Northern California December 01, 2018
Northern California’s Star Wars Museum Is The Largest In The Galaxy And You Need To Visit
Calling all Star Wars lovers! If you didn’t already know, the largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia is located right here in Northern California and you absolutely need to visit it. This place is like mecca for Star Wars enthusiasts. What started out as a personal collection has evolved into one of the nerdiest and coolest attractions that our state has to offer. You won’t find a more impressive collection of novelty items anywhere in the galaxy, so plan a visit to this unique Star Wars museum pronto.
Any Star Wars fan worth their salt probably has a small collection of novelty items from the beloved film series. However, nobody has a larger collection than Steve Sansweet, the owner and curator of Petaluma's Rancho Obi-Wan.
Rancho Obi-Wan boasts the largest collection of Star Wars items in the entire world. It began as all collections began, small and humble. However, over the years it grew into a treasure trove of nerdy fandom.
The collection is large that it even made the official Guinness Book of World Records, so you know it's truly one-of-a-kind. It's less like a Star Wars museum and more like a glimpse into one man's geeky obsession, but it's absolutely mesmerizing.
Sansweet began his collection very early in life, but the Rancho as you see it today began in 1998. At the time, Sansweet worked for Lucasfilm as the Director of Content Management and Head of Fan Relations.
The collection contains everything Star Wars related imaginable. Toys, models, promotional items, video games...everything. Any Star Wars fan will easily feel like a little kid in a candy shop as they peruse the endless treasures.
You don't have to be a hardcore fan to enjoy this one-of-a-kind exhibit. With such a large swath of items, both diehard and casual fans of the franchise will be fully entertained for hours on end.
Rancho Obi-Wan is categorized as a non-profit organization in order to make their collection accessible to the public. Tours of this unique destinations are given but reservations must be made in advanced. It's recommended that you book your tour well ahead of time, since they are usually fully booked for 6-8 weeks at a time.
Rancho Obi-Wan is located in central Petaluma. The exact location is given out when you book a tour through their website. Tours are provided through reservation only. For more information,
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