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Marin County Civic Center

3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903-4112
+1 415-499-7009
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Must see for architecture students and Wright fans

The Marin County Civic Center is worth a visit if you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright. It no... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Alexandria, Virginia
FLW on a big scale

I wish we had visited on a day that there are tours, but seeing such a massive Frank building, is... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Hawthorne, New Jersey
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3501 Civic Center Dr, San Rafael, CA 94903-4112
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Marin County Civic Center is worth a visit if you are a fan of Frank Lloyd Wright. It no longer has a shop, I would like to have bought a book about the building, even a brochure would have been welcome. It is like...More

Thank Huntbox
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I wish we had visited on a day that there are tours, but seeing such a massive Frank building, is special even just walking around the property. If you appreciate Frank's work, take the time & visit the civic center.

Thank UMDKatie03
Reviewed 13 September 2017

No need to book just show up - we did it last minute and it was fascinating. You get shown all the design features of the building, its a cross between the Guggenheim and Star Wars. The guide was very knowledgable and the tour is...More

1  Thank angmohs
Reviewed 8 September 2017

The Civic Center (as others have said) is a Frank Lloyd Wright gem. It's a wonderful place to just walk around the lake - there is also a bocce ball court and (next to the bocce ball court) a GREAT dog park (where I take...More

1  Thank YourCardShark
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A wonderful place to visit but not to stay. County seat contains most county offices, courts and jail. A self guided tour or docent led tour is available. A great place to visit before or after taking a day round trip ride on the new...More

Thank Bob C
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Such a treat to walk around inside this architectural gem! Views from upper floor decks too! Incredible County Library is housed here.

Thank Joan88
Reviewed 10 July 2017

From the Farmer's Market, to the 4th of July, to Antiques fairs, Jewelry and Gem fairs, Entertainment Venues, there is always something good to do there. Or just enjoy the lake and all the Canadian Geese and ducks.

Thank Nina L
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

For the great frank Lloyd Wright only it is a remarkable work of art. Usually we go for court for jury duty or the library

Thank zuni P
Reviewed 21 June 2017

A visit to the Marin County Civic Center is free and easy. Come during the week and explore the building, gardens and grounds. On Sundays the building is closed and there is a HUGE farmer's market with food and handicrafts in the parking lot from...More

Thank nonsmokinglady
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

We went to the annual Marin County fair, which was great fun. It's a great place weather You are there in daytime, as a family with kids but also its nice for an older crowd in the evenings....

Thank Maria L
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Lydia F
3 October 2015|
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Response from Judith Y | Reviewed this property |
The Marin Civic Center is open to the public Monday thru' Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Closed Saturday and Sunday.
10 August 2015|
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Response from motohigh | Reviewed this property |
I think the interior is closed outside of business hours. If you go self-guided, visit the cafeteria on the 2nd floor and have a snack or drink while sitting on the outside terrace (near the rear of the dining room). Very... More