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Dec 6 2014

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2014 Solvang Visitor Guide

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Request a FREE Visitor Guide or view our online Solvang and the Santa Ynez Valley Visitor Guide. Santa Barbara County Wine Country, California. more »


Group Reservations Solvang

Group Reservations Solvang

Bring your group to Santa Ynez Valley Wine Country. Solvang, ideally suited for weddings, reunions a... more »


Danish Days Celebration

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Join us for Danish Days to celebrate the history of Solvang, enjoy Danish-style hospitality and reco... more »


Taste of Solvang

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The annual “Taste of Solvang” Food + Wine + Fun offers a showcase of delectable desserts, a “walking... more »


Shops along Alisal Road

Shops in Solvang

Delightful shops offer imported European wares: porcelain, iron work, leather, linens, and handicrafts. more »


Julefest Holiday Music

Julefest Holiday Celebration

Head to Solvang, California to celebrate the Christmas season this year, and you might feel like you are half-way around the world. But, you’re o... more »


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Museums & California Missions

Museums and California Mission: Devoted to Danish culture, the Elverhoj Museum of History and Art showcases period rooms including a charming kit... more »


Hotels, Solvang, CA, USA

Where to Stay

From quaint inns to full-service hotels, a hearty welcome awaits you at our lodging establishments. They are ideal starting points for outings th... more »


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Wine Country

Solvang, CA, has more than ten wine tasting rooms and there are 80+ wineries in the Santa Ynez Valley. more »


 

 

 

 

Museums & California Missions


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In an area that has multiple ethnic and cultural background you can find interesting museums scattered throughout the Santa Ynez Valley. From motorcycles to oil memorabilia to fine art, western and antique art museums, to western heritage and California missions you are sure to find attention-grabbing places to visit. 

Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

  • 1624 Elverhoy Way
  • Solvang, CA 93463
  • phone: (805) 686-1211

Elverhøj is one of the few museums outside of Denmark devoted to the Danish culture and the Danish-American experience. Mission Statement To collect, preserve and exhibit the history and Danish more information

Hans Christian Andersen Museum

  • 1680 Mission Dr.
  • Solvang, CA 93463
  • phone: (805) 688-2052

The Hans Christian Andersen Museum is operated by the Ugly Duckling Foundation, a non profit organization established to foster public understanding and enjoyment of Hans Christian Andersen and his more information

Old Mission Santa Ines

  • 1760 Mission Drive
  • PO Box 408
  • Solvang, CA 93463
  • phone: (805) 688-4815

Old Mission Santa Ines was the nineteenth of the 21 missions built in California from 1769 to 1836 by Spanish Franciscan priests led by Father Junipero Serra. The Mission was founded on September 17, more information

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

  • 320 Alisal Road
  • Solvang, CA 93463
  • phone: (805) 686-9722

Displays a revolving collection of vintage and rare motorcycles, as well as European race bikes, collected by founder Dr. Virgil Elings, noted physicist/inventor/philanthropist. Open weekends by more information

The Wildling Art Museum

  • 1511-B Mission Drive
  • Solvang, CA 93463
  • phone: (805) 688-1082

The Wildling Art Museum is located in the heart of the Santa Barbara wine country near the west entrance to Solvang. The museum offers numerous changing exhibits each year focusing on the art of more information

Wildling Museum

Wildling Museum

  • 1511-B Mission Drive
  • Solvang, CA 93463
  • phone: (805) 686-8315

ABOUT THE WILDLINGThe Wildling Museum, where art and nature meet, offers visitors a unique perspective on the importance of preserving our natural heritage. Through the eyes of artists, education and more information

Mendenhall Museum

  • 24 Zaca Street
  • Buellton, CA 93427
  • phone: (805) 689-2402

The Mendenhall Museum is a private collection located in California’s beautiful Santa Ynez Valley. The museum has one of the west coasts largest petroliana collections including gasoline pumps, more information

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum & Parks Janeway Carriage House

  • 3596 Sagunto St.
  • PO Box 181
  • Santa Ynez, CA 93460
  • phone: (805) 688-7889

Open Wednesday - Sunday from 12:00 - 4:00 p.m. The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum and Parks-Janeway Carriage House feature excellent exhibits and artifacts of historical significance more information


Elverhoj Museum of History & Art

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SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2013 10AM to-4PM: Living History Festival. Free.

Elverhoj MuseumELVERHOJ MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART
Exhibits showcase Solvang's rich cultural history. The former residence of one of Solvang's most artistic families is now a community museum devoted to the history of Solvang, the Danish-American pioneer spirit, the colorful heritage of Denmark, and the arts. The historic hand-crafted structure was the dream home of Viggo Brandt-Erichsen and his wife, Martha Mott. He was an internationally recognized painter and sculptor and she was an accomplished painter and art teacher.

Hans Christian Andersen Museum - SolvangHANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN MUSEUM

Established to foster public understanding of Hans Christian Andersen and his work.

Located upstairs in The Book Loft Building, 1680 Mission Drive, Solvang.

Open Daily from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. 805-688-2052

 

 

 

The SOLVANG VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE MUSEUM houses a collection of vintage and rare motorcycles as well as European race bikes. The motorcycles in the museum are from the private collection of Virgil Elings. The collection is quite broad: vintage motorcycle racing, both motocross and road racing bikes. The museum rotates some of the bikes each month so that the bikes on display are constantly changing and expanding. Weekends 11:00 am - 5:00 pm and by appointment mid-week. 805-686-9522

 

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Group Reservations Solvang

Group Reservations Solvang

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Julefest Holiday Music

Julefest Holiday Celebration

Head to Solvang, California to celebrate the Christmas season this year, and you might feel like you are half-way around the world. But, you’re o... more »