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Ventura County Museum of History & Art

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Address: 100 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2607
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805-653-0323
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This was our first time visiting a museum where close to 50% of the exhibits were outside due to the Californian weather. We found that it covered the local history and had some... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
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Dungarvan, Ireland
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47 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

This was our first time visiting a museum where close to 50% of the exhibits were outside due to the Californian weather. We found that it covered the local history and had some modern images on display also.

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Ojai, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We visited the newly reopened museum today. Parts of the museum are very appealing; the rock wall in front, the mosaics and murals, the wonderful art collection. There is an educational area for children. In a separate room there is the display of historical figures; not local. I like that they used artists for displays such as the jellyfish made... More 

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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

If you are looking for a little of Ventura's history, this is the place. If you need a nice and spacious venue for your event, this is the place too!

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Oxnard, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

or grand children. Enclosed, so it's safe from the street. Areas just for the children. It's not so big that you feel overwhelmed. Good exhibits and the docents are very knowledgeable.

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Ventura, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My last visit was as a volunteer for World Ocean Day. This museum is in a convenient location (on Main Street across from Mission San Buenaventura). And afterward, you can walk to the beach (4 blocks away).

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Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

since 13,000 BC. The museum appears more for locals . I expected more in the chumosh natives if spelled correctly. Apparently, the Chumosh lived on the Channel Islands since 13,000 BC. I wanted to learn more about them ans not musical instruments. For the price it is worth it but needs more Chumosh artifacts.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We had originally planned to visit another museum but it was closed. The exhibits were varied with an interesting special exhibit of musical instruments. The historical displays helped answer questions regarding the native populations & the early community. A room featuring a local artist was captivating and caused me to spend more time in the museum than I had anticipated.... More 

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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Very small museum across from the Mission. Stopped in on our way to the mission and it was worth the time. Really liked the George Stuart doll collection about the diamond necklace.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is a very small museum, with only a few rooms of displays. But what they do is very well done. I enjoyed the musical instruments exhibit as well as the historical figures gallery. Admission is very reasonable, especially if you ask for the AAA or student discount. The exhibits change regularly, so I will make a point of stopping... More 

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Fullerton, California
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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Located across the street from the Mission, this museum was a surprise find. It had very good exhibits, including one of historical dolls telling a story and a movie about the artist and the making of historically accurate dolls.

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