Calistoga attractions

Zoo in Calistoga

Safari West

Giraffes in Wine Country? Whadya know. Safari West sprawls over 400 acres and hosts wildebeests, zebras, cheetahs and other exotic animals, which mostly roam free. See them on a guided 2½-hour safari in open-sided j…
State Park in Calistoga

Robert Louis Stevenson State Park

At this undeveloped state park 8 miles north of Calistoga, the long-extinct volcanic cone of Mt St Helena marks Napa Valley’s end. It's a strenuous 5-mile climb to the peak’s 4343ft summit, but what a view – 200 mil…
Museum in Calistoga

Sharpsteen Museum

Across from the picturesque 1902 City Hall (originally an opera house), the Sharpsteen Museum was created by an ex-Disney animator (whose Oscar is on display) and houses a fantastic diorama of town in the 1860s, big…
Winery in Calistoga

Olabisi Wines

In downtown Calistoga, this tasting room run by a long-time winemaker specializes in extremely small-production wines produced with wild yeast. The big Cabs, floral Pinots and dry whites often sell out quickly, with…
State Park in Calistoga

Bothe-Napa Valley State Park

A mile-long trail leads from Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park to adjacent Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, where there’s a swimming pool ($5) and camping, plus hiking through redwood groves. If you're two or more ad…
Park in Calistoga

Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park

This park features a 36ft-high water-powered mill wheel dating to 1846 – the largest still operating in North America. The best part: you can actually see them grinding flour when they open up for tours on the weeke…
Geyser in Calistoga

Old Faithful Geyser

Calistoga’s miniversion of Yellowstone’s Old Faithful shoots boiling water 30ft to 80ft into the air, every 10 to 20 minutes. The vibe is pure roadside Americana, with folksy hand-painted interpretive exhibits, picn…
Forest in Calistoga

Petrified Forest

Three million years ago at this now roadside-Americana attraction, a volcanic eruption at Mt St Helena blew down a stand of redwoods. The trees fell in the same direction, away from the blast, and over the millennia…