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Channel Islands Maritime Museum

3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035
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Ranked #6 of 14 Attractions in Oxnard
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Wine tasting, Shopping, Group tours/walking tour
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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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Malibu, California, United States
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313 reviews 313 reviews
145 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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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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49 reviews 49 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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
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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Ventura, CA
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138 reviews 138 reviews
13 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Nice little maritime museum by the channel islands harbor. Volunteers running the place are a hoot. Lots of model ships with good outlines of their history. Upstairs the kids can ring the bell, sound the horn and turn the wheel. Small but fun. Lots of free parking.

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Salinas, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The museum offers free parking and is located in a quiet, scenic setting overlooking the water. Even though a maritime museum may not be on the top of a person's to-do list, it is educational and shows the craftsmanship of the model ship builders.

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