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Wildling Museum of Art and Nature

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1511B Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
+1 805-688-1082
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Casual, relaxing visit

We were interested in the various equine that means horse art, photographs and overall, the staff... read more

Reviewed August 22, 2016
PJHenry1972
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Solvang, California
Wonderful Nature Themed Art

We are members and go to every show. They have a great variety of displays showcasing various... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2016
SolvangDee
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Solvang, California
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The Wildling Museum is where art and nature meet! Through beautiful art exhibitions and programs, we hope to inspire the next generation of artists and conservationists. We feature 3-4 art exhibitions at any one time as well as offer many art classes and lectures for all ages throughout the year. Our hand-painted wall mural of a valley oak habitat is a beautiful way to become acquainted with our local landscape and wildlife. We also have a wonderful gift shop full of unique gifts and nature and hiking guides and maps (proceeds support the museum). The Wildling is a nonprofit, 501 (c) (3) organization.
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  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“on display” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (4 reviews)
“short visit” (2 reviews)
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1511B Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
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Reviewed August 22, 2016

We were interested in the various equine that means horse art, photographs and overall, the staff was very accommodating, polite and we enjoyed our visit.

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islgirl66, Manager at Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, responded to this reviewResponded October 25, 2016

Thank you for visiting us this summer and we're glad you enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again.

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

We are members and go to every show. They have a great variety of displays showcasing various types of nature art. You might want to check if there is a special museum lecture or event while you are here.

Thank SolvangDee
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islgirl66, Manager at Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2016

Thank you so much for the positive review and being a local supporter!

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Reviewed January 1, 2016

If you are interested in local artists and paintings of local areas you will not be disappointed. I was expecting more artifacts. Entrance fee is more than I would want to pay.

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Reviewed December 1, 2015

The Wildling Museum in Solvang is a small but decent museum highlighting local artists. A short visit is warranted if you are visiting the town of Solvang but is not worth a special detour from your travel plans. The museum is an easy walk from...More

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Reviewed November 10, 2015

This beautiful small museum has the most interesting exhibits! I've seen photos of "Patterns in nature," a then and now exhibit, with natural history, maps, photos and extraordinary paintings of change in the Central Coast, and an exhibit of prints made from sea creatures. There's...More

Thank cassismeg
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

I came upon this museum and enjoyed a leisurely afternoon viewing the beautiful landscape artwork which was exhibited in late August 2015. It was more a gallery than a museum - definitely worth visiting!

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Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

Recently opened, this 3 story gem on the main street costs just 5 dollars. The displays are professional. The art work highlights beautifully the scenery and history of Santa Barbara County. Accessibility, art treasures and a good gift shop make this a great stop for...More

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Reviewed September 3, 2015

It has been close to a year now, however the showing of Bud Bottoms art of dolphins was so interesting. He showed people how he made the famous art work at the foot of Santa Barbaras' pier. Another exhibit was the most truely amazing wood...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2015

When we were at the Wildling they had "Birds in Art" who's run has now finished but there is always something interesting and delightful to experience.

Thank Brian S
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Reviewed July 24, 2015

This museum is the best thing to do in Solvang. They have wonderful changing exhibits that feature artwork celebrating the natural world. It is a great place to take children to introduce them to art museums because it is small enough not overwhelm them. The...More

Thank Danielle P
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