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Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Address: 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
Phone Number: 805-568-2220
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style...
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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Awesome architecture!

Amazing! The Courthouse was beautiful and historic. It is a must to see! The halls, doors, floors, courtroom were so interesting. We took lots of photos. It is part of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Amazing! The Courthouse was beautiful and historic. It is a must to see! The halls, doors, floors, courtroom were so interesting. We took lots of photos. It is part of the historic walking tour. Pick up a map from the visitor center! The map also had a coupon for the zoo.

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Newbury Park, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful, historical building that's free for the public to visit at their leisure. They also offer a free tour that's about an hour long that gives in site to the history of Santa Barbara, the court house and it's unique tiles and art. Such a peaceful site. Breathtaking 360 degree view of the city from the tower.

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tucson
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this visual masterpiece of architecture and design. The tower views are a spectacular free treat

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Puerto Rico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to see the city and take memorable photos. The clock tower is closed for remodel...be sure to check when it will open for the best views.

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

It’s just a touristy thing to do, but if you’re in town, you might as well stop by (if you’ve never been in before). It’s free. If you’re on State Street (ie main street), it’s walking distance no problem….we just strolled on over before going to a wine tasting at Sanford. Kind of interesting, ornate space. Can’t say anything bad... More 

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SF
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

these public buildings are architectural jewels. pretty spectacular view deck, interesting architecture, gorgeous gardens, fabulous murals

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Weston, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

A very beautiful building with a very lovely garden setting. A wedding was being set up when we were there. You can not ask for a more lovely place for your photos! A must see if you are in the area

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Oceanside
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful courthouse I've seen. Amazing art work and architecture. It is definitely worth seeing.

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Don't miss this site...you can run in and out if you're in a hurry. This is a working courthouse, FYI. It's a gorgeous building...the Spanish architecture and tiling are stunning, as is the setting. We went there because our guide book described it as "one of the great buildings of the West." It is, for sure!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Nice historic building on beautiful grounds with lovely paintings and a very historic big hall and an historic library on the second floor. First floor are mostly active court departments, so one has to behave a bit quietly in the building, but visitors are welcome. There are also restrooms and vending machines.

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Additional Information about Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Address: 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
Phone Number: 805-568-2220
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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