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Chumash Painted Cave State Historic Park

Painted Caves Road, Santa Barbara, CA
+1 805-733-3713
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Worth the drive! I enjoyed seeing these paintings. Road is crazy curvy and steep but makes for some great views.

Worth it. Paintings of undetermined age. Glad they are protecting the site. Right next to the road... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louisville, Kentucky
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Quick stop but worth it

While the road is narrow and we gripped our seats the last 2 miles, getting up close to original... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Painted Caves Road, Santa Barbara, CA
+1 805-733-3713
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth it. Paintings of undetermined age. Glad they are protecting the site. Right next to the road. Go when the fog has lifted for some great scenic views.

Thank brotherroy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While the road is narrow and we gripped our seats the last 2 miles, getting up close to original Indian art in its true location was worth it. We followed it by a trip to the SB mission and learned even more about this tribe....More

Thank Totally420
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Long windy one way road, leading to a small, less than impressive cave, locked with a metal gate, that has only a small window to see the painting. Very limited parking, for 1 maybe 2 cars.

Thank SanFrancisco2121
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We enjoyed the gorgeous views as we made our way up and down the mountain. Unlike some of the other reviews, we did not find the drive frightening. Everyone has different tolerance levels. The historic cave paintings were beautiful. We thought this attraction was awesome.

Thank April333
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Ridiculous and potentially dangerous road to get to...what? Sorry, but this a contrived historical site. It's true some Indian tribes were / are known for their historical art, cave paintings, pottery etc. The Chumash were not. They sparsely populated Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and...More

Thank BadBlake
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We all absolutely loved visiting this historical site. The drive up and down the mountain is exhilarating! At one point we were up in the clouds and felt a clear temperature change. This is absolutely worth the drive. Other reviewers knocking this down because of...More

1  Thank WonderousTraveler
Reviewed 12 November 2016

The road is truly a scary experience. Only room for one vehicle and few places where people can get by. We had several close calls with vehicles coming down where we were fortunate to find places to squeeze by. The hills are steep. One wrong...More

Thank TeddyDove
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

There is a single very narrow road branching off from 254 in the Ynez valley leading out of Santa Barbara. The road is extremely windy with many hairpin and blind loops. There are walls of rocks in many places and the elevation is remarkably steep....More

1  Thank ArtistdocNY
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The Chumash Native Americans were well known for their art. Lamentably this has not always been appreciated but the remarkable polychrome art of Painted Cave is somehitng all can appreciate and care for. Our cultural heritage is of irreplaceable value. This is a place to...More

Thank Anabel-2013
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I would like to say that I enjoyed this park, but the road is so narrow that there is really only room for one car going up or down and not a lot of room to move over if a car is coming down. I...More

Thank Kim D
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