Caves and Mines in SANTA BARBARA with kids

Who said family fun had to be ABOVE ground! If you are looking for pretty awesome things to do with kids in Santa Barbara, California, then let’s dig deep…literally!

Underground adventures are so much fun with children. It’s an experience that will introduce them to some of the most incredible wonders on earth, and formations they have never seen before.

Some underground experiences are perfect for family members of all ages and ability, but some require more active families as there are often steps involved.  Whatever you choose in The Golden State you will experience something magical.

Underground experiences require you to join a tour, which is perfect for kids to learn all the fun facts about what they are seeing as they make their through the earth.  Sounds super fun!

Why have an above ground adventure in Santa Barbara…when you can go UNDERGROUND! An exciting family day out for all!

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    (70 miles) Sylmar

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    (72 miles) Lake Hughes

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    (73 miles) Santa Clarita

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    (77 miles) Angeles National Forest

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    (82 miles) Manhattan Beach

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    (83 miles) Los Angeles

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    (84 miles) Bakersfield

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    (91 miles) Atascadero

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    (95 miles) San Pedro

    Discover the underwater world of Southern California at this marine aquarium, just steps from Cabrillo Beach, and a great place for kids to learn!

  • Montebello Barnyard Zoo

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    (96 miles) Montebello

    Barnyard fun with pony rides, train rides, petting zoo, picnic area, playground and kids' birthday parties all in Montebello, California!

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    (97 miles) Long Beach

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    (79 miles) Culver City

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    (80 miles) Burbank

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  • Kodak Theatre Tour

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    (81 miles) Hollywood

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    (81 miles) Hollywood

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    (81 miles) Hollywood

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    (81 miles) Los Angeles

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    (87 miles) Peninsula

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    (90 miles) Pasadena

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    (94 miles) Templeton

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    (29 miles) Ventura

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    (29 miles) Ventura

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    (54 miles) Simi valley

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    (64 miles) Canoga Park

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