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Channel Islands Maritime Museum

3900 Bluefin Circle, Oxnard, CA 93035
805-984-6260
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Ranked #5 of 15 attractions in Oxnard
Type: Specialty 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... more » 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 « less
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Oxnard, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

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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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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135 reviews 135 reviews
13 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 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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Los Angeles
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Oxnard, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Just came from the museum. Families were there enjoying the docents answering questions and pointing out the great art and ship models. What a fun place to spend quality time.

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Morro Bay, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

This museum had so many great things for kids to actually put their hands on and see how they worked. The docents were so friendly and so full of information about all the exhibits. This is a must see for sure.

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

I have been to a number of small Maritime Museums - this one is definitely one of the better ones. Well worth a couple of hours of your time, and the marina location is convenient with lots of free parking.

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Glendale, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This is now called the Ventura County Maritime Museum, and it's a wonderful, unexpected gem. If you have any interest whatsoever in ships and sailing, this place will definitely thrill you. The museum contains dozens of quite large, very intricate hand-built models of sailing ships, including famous ones like USS Constitution, HMS Victory, etc., and many many others. There are... More

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