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Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center

15550 Central Park Rd, Middletown, CA 95461-9662
+1 707-987-4270
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Kind of interesting

If you are into electricity, then this place will be a boon. They like totally show you how... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
Alzor S
Taking the Tour from the Visitors Center

Calpine offers free tours to the actual sites of its "closed-to-the-public" geothermal plants and... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2016
George B
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Kensington, California
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Free tours of a working geothermal plant.
  • Excellent28%
  • Very good44%
  • Average14%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible0%
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“exhibits” (4 reviews)
“steam” (2 reviews)
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15550 Central Park Rd, Middletown, CA 95461-9662
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+1 707-987-4270
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Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you are into electricity, then this place will be a boon. They like totally show you how geothermal electricity works.

Thank Alzor S
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Calpine offers free tours to the actual sites of its "closed-to-the-public" geothermal plants and wells, but you need to sign up well in advance for a place on this popular attraction. The facilities are scattered up in the Mayacamas Mountains and are connected by a...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 12 July 2016

We were attracted by the giant turbine outside a modern building and although the center was closed at the time, enjoyed walking around the outside looking at the exhibits. Good place to stretch your legs from a long drive.

Thank tourgoddess
Reviewed 17 May 2015

I enjoyed the interactive displays, and some of the earthquake simulators were great! I enjoyed some of the student displays. Good experience for the whole family!

2  Thank Troy D
Reviewed 26 March 2015

We went on a Saturday to see the exhibit. It seemed more confusing than helpful. However, from reading the posters around the office building and talking with an employee (who confessed to not knowing much), this is absolutely amazing. I didn't even know the name...More

1  Thank sewkap
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This was an alternative to (or diversion from) the wineries, and part of an enjoyable day trip from Calistoga. There is gr8 information on the deveolpement, but not a lot of bling. I had no idea of the huge amount of alternative energy that is...More

1  Thank Bchgrl9
Reviewed 28 July 2012

We heard about the underground steam in the area that is used to make electricity and thought this visitor center would be interesting. NOT! There were a few exhibits and the building was new.The woman in the office never acknowledged us or asked us if...More

2  Thank Default33009
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