Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Santa Barbara

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  • July 21, 2017
    A neat place to spend an afternoon I am retired US Navy Denior chief who has an interest in Martime History what more could one ask neat exhibt about lighthouses ( I am pursuing and idea for a book ) ...  more »
  • July 18, 2017
    Always passing by, but this is the 1st time that I actually purchase admission and went inside. Not what I expected, but better. Very information, and thru my child's treasure hunt questionnaire, I ha...  more »
  • July 10, 2017
    My daughter selected this place for her recent reception and it was picture perfect! We could not have asked for more. They were very flexible (if you knew my daughter you'd know what I am talking abo...  more »
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  • May 17, 2017
    There is a ton of information here, and it's all super interesting. Ranging from the native culture, before European influence, to modern fishing industry, surfing history, and even some boat model history. The only issue I had with the place is there isn't really a "flow" to it. There are a number of interactive exhibits I didn't get to that looked fun. If you want to be thorough and see everything plan on 3 hours, there's so much to read.
  • May 3, 2017
    Small but nice Maritime Museum about diving, fishing and anything about the sea around Santa Barbara, including important Events in their history (like accident/ship-wreck). There is a corner for children where they can learning about the sea/fishes. Several TV Screens showing short Video presentations. Also there is a small shop where you can buy books and other Merchandising. Nice place to learn something about the "sea-life" of Santa Barbara
  • February 24, 2017
    Great museum, and location. Amazing view from the lookout on the top floor. Very grumpy volunteer at the door. Inside staff/volunteers along with the gift shpt personal were very helpful and friendly.
  • March 8, 2017
    Wonderful museum. Very interesting, with a few interactive displays. Not large, but worth the money to me. Also, you get in free if you are active duty military, which was handy for me.
  • February 14, 2017
    Walked by this place a number of times..finally went in and was amazed on what I missed . It's worth the time for sure.

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