Quality Inn Santa Ynez Valley
630 Avenue of the Flags
Buellton, CA 93427
Phone: (805) 688-0022
Fax: (805) 688-7448
Arts & Museums
The Lompoc Museum calls the Carnegie Library its home. The museum came into existence in the year 1969 and since then it has educated and fascinated locals and tourists alike. It's an address to interesting collections of archives and documents that give an account of local history. The museum's must-visit, on-site attractions are: Clarence Ruth and the Museum, here visitors can have a look at the artifacts collected by the archaeologist himself. Ruth was always intrigued by the culture of the Chumash Indians, hence at the museum one is bound to find many articles created by these early inhabitants of the Californian coast. Paintings and illustrations depict the lives of the Chumash Indians throughout the museum. The Stone Pine Hall is another must-visit spot on the museum premises, the hall is used as an event venue today. In addition, the Artesia School Museum, and the Carnegie Building itself are worth your attention.
Focusing on the history and technology of railroads, the South Coast Railroad Museum is a great adventurous historic museum. The Goleta Depot is the heart of the museum, it is a country railroad stationhouse. The railroad is a key historical beauty of the museum in the life across America. The Goleta Depot is also listed on the register of National Historic Places. There are several other programs conducted here along with a ride overland trail vintage rail car, image galleries are found too. One can also view the trees and plants of the museum grounds.
Located beside Lake Los Carneros, the Stow House is a gorgeous historic home built in 1871. It has a Carpenter Gothic style of architecture and was previously used as a residence by the Stows. The beautiful home now house the Goleta Historical Society and is open to visitors. A stroll in this house will tell you the story and lifestyle of Stow family.
The Painted Cave is a state historic park that is known for its intricate rock carvings by the Chumash Native Americans. The sandstone cave walls are decked with many etched drawings that range from 200 to 1000 years. Though the exact time frame is not known, these ancient artworks have given the cave a place in the National Register of Historical Places since 1972. The cave is guarded by a heavy iron gate and to reach the cavern one has to climb a steep pathway.