can learn all about how geysers work.

 

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