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“Excellent shows and events”

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Ranked #19 of 177 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum, founded in 1941, houses a prestigious and varied collection of modern and ancient art plus a special gallery for children.
Santa Barbara, California
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent shows and events”
Reviewed August 12, 2012

If you are visiting Santa Barbara, a visit to the museum is a must. And check out evening events -- play readings, Chinese New Year Celebration, etc.

Visited January 2012
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San Francisco, California
Level 6 Contributor
166 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Small Museum with Interesting Exhibits”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Very nice small museum but great exhibits. Very nice gift shop. If you have the time, take a tour. The docents are very well-versed.

Visited July 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
134 reviews
54 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Free after 5:30”
Reviewed July 12, 2012

The museum has a very nice, but relatively small collection on display. They have a family activity room on the ground floor that is free and a very nice gift shop and restaurant.

Visited July 2012
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Take the tour”
Reviewed July 9, 2012

Docents offer free tours of about an hour and a half. Well worth the time. They're well-versed in local history and the architectural details of the lovely courthouse. Don't miss the short climb to the bell tower for a panoramic photo opp and a peek at the clock under restoration.

Visited June 2012
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San Luis Obispo, California, United States
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“You must go!”
Reviewed July 4, 2012

Great expositions!
I did not like the restaurant service. I ordered food and ask for no spicy since I will share with my 4 years old daughter and the food was very spicy. Children menu was not good and generally pricy.

Visited July 2012
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