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Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
805-568-2220
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Government Buildings, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Observatories/ Planetariums
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.
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136 reviews 136 reviews
29 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Nice early CA architecture. The mural are recently restored and worth a peek. The clock loft is interesting, and the views of the town from the top very nice. Free on-street parking makes for an easy visit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

If in Santa Barbara, be sure to visit the Courthouse and go to the tower for 360 degree views of the surrounding beauty, from mountains to ocean. The inside is beautiful also, with colorful tiles and magnificent murals.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

I like the city, the atmosphere, the people and the beach, its a beach city, yet quiet enough to enjoy a vacation and rest

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Bethesda, Maryland
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178 reviews 178 reviews
30 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The most beautiful courthouse I have seen in the US. The detail is outstanding. The mural room is a must see on the way to the tower. The tower stairs are a bit steep, but if you can make it, you can see the bell and clock mechanism, which is really cool if you happen to be there when it... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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218 reviews 218 reviews
78 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

If you are already in Santa Barbara stop in here for a quintessential look at SB history. Murals, ornate wooden beams, etc. are worth a stop in here. Walk up the stairs to the observation deck to see all of SB proper.

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Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I was a bit skeptical when I saw the high rating for this but it really is pretty great. We were lucky to arrive just before 2:00 for the free docent lead tour. Murals, a rickety elevator, couples just married and the best view in town were all free.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Beautiful view of the city and it's free. Walking up the steps is like walking to the Blarney Stone but once there, you can see the most breath taking view. Great spot to visit.

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Salinas, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Beautiful courthouse for picture taking but most of all take the elevator or stairs to the fourth floor for a view of the city.

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Brussels, Région De Bruxelles-Capitale, Belgium
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295 reviews 295 reviews
96 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We were crossing Santa Barbara at 4 am and decided to stop by to see the amazing building from the outside. in a way it was perfect because the lighting and ambiance is perfectly enchanting. Got some amazing High Definition pictures. Do not miss this

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hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

What can i say about Santa Barbara its just about perfect.This town is the only other place on earth i would like to live.

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