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Charles M. Schulz Museum

Address: 2301 Hardies Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone Number: 707-579-4452
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Ranked #2 of 18 Attractions in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Specialty Museums, Traveler Resources, Museums
Owner description: "Peanuts" devotees won't be disappointed in the museum that memorializes the work of cartoonist...
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Type: Libraries, Specialty Museums, Traveler Resources, Museums
Owner description: "Peanuts" devotees won't be disappointed in the museum that memorializes the work of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz, who made Santa Rosa his adopted hometown. The museum features an early mural of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, a wood relief sculpture of Snoopy showing the changes in the famed cartoon dog's appearance over the years and Schulz's actual work studio.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Shows the difference in age group. The teens that did not grow up with the "Sunday Funnies" did not have the same nostalgia and appreciation that I did.

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I LOVE Charles Schulz and everything Peanuts, so this place was a joy for me. Memorabilia, history, original cartoons, Sparky's desk etc. If you love Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, Linus, Charlie and the gang, you will spend some extremely enjoyable hours here. I had visited Santa Rosa several times without going. Don't make the same mistake!

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Dover, Delaware
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

As a life long fan of "Peanuts," this was a must on our trip west - and it didn't disappoint. Great history of Sparky, and many exhibits that you would never see anywhere else.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This is a lovely museum, just a gorgeous space. There is a viewing room devoted to showing some of the cartoons as well as filmed interviews with Schultz. There is a recreation of Schultz's workspace. There is an Education Room where kids can learn to draw the characters. There is a room that gives a timeline of Schultz's life and... More 

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Bath
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Enlarged comics on display to demonstrate themes Schultz used. Enjoyed re-creation of his work study upstairs. Interesting info of his life and the development of Peanuts. We especially liked the video running upstairs that showed him drawing various characters - very interesting to see his process of which body part is drawn first, etc. Another visitor stopped us to express... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

If you love Charlie Brown and the Peanuts this is your Disney Land...I was born and raised in Sonoma County and have loved the Peanuts since I was a kid. This place has the magical Ice Skating ring and a museum that will take you on the evolutional journey of the Peanuts.

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Santa Rosa, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I am a retired museum director/curator so I am interested in seeing most museums. This museum has a beautiful building and galleries. The exhibits have top notch professional presentation. But the problem is I have not been a fan of the comic strip so this was only of mild interest. Even if you are a fan I feel one visit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We took kids and we all had a great time. It was nice to see the work desk that so many of my favorite cartoons were written on.. this is a great piece of sonoma county history for our world famous illustrator and comedian! Loved it!

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San Leandro, CA
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30 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We made a day out of the trip and actually ice skated at Snoopy's Ice Rink (across the street) first. I was with 4 young kids ranging from 8 to 11 years old. The 11 year old seemed much more engaged in the museum but the younger boys were not too excited about it.....seemed a little bored. They did have... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Considering the charming nature of Charles Schulz and the characters he created, the museum's approach is rather dry. My older kids enjoyed watching Charlie Brown Christmas in the theater. The prices are very reasonable so it is worth a stop; you just don't need to plan a lot of time at the museum unless you enjoy reading a lot of... More 

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