Holiday at the Depot “Lite”

December 11th, 2021 11:00AM-4:00PM Come out and celebrate the festive holiday season with Holiday at The Depot! Ride the train! Wave to Santa! Take home a special holiday treat! $2.50/train passenger See you at the Depot!

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Spooky Train & Haunted Depot “Lite”

October 30th & 31st, 2021 12:00-4:00PM We are excited to host another “lite” version of our Spooky Train & Haunted Depot this year. We will welcome guests at The Depot for some candy, music, and train rides! Costumes are not required but they are definitely encouraged! $2.50 per passenger train rides! Free candy and popcorn! Come on out and ride the train!

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Depot Day! November 6, 2021, 3:00-6:00 pm

Join us as we kick off our 40th anniversary, celebrating the Goleta Depot’s move from Kellogg field to its current location on Los Carneros Road. The Goleta Depot has become a treasured jewel of Goleta history and we want to honor its special place in our community’s heart by throwing a party! This fun event will have food, wine, beer, live music, and MORE included in one $40 ticket price! Help us reach […]

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History Happy Hour, February 10, 5pm

Grab a glass and join us for this presentation in your living room as we travel the rails of South Santa Barbara County on a fascinating look back in time to the golden age of railroad building. The railroad’s arrival in Santa Barbara in 1887 had a lasting influence on our community. Architectural Historian, Jean-Guy Dube will examine not only the railroad’s depots that were built, but other structures such as passenger […]

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Railroad Days – August 10 & 11, 2019

Enjoy the fun at the historic Goleta Depot: Railroad Days! August 10 & 11, 2019 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Admission $5.00 (children under 34″ are free) Miniature-Train Rides Museum engines 1316 and 2655 will offer rides on the 1/6-mile “Westside Figure-8” track and the Centennial Loop throughout the weekend. Handcar Rides You’ll need to use those arm muscles to help propel the museum handcar on this unique experience that reminds us […]

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Winter ’17 Events at the Goleta Depot!

Depot Dog Days—November 4th, 11th and 18th Join us for a doggone good time for the whole family, two legged and four legged. Take a memorable family picture with your pet on the stationary miniature train—just in time for holiday cards! Each dog will receive a train bandana. Conductor hats and holiday reindeer antlers will also be available for photos. $10 per family. Nov 4 – Small Dogs Nov 11 – Medium […]

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Vista Dome Saturday May 20, 2017

  Thanks to John Caestecker, owner of the Silver Splendor, we are able to offer a unique Vintage Rail Experience on Saturday, May 20. Click here for all the details and to reserve your seat! Thank you for your support of the South Coast Railroad Museum

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Goleta Bunny Express—April 15, 2017

The Annual Goleta Bunny Express rolls into Goleta on Saturday, April 15!

Saturday, April 15, 2017 


Tickets $4 for adults and children

Ticket price includes a miniature-train ride, special treats and activities, entry into our raffle and lots more! Springtime fun for the whole family!  

New this year: come meet adoptable bunnies from B.U.N.S (Bunnies Urgently Needing Shelter) and make a needy bunny a new part of your family!

Buy tickets now! 

Print your receipt and bring to our Visitor’s Center to redeem tickets.