This is the best deal in town - free entry to a beautiful building and incredible views from the clock tower.
The beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse was built in 1927-29 following the devastating earthquake that demolished its predecessor. The courthouse was largely built by a "special" tax levied on the Ellwood Oil Field, just to the west of the City of Santa Barbara. The exterior of the building of the grounds of the courthouse are stunning, listed by many organizations as... More
We always share this spot when someone from out of town stays for awhile. Nice to stroll and see how it was built and a fantastic view.
Don't miss the mural rooms in the SB courthouse, showing the history and people in SB's colourful history. Free entry , and worth the climb up the grand staircase.!
Local folks were unanimous this courthouse was a must-see. Specially stunning on a clear day, as the views from the tower (free entrance) are 360 degrees and spectactular.
The Santa Barbara County courthouse is a lasting tribute to the days when local governments really spent money to build the best architecture they could to represent their communities. This building is a tour de force, from its beautiful setting to the tip of its viewing tower, there is one visual treat after another. Don't miss the mural room, nor... More
This is the most beautiful courthouses in the world, at least one of the most beautiful. Highlights are the sunken gardens that the courthouse surrounds, the mural room and the tower(one of the best views of Santa Barbara. AS long as your not a defendant, I highly suggest a visit. It is right in the center of town, so there... More
Beautifully preserved inside and outside. The grounds are awesome and the 360 degree view of Santa Barbara from the top floor is a must! Murals in one of the main room depict major events in the early history of California. Do not miss the large map of the region.
I know it's counter intuitive, but honestly the lawn at the SB County Courthouse is a California Dream. And if you first visit the Burger Bus, or C'est Cheese, you will have the right outdoor picnic to enjoy in this expansive garden, site of many beautiful weddings!
Beautifully preserved inside and outside. The grounds are awesome and the 360 degree view of Santa Barbara from the top floor is a must!
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