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Wildling Art Museum

1511B Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
+1 805-688-1082
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45 minutes of local and worldwide beauty.

On the main street near Holiday Inn, this 2 story, accessible museum is a treasure of photography... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
consolef
,
San Diego, California
via mobile
Very nice, stop in and check it out!

Lady working up front was very nice and explained the exhibits on display. She also indicated the... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Eric M
,
Pismo Beach, 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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
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1511B Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2607
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On the main street near Holiday Inn, this 2 story, accessible museum is a treasure of photography, art and special events and exhibits. Admission cost is small, kids admitted free. There's a splendid little gift shop. Mon. Wed. Thu. Fri. 11-5 Sat. Sun. 10-5 Closed...More

Thank consolef
islgirl66, Manager at Wildling Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Many thanks for your kind review (and accurate information). We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 11 October 2017

Lady working up front was very nice and explained the exhibits on display. She also indicated the next exhibits to start, very informative. Nicely laid out also some participation projects available for kids of all ages.

Thank Eric M
islgirl66, Manager at Wildling Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review and I'm glad our volunteer was helpful and friendly! We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Great museum featuring the wilderness, animals and fine landscape art. Frequently changing exhibis call for multiple. Visits throughout the year.

Thank Richard N
islgirl66, Manager at Wildling Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2017

Thank you so much for the great review! We hope to see you again at the Wildling soon.

Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is a very small museum which focuses on local artisans and their work. (including children's artwork). Rotating exhibitions make this a great place to visit more than once. Great for families as it takes very little time to tour the museum and children can...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2016

We stopped at Solvangs to just walk around the shops and came in here first. The gallery was beautiful with an art competition being on display for all the different CA parks. It was quiet and the woman working was very nice. If you like...More

1  Thank Mariel D
islgirl66, Manager at Wildling Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Thank you for your positive review and so glad you enjoyed your time with us! I hope we see you again soon!

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Did not see much in this Art museum, even though there is an admission fee. They said the local artists' work is supported, so may be that is why not many collections are there. But few of them were excellent.

Thank JupiterNine
Reviewed 22 August 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.

Thank PJHenry1972
islgirl66, Manager at Wildling Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

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

Reviewed 25 July 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
islgirl66, Manager at Wildling Art Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2016

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

Reviewed 1 January 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.

Thank swissgirl922
Reviewed 1 December 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

Thank William P
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