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“Nice change of pace” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Ranked #21 of 171 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located on the water's edge of the Santa Barbara Harbor, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum contains exciting & educational exhibits set inside of nearly 8,000 square feet of Museum space. The Maritime Museum also offers a wide range of educational programs including docent tours, and Tall Ship tours. Admission also includes a series of films shown daily in our large screen, high-definition Munger Theater. Fun for the whole family!
Santa Ynez, California
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124 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Nice change of pace”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

Nice change of pace from the normal tourist places in Santa Barbara. Nice history of the harbor and of the channel islands. Small but lots of displays. Interesting section on the 1969 oil spill.

Visited August 2011
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Duluth, Georgia
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50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Fun for the kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

We took "Toot" from the Wharf across the harbor and landed in front of the museum. The price was great since we had a coupon. The kids worked on a scavenger hunt that took them to each exhibit--good planning on their part. There were lots of interactive things to explore as well. Lots of restaurants on the boardwalk as well. Took the Red Line Trolley for a quarter back to the Wharf. Fun trip.

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San Francisco, California
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150 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“A treasure; fascinating for adults and kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum team has assembled a wonderful collection, beautifully displayed, all in a fabulous waterfront location. In a few short hours I learned much about SB's sea history including glimpses of the Chumash Indians, Channel Island timelines, great wrecks including the PMSS Co. Winfield Scott, abalone fishery, etc. And a great hands on kids section.

Visited May 2011
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St. George
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Kids loved it”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2010

This is down by the Harbor and has restaurants all around it. We stumbled upon it and wanted to give it a try. I think it is $6 for adults and $3 for kids if you have a big group. The kids get to do a treasure hunt through the museum. It was informative and a good break from the sun.

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minnesota metro area
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great place for kids”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2010

The employee's here know how to interact with children. We were so glad we went. Plenty on "hands on" interaction.

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