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The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum is home to the an impressive collection of Horse drawn conveyances and Western Saddles as well additional rooms of exhibits depicting western life, art and fashion.
The Valley Room houses the history of the...more
Called in to this museum on route to Solvang. Intended to kill 30 mins before Solvang hotel check in. Spent over an hour there thanks to the welcoming, dedicated, very informative staff and excellent exhibits. Reasonable admission fees and well worth the time.
This well done local museum provides a fun stop for everyone on a Valley tour. A low cost admission lets you see how the Santa Ynez Valley evolved from its cowboy origins. Regularly scheduled special exhibits also update the collections. TIP: closed Mondays & Tuesdays
$5 donation per adult. Some interesting history and a great collection of old carriages in the museum. Takes about 15 minutes, are in town, help them out with a donation and take a quick self paced tour.
The Vaquero Show and Sale happens the second weekend in November each year. This year had 40 vendors and a roping demonstration....from horseback. Don't expect to see the museum exhibits as the vendors are all over in front of them. If you want to see...More
Few folks realize what a great museum this is. The Parks-Janeway Carriage house hosts a collection of wagons, buggies, stagecoaches and other horse drawn transportation that is the largest collection west of the Mississippi.
Visited this quietly tucked away museum in Santa Ynez today. What a surprise to see a truly amazing collection of wagons, stagecoaches, surreys, sleighs and a 1925 school bus under one roof. There were one of kind examples of horse drawn transportation from the 19th...More
great info. very informative self tour when i visited.the information plaques were extremely well done! the carriages are a very special collection of early transportation. an absolute must see... if you are anywhere in the area. stop in! the docents were very helpful, knowledgeable, happy...More
Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Bruce R
Teresa7889, Staff at Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Janeway-Parks Carriage House, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2017