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Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House

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Tom

The stagecoach collection is outstanding. The stagecoaches are well preserved, and the differences... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
tnitti
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Santa Monica, California
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The Wild West Comes Alive Here!

This well done local museum provides a fun stop for everyone on a Valley tour. A low cost... read more

Reviewed March 20, 2018
Joan H
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Santa Barbara, California
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The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is home to the an impressive collection of Horse drawn conveyances and Western Saddles as well additional rooms of exhibits depicting western life, art and fashion. The Valley Room houses the history of the...more
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3596 Sagunto St, Santa Ynez, CA 93460-9110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The stagecoach collection is outstanding. The stagecoaches are well preserved, and the differences in details among the stagecoaches are interesting to observe.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

I would have LOVED to visit this museum, but their hours are very limited and they were never open when I could go. I'm sure it would have been very interesting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank auvoir
Reviewed March 20, 2018

This well done local museum provides a fun stop for everyone on a Valley tour. A low cost admission lets you see how the Santa Ynez Valley evolved from its cowboy origins. Regularly scheduled special exhibits also update the collections. TIP: closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Joan H
Reviewed December 30, 2017

$5 donation per adult. Some interesting history and a great collection of old carriages in the museum. Takes about 15 minutes, are in town, help them out with a donation and take a quick self paced tour.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 18, 2017

The Vaquero Show and Sale happens the second weekend in November each year. This year had 40 vendors and a roping demonstration....from horseback. Don't expect to see the museum exhibits as the vendors are all over in front of them. If you want to see...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank barbgal
Reviewed November 8, 2017

An amazing collection of wagons and stagecoaches as well as other artifacts. Interesting for all ages.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Cayce M
Reviewed October 30, 2017

Few folks realize what a great museum this is. The Parks-Janeway Carriage house hosts a collection of wagons, buggies, stagecoaches and other horse drawn transportation that is the largest collection west of the Mississippi.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank JohnC1350
Reviewed October 15, 2017

Visited this quietly tucked away museum in Santa Ynez today. What a surprise to see a truly amazing collection of wagons, stagecoaches, surreys, sleighs and a 1925 school bus under one roof. There were one of kind examples of horse drawn transportation from the 19th...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank markoutandabout
Reviewed June 30, 2017

great info. very informative self tour when i visited.the information plaques were extremely well done! the carriages are a very special collection of early transportation. an absolute must see... if you are anywhere in the area. stop in! the docents were very helpful, knowledgeable, happy...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bruce R
Teresa7889, Staff at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

Thank you for visiting our wonderful Museum.

Reviewed June 24, 2017 via mobile

Great location for a wedding reception! We loved the jail and carriage museum but what we loved most was the energy from the Spink - Rogers wedding! Great place to visit if in town but a great place to PARTY for a special occasion!

Date of experience: June 2017
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Teresa7889, Staff at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017

What a wonderful reception! The bridal party was wonderful and their guests wonderful!

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