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Rancho La Patera & Stow House

304 N. Los Carneros Rd., Goleta, CA 93117
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Ranked #10 of 16 Attractions in Goleta
Description: aka Stow House or Rancho La Patera
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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The Stow House is part of an old California ranch that covered most of the Goleta Valley. There is the old farm house, a collect of farm equipment used on the property, and a railroad museum housed in the old Goleta rail station. The Goleta Historical Society has an office there as well. Check it out. During the summer every... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

Stow House is an historic destination - once a turn of the century ranch house, it is now an historic site, and the "ranch" has been converted into a beautiful park and preserve. Natural grasses, eucalyptus groves, water fowl, native florals abound, as do the wonderful aromas that accompany the environment. Joggers, walkers, nature lovers. Benches placed in expected and... More

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Santa barbara, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2012

Lovely unspoiled area. Historic house (check for tour times); music concerts during the summer and great walking route around Lake Los Carneros, a favorite birding spot.

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Ventura, California
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2012

Rancho La Patera is a great place to see what life might have been like for the well-to-do in rural Central California in bygone days. This house is beautifully preserved/restored to its original grandeur, and tours are offered on weekends (and other times by arrangement, I believe). The knowledgeable docent gave a good tour of the house. Tickets were very... More

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