It is the only captive geyser in the world. It was discovered on November 30, 1937 when a drill went down 315 feet looking ... More
It is the only captive geyser in the world. It was discovered on November 30, 1937 when a drill went down 315 feet looking for a hot water source for a pool and unleashed the geyser. It is now capped and controlled by a timer and erupts every hour on the hour.
Friendly little town. The geyser was interesting but nowhere does it mention what the source of the carbon dioxide is from. Not much else to see and do in the town. I would recommend nearby Bancroft for the annual 24th of July Pioneer Day parade and celebration.
The geiser is quite interesting as it is the world's only captive geyser. It is fairly easy to find since it is right in the center of town too. The bad news is that it is not well promoted and other than the carbonated natural mineral water springs nearby there is little of interest here unless four wheeling is of interest to you. This is a stop for a quick excursion to see the sights and continue on your journey kind of town.