South Coast Railroad Museum

 

Rating: A+ for HO scale trains, a real red caboose to go in, and trains you can sit on top of and ride.
Ages: 34” and taller can ride the train; any age!
Directions: Take 101 North about 10 minutes to
Los Carneros Road, turn toward mountains at
signal light, then go right at the Fire Station
which is across the street from “Goleta Train
Depot” at 300 North Los Carneros Road.
Contact: 964-3540 or www.goletadepot.org
Season: The museum is open 1 p.m.-4 p.m.Wednesdays
through Sundays.The train (for people 34” and taller)
runs Wednesday and Friday 2 p.m.-3:45 p.m. and
Saturday and Sunday 1 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

Better known as Goleta Train Depot, the museum is overshadowed by the train rides and the indoor train track with tiny trains that run over trestles designed after local ones. Check out the baggage carts. Go in the caboose and imagine what the old days were like. The closer to 34” you are, the more you will like the ride-on-top train. But it’s strong enough to take adults as well. Occasionally handcar rides are available on a standard size track for larger children and adults. There is no charge for admission to the museum but there is a nominal charge for train rides. Thanks to community businesses and organizations, train rides are free some days throughout the year.
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Upcoming Activities


Calendar of Events

Sierra Club Flashlight Hike
+-3 miles, 6 p.m. Fridays
Santa Barbara Mission
2201 Laguna Street
Free, 685-2145

Arroyo Hondo Preserve Tour
First Saturday, third Sunday
Hike Tour, 10-Noon, open til 4
Reservations required:
arroyohondo@sblandtrust.org
(805) 567-1115
 
Camino Real Bike Moves (all ages)
Bicycle downtown at night!
First Tuesday of the month
9:30 p.m. De La Guerra Plaza
(805) 455-8957

Free Rides Wed. & 1st Friday!
South Coast Railroad Museum
1-4 p.m. Wed. through Sun.
300 N. Los Carneros
964-3540

Art Workshops
Art From Scrap
10 a.m. Saturdays, $6.00
302 E. Cota St., 884-0459

Remote-Control Car Races
11:30 a.m. every Sunday
Elings Park, Free! All ages!
1298 Las Positas Rd.
www.elingspark.org

S.B. Maritime Museum: Free!
3rd Thursday of the month
805-962-8404/www.sbmm.org

Museum of Natural History
Free admission
3rd Sunday of the month
(805) 682-4711
www.sbnature.org

Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Free admission every Sunday
805-963-4364/www.sbma.net

Ocean Ducks (polar bears)
Any ages, any suits, welcome!
9 a.m. every Sunday with
Post-swim potluck breakfast
Butterfly Beach, north stairs
Noon, Mon./Wed./Fri. at
shower near Beachside Cafe
Goleta Beach
www.oceanducks.com
(805) 637-8331

Drum Circle
Listen or participate!
4 p.m. Saturdays, all ages
Chase Palm Park
(805) 967-9956