Santa Barbara Museum of Art

1130 State Street | Santa Barbara, CA | Official website
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Greg Peterson/Courtesy of the Santa Barbara Conference and Visitors Bureau & Film Commission
  • Type: Museums
  • Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
Overall Rating: 4.0 (4.1)
Value: 4.0 (4.0)
Facilities: 4.0 (4.0)
Atmosphere: 4.5 (4.5)
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In the heart of downtown on bustling State Street, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art infuses some high culture into this laid-back Californian community. Gazing upon collections containing American, Asian and European art, recent visitors are impressed with the diversity and number of works in such a petite space. However, the Monets steal much of the attention. Also, most travelers applaud the museum's special exhibits.

One Yelp.com user explains, "A tiny gem of a museum ...  This is a well-curated museum, with a small section on each period of art. … The changing exhibits are also a joy."

The museum is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $9 for adults with discounts for students, children and seniors. For more information, check out the official website.

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