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South Coast Railroad Museum

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Address: 300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117-1502
Phone Number: (805) 964-3540
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Wed - Sun 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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If you've got kids, it's a must-see!

This is going to be particularly exciting for small children. A local business has subsidized the attraction, so the miniature train ride (which is cheap enough as it is) will be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This is going to be particularly exciting for small children. A local business has subsidized the attraction, so the miniature train ride (which is cheap enough as it is) will be free on weekends this year. It's a nice ride that lasts a while because they have built several loops of track into their limited acreage. The one piece of... More 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

This was perfect for a short visit with our 5 year old, and at his request, we returned the next day. There was a small (very small) train to ride on -- the rails are only 7.5" apart, which he loved. He was also intrigued by the Goleta depot which had been relocated to the museum. The staff in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Kids like the train ride which is only a buck. Not much else there however. The stow house is right there as well. So you can do two things in the area without moving your car.

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Lompoc, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

It's out of the way and should be better advertised but I guess that serves to keep the crowds out of the way. This is a great place to take the kids to see something new.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

Great fun for the kids. They'll love the train ride. There are nice grassy areas and a good trail. Saw some great birds, too.

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Santa Barbara, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

The train is the main attraction and kids love it.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2011

On Friday 10-21-11 I went to South Coast Railroad Museum (after a 4.5 hour airplane flight from the east coast of the US). This is something that I wanted to do before my 50th birthday, but that came and went. Due to my love for Petticoat Junction (anyone over 50 would know what show I am talking about) I have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2007

Not crowded even on a Saturday afternoon, which was nice. Wholesome historical ambiance, but it wasn't too overwhelming. The place has been there since 1901, but back in that time it actually was a functioning railroad depot. Train rides are $1, and are not underpriced. The ride covers the entire property--the train is small, but kids love it. It's powered... More 

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