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Ranked #31 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Natural History Museums; Zoos/Aquariums
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center is located on Stearns Wharf and fulfills the mission of the Museum to... more » Owner description: The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History Sea Center is located on Stearns Wharf and fulfills the mission of the Museum to inspire a passion for the natural world. At the Sea Center visitors of all ages can enjoy interactive exhibits, opportunities to work like scientists, a theater showcasing the wonders of the Santa Barbara Channel, hands-on close encounters with sea creatures, and a live shark touch pool. Children can crawl through a 1,500-gallon tidepool tank to see ocean life from a different perspective. The Sea Center is an engaging, interactive marine education facility that allows visitors to discover the fun in science and the wonders of the natural world. « less
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Ranked #32 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Specialty Museums; Cultural
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Ranked #33 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Owner description: Join us on a unique guided tour of our working art foundry, where skilled artisans transform molten bronze into beautiful... more » Owner description: Join us on a unique guided tour of our working art foundry, where skilled artisans transform molten bronze into beautiful sculpture. Enjoy glass of local award-winning wine as you step into our fine art show room. « less
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Ranked #34 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Golf Courses; Sports
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Ranked #35 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Hiking Trails; Sports
This trail leads to the Seven Falls.
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Ranked #36 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Beaches; Outdoors
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Ranked #37 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Hiking Trails; Sports
A popular, moderate rated, multi-use trail, good for hiking, biking and horseback riding, three and a half miles round trip.
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Ranked #38 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Parks; Outdoors
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Ranked #39 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Golf Courses; Sports
Owner description: Experience public golf at it's best. The Santa Barbara Golf Club is a well-manicured, impeccably maintained 18-hole... more » Owner description: Experience public golf at it's best. The Santa Barbara Golf Club is a well-manicured, impeccably maintained 18-hole regulation par-70 golf course. With sweeping views of the Santa Ynez foothills,Channel Islands and the Pacific Ocean, this challenging course is 6,037 yards from the back tees. Full service bar and restaurant,Pro Shop, driving range, internet tee times. Open dawn-dusk, 7 days/week. « less
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Ranked #40 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is an alternative art space presenting cutting edge exhibitions in visual,... more » Owner description: The Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum (CAF) is an alternative art space presenting cutting edge exhibitions in visual, new media, andperforming arts.  Celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2011, CAF is the premier venue for contemporary art between Los Angeles and San Francisco and is dedicated to the exhibition, education, and cultivation of the art of our time.  With FREE admission, CAF is the main scene for the arts in Santa Barbara!CAF is located at the Paseo Nuevo Mall Upper Arts Terrace in downtown Santa Barbara, CA and is open Tuesday - Saturday: 11 am to 5 pm, Sunday: noon to 5 pm during the run of our exhibitions and on First Thursdays for our popular Forum Lounge series. « less
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Ranked #41 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: State Parks; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Outdoors
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Ranked #42 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Parks; Outdoors
Owner description: Elings Park is the largest privately funded public park in America. Built on land reclaimed from a city landfill, includes... more » Owner description: Elings Park is the largest privately funded public park in America. Built on land reclaimed from a city landfill, includes soccer and softball fields, a hill for paragliding, hiking trails, playgrounds, picnic areas, and venues for weddings and other special events. « less
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Ranked #43 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
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Ranked #44 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: History Museums; Museums
Owner description: The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara just two blocks off of State Street.... more » Owner description: The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is located in the heart of downtown Santa Barbara just two blocks off of State Street. Our galleries may be modest in size, but they are packed with history! Santa Barbara's 450 years of history are evident in the many artifacts, paintings, photgraphs, and films that make up The Story of Santa Barbara. In addition to the permanent collection, our Sala Gallery is a rotating exhibition space which features a new exhibit every four months. There's always something new at the museum! The Museum is also home to two historic adobes - one that was built in 1836, and Casa Covarrubias which was built in 1817 and even served as the Capital of Alta California for 2 months! The Santa Barbara Historical Museum is located on the corner of De la Guerra and Santa Barbara streets, and we have a free parking lot next to the musuem entrance on De la Guerra St. Open 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Saturday and 12pm-5pm Sunday (closed Mondays)There is a suggested $5 donation « less
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Ranked #45 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Trails; Sports
This three-mile paved road by the beach is used daily by hundreds of runners and bikers.
Ranked #46 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Cemeteries; Cultural
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Ranked #47 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Educational Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Pacifica is an accredited graduate school with two campuses nestled between the coastal foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few... more » Owner description: Pacifica is an accredited graduate school with two campuses nestled between the coastal foothills and the Pacific Ocean a few miles south of Santa Barbara, California. The Institute offers masters and doctoral degree programs in psychology, the humanities, and mythological studies, all informed by the traditions of depth psychology. « less
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Ranked #48 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Waterfalls; Outdoors
Ideal in the spring, the falls and the hike to the falls offers much for the visitor.
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Ranked #49 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Cultural
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Ranked #50 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Zoos/Aquariums
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Ranked #51 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
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Ranked #52 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
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Ranked #53 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
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Ranked #54 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
Area off Santa Barbara coast known for its deep sea fishing and marine wildlife.
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Ranked #55 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Bodies of Water; Outdoors
A hidden, underused fishery on the Southern California coast.
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Ranked #56 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Ranked #57 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
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Ranked #58 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Horseback Riding Stables; Sports
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Ranked #59 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
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Ranked #60 of 72 attractions in Santa Barbara
Category: Historic Sites; Museums
This restored 19th-century adobe building captures the authentic feel of Santa Barbara of old.
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