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The Woolworth Building

401 South 'A' Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
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Ranked #10 of 15 attractions in Oxnard
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Department Stores, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Apr 20, 2014
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Oxnard, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The outside is okay. It looks similar to the original building. The restaurant inside has nothing to do with Woolworth, plus I will not eat there again. Any hamburger place would have better service and food. Not much to see. In ten minutes you will be done.

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30 reviews 30 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

This old Woolworth building has a charming restaurant called Fresh and Fabulous which is delicious! Also the building has kept some of the original items from that era and has a tiny museum.

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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

I liked how the exterior of the store was preserved. Too much of history is removed, destroyed, and lost forever. The small museum display behind the restaurant had photos and descriptions of the Woolworth store and brand, and photos of the Woolworth founders.

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Ventura, California
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122 reviews 122 reviews
76 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

This is the real deal, an old Woolworths building in downtown Oxnard. There is a small museum, a continuation school, and a great eatery all located in this building. Old Oxnard is filled with homes and buildings with such character, its a great place to walk around. During December there is several "Santa Claus Lanes" with wonderful lights and decorations,... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

So as we got lost and ended up in this cool little downtown area, we realized we were in Oxnard... not Oxnard by the onion fields, but Oxnard closer to the beach. As we walked to a little store, we were awe struck by what we saw, the beautiful Woolworth building across the street! My jaw dropped as it took... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

the Woolworth Museum 401 S A Street. The lunch counter is still going strong in this historical 2 story building. We did not eat here, but did spend 30 minutes in the lobby checking out the history of Woolworth and viewing some of the “artifacts” left behind. There is a photo booth, stamp vending machine, a ballpoint pen vending machine,... More

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carlsbad ca
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

while it's not worth a specific drive to (in my opinion of course) it is worth a short little visit if you are in the downtown area. being old enough to remember Woolworth stores probably helps enjoy the little 'museum' much more.

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Edison, New Jersey
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2011

nice store with soda fountain. But "museumj" is just a few pictures and some memoribilia about Woolworth. Cute for about 5 minutes stop,.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2007

While staying on the shore in Oxnard, we ventured downtown to South Avenue A, and found this real gem. Woolworth's is housed in the location of the oroginal Woolworth's department store. Borrowing on the 50's-60's theme, the Formica tables, booth and lunch counter-top seating, are indeed reminiscent of the old stores' set up. But there the similarities end, While I... More

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