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“Loved the lake”

Marin County Civic Center
Ranked #3 of 26 things to do in San Rafael
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

I was taken here by a proud local. We drove around the spectacular looking building and then spent a while walking around the lake. The lake area was full of people feeding very well fed looking ducks! Nice spot.

Thank mssell
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

I have been a long term Marin County resident, and have always felt proud to be able to visit this Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece to do every day civic business! Every detail - door handles, courtrooms, water fountains, restrooms, etc. reflects the unique vision and timeless point of view that was Wright's. Even from the freeway, it stands as a vision of creativity. If you saw and loved the movie "Gattica", it was filmed here, so if you are in the area, don't miss it!

Thank Epiphany1953
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

You will drive right by it and you will see it gleaming, its blue roof matching the sky. Why not take a detour and check it out...not to me missed. Read the history and see how it was designed and built and then you can take it off of your bucket list!

Thank Mary O
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

Wonderful cafeteria. Best ever outdoor breakfast and lunch. Walk through the building check the views. Talk to people who work there. View the place from distant points. This architecture BECOMES NATURE. It's a great area to use as base camp for a California appreciation visit. All of the wonders of California are here in San Rafael, Marin County, the Bay Area, and northern California... and the wonders are easy to enjoy. Google Marin County Civic Center, Marin County, San Rafael, Mt. Tamalpais, Marin San Francisco Ferry, Point Reyes Seashore. The Civic Center Farmer's Market is excellent, as is the one on 4th Street. Park your car and walk around San Rafael. Check out concerts at College of Marin. Visit San Francisco Opera. Take the ferry to the Giant's game. Don't miss Schroeder's Cafe in SF. Best pub: Lefty O'Doul's on SF Geary Street. -Get on Sir Francis Drake Blvd... and drive west. It should be a day trip from San Rafael. If you like oysters... that is an extra reward in west Marin. Note that the picture of me is 1010 B Street, the Albert Building. It is beautiful if you like brass, and tile, Raymond Chandler glass windows on the doors. Albert Park is not far. Good food galore, and wonderful places to sleep. Check out the home rentals available on line.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Wonderful Farmer's markets, THE BEST County Fair I've attend in any state, green practices in use (from solar to recycling/compost to the biodegradable soaps and towels in the bathrooms), clean and well kept, friendly staff, wide variety of shows, films and lectures, compleltely accessible (ask to be seated in row 14 as you enter the auditorium)

Thank mbisme
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