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Sonoma County Museum

Address: 425 7th Street, Santa Rosa, CA
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Ranked #12 of 14 Attractions in Santa Rosa
Type: Museums
Owner description: Museum with history and contemporary art of Sonoma County.
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Type: Museums
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Thu - Mon 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: Museum with history and contemporary art of Sonoma County.

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

You will learn things about the Santa Rosa area you never knew before. And the changing exhibits are wonderful.

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Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We've enjoyed several exhibits and fundraisers..one was at the McDonald's Mansion..it was incredible! This museum is a true labor of love and I always look forward to their events and I learn a lot and we enjoy ourselves. Highly recommend the Sonoma County Museum!

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

If you are a history buff and interested in how immigrants changed the landscape of Sonoma County then this small but very interesting location offers maps, photos, and documents that detail the families and changes that make Sonoma the agricultural gem it is today. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and will even help suggest lodging and the best in-town... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

I would rate this as a spot to see with their variety of exhibits_ visiting and permanent. They also have talks

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Santa Rosa, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Sometimes they will have interesting exhibits is all I have to share. As far as museums go this is so-so. Located in downtown Santa Rosa, it's nice to stroll the streets, restaurants.

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Glen Ellen
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65 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This is an interesting museum to visit because of Sonoma County's varied history. Did you know that the Russian's once had a toehold in California here in this county? Or that in 1906 there were more deaths per capita in Santa Rosa than in San Francisco due to the earthquake? There have been exhibits here that told these and other... More 

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Santa Rosa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Finally went into this museum and what a surprise. The exhibit space was larger than I expected. The exhibits were interesting. Plus the mall is nearby for shopping. And restaurant and a brewery are nearby also. What a gem.

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Santa Rosa, California
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162 reviews 162 reviews
42 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

You can count on this small museum to always have intriguing exhibits. The recent Tsar's Cabinet exhibit was excellent. The garden is very nice. This place is definitely worth a stop when you're in Santa Rosa.

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Seattle
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

This place is the old Santa Rosa post office and has wonderful architecture, not to mention interesting local art and a nice gift shop.

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Santa Rosa CA
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147 reviews 147 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

Very nice to have access to such a museum right in our back yard. Varied exhibits. Displays are set up to be self explanatory. Good option for out of town guests.

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