South Coast Railroad Museum
Santa Barbara’s neighbor to the north, Goleta, may not be thought of as much right off the bat, but actually has many interesting and historical sights to see. One of those sights is the South Coast Railroad Museum. The museum offers tours of the Victorian style depot and visitors can even ride the mini train, the “Goleta Short Line.”
The South Coast Railroad Museum is located at 300 North Los Carneros Road and they can be contacted by phone at 805-964-3540 or through their website at www.goletadepot.org. The museum focuses specifically on the historical technology of the railroad. One of the more exciting historical facts about the Goleta depot is that in 1901 when the Coast Route was completed, it helped to link San Francisco with Los Angeles. The Goleta Depot is even registered on the National Register of Historic Places!
Whether you are a train buff, or not, it is still fun visiting the South Coast Railroad Museum, just ask Ian Filippini Santa Barbara. The architecture of the Goleta Depot is a sight to see all on its own. Visit the above website to plan your visit and visit these websites to find out more about Ian Filippini Santa Barbara http://iaianfilippinisantabarbara.com/ and http://ianfilippinisantabarbara.co/.