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“Fair”

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Ranked #21 of 176 things to do in Santa Barbara
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Owner description: Located on the water's edge of the Santa Barbara Harbor, the Santa Barbara Maritime Museum contains exciting & educational exhibits set inside of nearly 8,000 square feet of Museum space. The Maritime Museum also offers a wide range of educational programs including docent tours, and Tall Ship tours. Admission also includes a series of films shown daily in our large screen, high-definition Munger Theater. Fun for the whole family!
Mesa, Arizona
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338 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
“Fair”
Reviewed October 10, 2013

If you don't mind an hours worth of reading and viewing nautical memorabilia this should suit someone who cares about sea worthy information.

Visited October 2013
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Long Beach, California
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Surprise!!”
Reviewed October 4, 2013

What a gem!! This Maritime Museum is a Hidden Treasure!! I learned things about Santa Barbara that I never knew before, even information on the history of the Channel Islands. After the Museum head to the Endless Summer for a Drink, the best view in Santa Barbara and the drinks and food were great.

Visited September 2013
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Florence, Italy
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89 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Very nice museum!”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

Very nice and interesting museum in front of the sea. I have been there lots times. Friendly staff. They organise many events during the year for children and families!

Visited October 2012
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California
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245 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Nautical theme, but with a surprise!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

TA reviews steered us to this hidden gem tucked away in a beautiful harbor setting. The fee to enter is well worth the couple hours needed to see all of the exhibits.

Favorites include: antiquated diving suits; Langlo the Boy Scout; area shipwrecks; Chumash, the early settlers; hands-on fishing.

Highlight was viewing the temporary Jack London, Photographer exhibit, a wonder surprise! A world-renowned journalist with a eye for the camera...magical photos depicting his life and travels, a must-see before Dec 2013.

Visited August 2013
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Very nice museum”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

This museum is great for older kids, teens and adults. There are very interesting exhibits and this is a must see for anyone who loves anything maritime. There are 2 levels and interactive exhibits to enjoy. We spent about 2 hours here, there were no crowds (we went on a Wednesday) and I would recommend this museum to others.

Visited September 2012
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