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Marin Center

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Address: 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael, CA 94903-5204
Phone Number: +1 415-499-6400
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 16:00

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Good location for presentations, fairs, etc

It comprises a number of buildings, size to suit the event. Plenty of parking. Nice location adjacent to the lagoon, and close to hotels.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tiburon, CA
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Tiburon, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It comprises a number of buildings, size to suit the event. Plenty of parking. Nice location adjacent to the lagoon, and close to hotels.

Thank nepenthium
San Rafael, California
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable seating and good sight lines. Wish they had more shows. I think they need a new booking agency.

Thank Robert K
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The Marin Center broke ground on 1960 after Wright had died. but it carries his style everywhere. It is an old building and it looks it, but it is beautiful inside and out. I had to go to traffic court there and had a great time admiring all the details that are still preserved. Great building, a must see for... More 

Thank Glorimar S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

There were no lines to wade through at Will Call. The Box Office staff were kind and courteous. The lines to the Bar were about 5 deep, so not too bad. The ushers pointed us to our row and told us about how far in our seats were. We were in row 18, a short distance from the center seat... More 

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Seattle, WA
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126 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Interesting architecture, a lake to walk around, and a library dome. Very enjoyable, especially for a government building.

Thank minimuffinlover
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Loved the visit, wish I could have stayed longer to visit the art gallery on third floor or taken advantage of the trails from the fourth floor outdoor space.

Thank Kelly L
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Very quiet center with a library and beautiful view from the top of building. Has a very nice pool on top of roof.

Thank 495marcusk
Inverness, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

The building houses county of Marin courts, the county jail, the Main Library for Marin County, and many other attractions, including the Marin County Fairgrounds. It is an eye catcher as people drive past with a great view from Hwy. 101, but If you drive up to the building, you will be astounded at the subtle variations to the structure.... More 

Thank Mary Ann P
Marin County, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

We have so few Frank Lloyd Wright buildings on the west coast, but this is probably the largest and one of the most spectacular. But to get the most from it, after you walk its halls and see the garden (or take the $5 docent-led tour, given Wednesdays at 10:30, leaving from the second floor cafe), drive out Lucas Valley... More 

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Kentfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

A marvel of architecture, our Civic Center is so special that they conduct docent tours. Along with all the Marin County offices, we have a library there... as well as a cafeteria that has both indoor and outside dining.

Thank Skip G

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