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Murphy Auto Museum

2230 Statham Blvd, Oxnard, CA 93033
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Ranked #16 of 18 Attractions in Oxnard
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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English first
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

If you are into cars I highly recommending seeing these two in the same day. It is a very easy day trip as they are close together. Murphy's is very casual and the docents working there were very willing to answer questions. Whereas Mullins has the multi-millioin dollar rare cars, Murphy's has the cars I knew growing up from my... More

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142 reviews 142 reviews
32 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My wife and I visited last week and found this to be a quaint, yet interesting, museum. It features older autos but does have a lot of old clothing, toys, travel trailers and other items from the past. It brought back some fond memories. It's not too costly and a pleasant way to spend about an hour or so. There... More

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Santa Barbara, CA
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58 reviews 58 reviews
32 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a small museum with different cars from different periods of time. Self-guided although there are docents on site should you have any questions. There are items of clothing from different periods of time on display as well as toys. There is also a big train display set up. You can easily go thru this in an hour. I... More

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Clermont, Florida
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241 reviews 241 reviews
36 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

On the smaller side, about 45 cars. Lots of Packards and some model A's and T's. Until today I never knew they made a 27T.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

If the docent has time he will lead you on a personal tour. We enjoyed looking at the cars and motorcycles. The local model train club meets here and has a good display of tracks.

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Dallas, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

If you like checking out cars definitely check out the museum. A large selection of antique cars and staff is informative. They also had a model train set up in the back if you are in to that. Easy way to spend an hour or so.

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Top Contributor
199 reviews 199 reviews
67 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

It is almost like going to church, 3 hours of open mouth, slack jaw beauty. If you like this kind of thing? Put it on your bucket list.

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Oxnard, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Vintage, hand crafted French and Italian cars, primarily from the 20's and 30's housed in a large building. Advance reservations required. I'm not a car nut but I thoroughly enjoyed the museum because the cars are impeccably restored and displayed in a comfortable setting. The guides at the museum are very knowledgeable about the history of the cars. A great... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

Very nice antique car museum with lots of models dating back to 1903 - many of local vintage with interesting stories. It was fun to walk around. As a bonus they have a large working model train exhibit with some interesting vistas. All in all, a lot of fun.

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Montrose, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

These fine cars are all operational - a beautiful display of classics!

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