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Sharpsteen Museum

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Address: 1311 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515-1441
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Unexpected joy

So much info in such a small space! Experienced and helpful volunteers. Some interactive displays. Wasn't expecting this place at all, and so glad we stumbled across it.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 January 2016
Caroline H
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

So much info in such a small space! Experienced and helpful volunteers. Some interactive displays. Wasn't expecting this place at all, and so glad we stumbled across it.

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Thank Caroline H
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

Caroline, thank you for visiting us at Sharpsteen Museum! We’re pleased to know how much you enjoyed our exhibits and we hope to see you again should you ever return to Calistoga! More 

Fair Oaks, California
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99 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

If you're interested in how Calistoga got started, this is the place to visit. Very charming and small enough to not get museum burn-out. The diorama of the old town and the stories about Sam Brannan make it all worthwhile.

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Thank Susan W
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

Susan, thank you for your five star and generous recommendation! We love hearing from our visitors and it’s great to know how much you enjoyed our exhibits and displays. Please stop in and see us again next time you’re in Calistoga! More 

michigan
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46 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

We stopped in to this delightful, small museum because of the recommendations on Trip Advisor. There is a minimal request of a $3.00 donation that you can put into a container at the entrance. A docent/volunteer shared information about Mr Sharpsteen's work with Walt Disney Studios in the 1950's, as an artist. You can see the Oscar that Walt Disney... More 

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

We can hardly express our appreciation of this incredibly lovely review. Thank you for stopping by Sharpsteen Museum. We are very happy to hear you were pleased with the kind service you received from our wonderful volunteers. Your recommendation means so much, thanks again! More 

Chicago
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Stopped in while browsing at the Farmers' Market and stayed for about an hour. Very good. Developed by a guy who worked for Disney in the 50s. Take a look.

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your kind words, Theo! Your recommendation and support of the Sharpsteen Museum is truly appreciated. More 

Grass Valley
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12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2015

Small but very informative about the history of Calistoga. The docent was very friendly and knew her history of the museum.

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Thank Carol H
Kathryn B, General Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

Hi Carol, Thank you for reviewing your recent visit to Sharpsteen Museum! We’re glad to hear you enjoyed yourself and we hope to see you again next time you’re in the area. More 

Jupiter, Florida
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56 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

We stop in as curious tourists and it was a delight. We saw the Disney display and learned alot from the ladies who volunteer at this quaint museum. It is worth stopping in while having lunch nearby. So much history in one very unique museum. If you go on Sat., they have their farmer's market right across the parking lot.... More 

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your excellent review! We’re pleased to know how much you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate the useful tips for our future guests. Please stop in and see us again soon! More 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2015

Very interesting museum with a lot for children. Intricate displays of the history of settlers in area. Also founder Ben Sharpsteen was an illustrator for and friend of Walt Disney.

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

bullj51, We truly appreciate the 5 star rating that you provided us! Thank you for the kind words you’ve written from your recent visit to Sharpsteen. More 

San Francisco, CA
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20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

lotsa old stuff, wild west and like movie type stuff and all kinda things that make you glad you didn't live then

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Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

WarmSFNight, We appreciate your review. Thanks for visiting Sharpsteen Museum! More 

Santa Barbara, CA
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165 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

If you need a break from wine tasting and eating, this is a very nice diversion. It is a small museum but anyone who has a tiny bit of interest in the area, will find it well worth the time. The layout and the information is well organized in an efficient manner. Calistoga has a facinating cast of founding fathers.

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Thank CAKath2
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

CAKath2, Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. We are very happy to hear you found our museum well worth the visit! More 

Petaluma, California
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

My husband and I were doing a little local tourist-ing and though this museum would be a great place to kill half an hour stretching our legs on the drive back from the Petrified Forest. We were totally blown away by the museum! The care and love that was put into this place makes it magical. The docent was happy... More 

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Thank Heather J
Kathryn B, Manager at Sharpsteen Museum, responded to this review

Heather, Words cannot express how much your review means to us. Thank you for you wonderful feedback! At Sharpsteen Museum we put forth our sincerest efforts to provide a 5 star experience for all of our visitors and it makes us to happy to hear you and your husband received exactly that. We would love to have you back in... More 

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