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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

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113 Harbor Way Ste 190 at the Santa Babara Harbor, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2344
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Get out and explore Santa Barbara on an electric bike with this guided tour of the city. You'll hit up the Santa Barbara Mission and State Street before making your way out to the Pacific coastline. As you cruise, your guide will teach you all about local history and you'll have plenty of chances to stop along the way for photos.
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Zangi wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Barbara, California44 contributions45 helpful votes
The Maritime Museum is worth your time and you can eat lunch afterwards at the water and make an afternoon of it or go to breakfast at the water and then go to the Museum. It will not disappoint and you will feel like you have been on a mini-vacation.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Gayle M wrote a review Mar 2020
Chicago, Illinois257 contributions46 helpful votes
Stop here to learn about ways to see the water, the Channel Islands. Enjoy the view of Santa Barbara and learn a bit of history!
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Date of experience: February 2020
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supersnookers wrote a review Jan 2020
Burien, Washington260 contributions53 helpful votes
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What a great little gem of a museum. Housed in a historic building from the 1940s with lots of photos in the lobby. Very helpful and nice staff to welcome you. They have packed a ton of information in this museum. We spent a good 90 minutes and definitely could have stayed longer to read everything. There are some fun interactive exhibits where you can try reeling in a fish and getting a laser tattoo. It is located within walking distance of the cute little hotels in Santa Barbara and has a few restaurants right around it. Definitely worth a trip!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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SchoonerFame wrote a review Jan 2020
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I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and quality of the Museum and my wife and I spent a very enjoyable 90 minutes there learning about SB's maritime history. Wish we'd had time for a boat tour!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Camper816521 wrote a review Nov 2019
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We arrived near closing, but were warmly greeted. Interesting Santa Barbara history from the life of the indigenous people, through current times. The Fresnal Lens was an awesome sight to see. It occupied the lighthouse at Point Conception until modern methods replaced it. It was then brought to the museum for all to see. There were interesting diving helmets on display. If you bring children, there is a learning/playing area you will love, and so will they! There is a film to watch, but we arrived to late to make time to see it.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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