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“Small museum, limited display” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Wildling Art Museum

Wildling Art Museum
Ranked #18 of 53 things to do in Solvang
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Wildling Museum is where are 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 childrens, family and adult art classes and lectures throughout the year. 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.
Irvine, California
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Small museum, limited display”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2012

There was an exhibit of photos of the earth from satellites. Ethereal, beautiful, limited in scope and quantity. Nevertheless, the price was right (free, or a donation), so it was worth it.

Visited May 2012
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Santa Maria, CA
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30 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Los Olivos is an Art Mecca!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2012

This is one of my personal favorites! Great art, great local nursery, great markets & a Peets Coffee Shop. Los Olivos is a must do! Plan an whole afternoon just to wander this quaint town. Sit on their porches & watch the wortld go by. Ahh for the time! Summer is warm and very well worth it!

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Los Angeles
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374 reviews
309 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
“Loved the Channel Islands exhibit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2011

We went to the Wildling museum to see the Channel Islands exhibit. It was really nice. It doesn't take a long time to see the museum, but it is worth a trip and they have nice gifts in their gift shop.

Visited December 2011
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Santa Ynez, CA
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58 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“A special little art museum focusing on the wild places”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

We have been to the Wildling many times and try to catch every exhibition. I have been awestruck by some of the pieces they exhibit and they do an excellent job in both the shows they bring in and showing the pieces to their greateat advantage. Many people go to Los Olivos to go wine tasting but do take a break and enjoy this little gem. A donation is requested and it is worth the small fee.

Visited October 2011
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Santa Barbara, California
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81 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“a gem, combining wild nature with excellent art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2011

We saw the Channel Island Exhibit on this visit, which was both beautiful and informative. This small museum is the size of a single gallery of the large SB Museum of Art, but the requested entry fee is appropriately modest. The staff and volunteers are friendly, and the gift store has several fine artistic books and other items with a nature theme.

Visited October 2011
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