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“nice view” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Santa Barbara County Courthouse
1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
805-568-2220
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Leisure education
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Owner description: 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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“nice view”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

there was a lot of restoration work going on so we could only go up to the tower but really only a 15 min stop.

Visited April 2013
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“Nice building and good view in the top of the tower”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

This is one of the central places in Santa Barbara, you should visit! Is very central and you can go on the top of the tower and get a great view to the city. Sometimes there's marriages there and important events.

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“A Fabulous View”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Be sure to take the tour. This building has wonderful art and history, then take the elevator to the top and see the city and the Pacific from above. Sit in the courtyard and just enjoy the ambiance.

Visited May 2013
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“Best view in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Take the elevator to the top floor and walk a short flight of stairs and you will have the best view of Santa Barbara. You can view downtown, the mountains, the oceans, and all of the beautiful homes in the surrounding area. The courthouse itself is an architectural treat from the 1930's. Giant murals, high ceilings, huge beams, tile floors. The gardens in the courtyard are a special treat and a super place to bring a picnic. You might just see a small garden wedding while you are enjoying your picnic lunch. One of the highlights of any visit to downtown Santa Barbara.

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“Not to be missed”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We didn't look at the mural (been there, done that) or climb the tower (ditto) but it's always a treat to walk through the garden and into the courthouse. Wish I could choose it for jury duty.

Visited May 2013
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