Museums

Santa Ynez Valley Historical Society Museum & Carriage House

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The Santa Ynez Valley Historical Museum and Parks celebrate the rich history of the Santa Ynez Valley, the pioneer settlers and five early townships that formed this beautiful region. Through its collection, exhibits and educational programs, you can experience the Valley’s heritage and history. Step into the past with remarkable displays of brands, guns, and Mission era artifacts. The Parks-Janeway Carriage House hosts a collection of carriages, wagons, carts, stagecoaches, and buggies. Visit www.santaynezmuseum.org

Solvang Vintage Motorcycle Museum

If you love motorcycles, stop by the Solvang Motorcycle Museum. The Museum displays a wide collection of vintage and rare motorcycles and European race bikes – ranging from the British 1910 FN to the 1990 Buell 1200RR. The Museum mostly highlights racing motorcycles, including AJS, BMW, Ducati, Gilera, Matchless, Moto Guzzi, MV, Norton, Triumph, Velocette and Vincent racers. Bikes on display are constantly changing and expanding. Visit www.motosolvang.com.

The Wildling Art Museum – Located in Los Olivos

The Wildling Art Museum exhibits art that depicts America’s wilderness and preserves the natural heritage of the Santa Ynez Valley. Come explore the art gallery spaces, exhibitions, education center, library, and expanded gift shop. Visit www.wildlingmuseum.org.

Elverhoj Museum of Danish History and Art

Located in Solvang, and former homes of one of Solvang’s most artistic families, Elverhoj Museum is devoted to the history of Solvang, the Danish-American pioneer spirit, the colorful heritage and culture of Denmark, and the arts. The Museum’s newest exhibit, “Odyssey,” features dramatic multi-layered works by Santa Ynez sculptor Suzi Trubitz. Visit www.elverhoj.org.