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South Coast Railroad Museum

300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta, CA 93117-1502
(805) 964-3540
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Ranked #8 of 16 Attractions in Goleta
Type: Specialty Museums
Most recent review
- Feb 24, 2014
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Kailua, Hawaii
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 via mobile

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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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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88 reviews 88 reviews
41 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
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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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