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“A great museum”

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum
Ranked #20 of 177 things to do in Santa Barbara
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
Level 6 Contributor
156 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“A great museum”
Reviewed 13 May 2013

Our 8 & 11 year old granddaughters loved it. There are many interactive activities for children and adults alike. It's right at the marina and a good place to spend a couple of hours if you want to be indoors. Our girls didn't want to leave.

Visited May 2013
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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237 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
“Worth the fee”
Reviewed 23 April 2013

This is a small but nice museum. My son greatly enjoyed it. Very good history of this great area. You can go to the top deck for free so most folks skip the museum and just use the look out but the museum is worth a look. Not for small kids.

Visited April 2013
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Madera, California
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247 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Nice, go there”
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Very interesting and educational. Found this by accident when we were looking for a restuarant. Really enjoyed our walk thru.

Visited December 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Good History of the Area”
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Good history of the area - there is a good collection here but nothing that really caught my eye. The way everything is presented is a bit cluttered and there is lots to read. Most enjoyable - the interactive boat driving game on the second floor.

Visited February 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“One of those rare museums that shares the flavor and the history of a community.”
Reviewed 2 February 2013

Visiting seaside villages is a favorite pastime. The Santa Barbara Maritime Museum is not only clean and well designed, but it is always maintained with up to date information and history of this bewitching seaside community. Drenched in maritime history, it is a must see for anyone interested in a sweeping study of the Central Coast of California.

Visited October 2012
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