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Susan Quinlan Doll & Teddy Bear Museum & Library

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Address: 122 W Canon Perdido St # 122, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-3211
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+1 805-730-1707
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00

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Never to old to go back in time....

This is a wonderful surprise for all ages who haven't grown too old. I accidentally found it after driving past several and wondering if my grandkids would love this place. Oh my... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2016
Michele J
Santa Barbara, California
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Santa Barbara, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This is a wonderful surprise for all ages who haven't grown too old. I accidentally found it after driving past several and wondering if my grandkids would love this place. Oh my, 9000 square feed of amazing dolls, movie memories of complete Disney character, Harry Potter materials for the younger group. It is an all age place! And such a... More 

Thank Michele J
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is not just a doll and teddy bear museum - it is an educational experience. The display cases are floor to ceiling and professionally arranged. An entire section on 'toys' inducted into the toy hall of fame with their origin and dates (like hula hoops, frisbees, hot wheels, games, etc.) has incredible information about each one. For me it... More 

Thank RetiredKonaLady
Los Angeles-Ca
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014

We loved this beautiful doll museum! It was the highlight of a wonderful Santa Barbara trip. Please take your children... they will LOVE it. Susan Quinlan has her trddy bears, toys, dolls; board games and books on display in beautiful glass windows decorated to perfection. Plan on spending at least three hours in there..there is so much to see!! Your... More 

Thank flinflanbeach
Moorpark, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 358 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2014

We have visited some wonderful doll and bear museums in the U.S. and in Europe, but this is somewhat different since it's the personal collection of Susan Quinlan. I thought I was an avid doll and bear collector, but I look like a novice in comparison. I marveled at case after case of beautiful dolls and bears (most would be... More 

Thank Linda C
Houston, Texas
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

Susan Quinlan has amassed an amazing personal collection of dolls and bears. Our party enjoyed the doll collection most. She had the Harry Potter, James Bond, Alice in Wonderland and Barbie collections. There were wonderful wall murals as well. We had 11 year old girls with us and they were thoroughly entertained. The adults really appreciated the love and knowledge... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2012

I was curious to see this museum and really enjoyed it - it is for "children of all ages"! Very large collection of exquisitely crafted collector bears sporting realistic and whimsical costumes. Also several displays of historic and ethnic dolls as well as tributes to Hollywood. Allow at least an hour, and there is an much needed cozy seating area... More 

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