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Railroad Museum
300 North Los Carneros Road, Goleta
Wed.-Sun. 1-4 p.m.

Goleta Depot was built by the Southern Pacific Railroad Co. in 1901 and closed in 1973.  It was boarded up for a long time before local efforts to save it succeeded. Extensive restoration work was necessary, but  Goleta Depot reopened Oct. 10, 1982, during which the building also was officially recognized as Santa Barbara County Historical Landmark No. 22.

The railroad museum with its miniature train is well-done and a treat for the whole family. Antique railroad artifacts, photographs and hands-on exhibits are shown in the agency office and the passenger waiting room.

Directions: From the 101 exit on Los Carneros, which is about 10 miles west of Santa Barbara. At the top of the ramp, turn towards the mountains. If you continue past Calle Real, you will find the parking lot to your right.