Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael

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Marin County Civic Center is located in San Rafael. To visit Marin County Civic Center on your holiday in San Rafael, and find out what else San Rafael has to offer, use our San Rafael road trip planning tool .
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  • September 13, 2017
    No need to book just show up - we did it last minute and it was fascinating. You get shown all the design features of the building, its a cross between the Guggenheim and Star Wars. The guide was very...  more »
  • September 8, 2017
    The Civic Center (as others have said) is a Frank Lloyd Wright gem. It's a wonderful place to just walk around the lake - there is also a bocce ball court and (next to the bocce ball court) a GREAT do...  more »
  • September 7, 2017
    A wonderful place to visit but not to stay. County seat contains most county offices, courts and jail. A self guided tour or docent led tour is available. A great place to visit before or after taking...  more »
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  • July 25, 2016
    Amazing building designed by the master American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. You can actually take the elevator up inside and see the interior, which was also beautifully designed by Wright. Definitely worth a visit.
  • October 14, 2016
    Designed by Frank Llyod Wright, this is one of the coolest civic centers, which has a retro-futuristic look that provided a backdrop for some scifi films, such as Gattaca.
  • September 27, 2016
    Very easy site to visit walk around and appreciate classic architecture by one of the greatest
  • April 11, 2016
    I feel we are so lucky to have a Frank Lloyd Wright building serving as our public government offices. I hope they are maintained for years to come keeping it looking so nice.
  • May 25, 2016
    It is a beautiful building but there's not much to do if you are looking for restaurants and shops

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