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Channel Islands Maritime Museum

Address: 3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035
Phone Number: 805-984-6260
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Ranked #8 of 33 things to do in Oxnard
Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Wine tasting, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum is a cultural and scenic haven in the Channel...
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Type: Specialty museums, Museums
Activities: Wine tasting, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: The Channel Islands (Ventura County) Maritime Museum is a cultural and scenic haven in the Channel Islands Harbor complete with world class maritime art, an armada of ship models and ocean breezes. The museum has an ever-changing calendar of museum exhibitions. There is always something new to see. Hours 11-5 DailyAdmission$5.00 Adults, $4.00 Seniors Children $2.00 Members free

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Ventura, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I spend over two hours looking at the original paintings and models of old ships. The docent was very informative and his stories brought history to life. What amazed me was the amazing detail in the art work - i have included some photos of the actual ships and then zoomed in to see the detail. In addition to original... More 

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Los Altos, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
15 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was really stunned at the quality of the collection. We went on a Sunday so there was a great docent, Peter on duty. Former Royal Navy and so passionate and helpful in historical sailing. Wow, I spent a lot more time there than expected and my 13 year old son loved it as well. A sleepy little museum I... More 

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Malibu, California, United States
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345 reviews 345 reviews
153 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Worth a 30 minute to 1 hour family visit with the kids. Plenty of shops nearby for added interest. Good local history spot.

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Carson City, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Very interesting with many models, local artists' crafts/paintings, historical information. Docent was very informative with tales of items displayed. Located on marina; walk to beach (lovely sand) is very close.

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Fillmore, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
15 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I live locally. Had a Groupon and was off work due to broken foot. The Teen grandkids 15 16 were off and parent working from home. I was board to death an saw this. I had gone to their old location in1999. At that time they had a shuttle to Port Hueneme to see Capt Cooks Endeavor replica full sized... More 

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Los Angeles
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Worth the time to drive over; be sure to see both floors. The artwork is staggering. History comes alive, and the ship models are quite simply astonishing. Helpful, VERY nice staff, too -- guided tour will teach you a lot, or you can wander at your own pace. Lots of places to sit and ponder what's there, or to look... More 

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Oxnard, California
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86 reviews 86 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Nice place to visit and read and hear of the historical old ships. Situated right on the water at the Marina you get to learn about boats and also watch them go by in the beautiful Channel Islands Maritime Museum.

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Golden, Colorado
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A wealth of information, pictures and models of the maritime industry, ships, logs, trunks of treasure and colorful characters in boating through the years. Tour the Museum with experts in the field who will give you a rare glance at the history of ships.

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STUDIO CITY
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This place is great. Check it out when in Channel Islands Harbor in Oxnard, totally remolded and more additions. Check it out

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Pismo Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Nothing off the wall, my wife and eye came here because of a groupon special they had, they have a few older people working the front and they did not want to accept it at first but it later worked itself out. It has some great views of the marina and a lot of ship miniature models as well as... More 

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