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The Woolworth Building

401 South 'A' Street, Oxnard, CA 93030
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Ranked #12 of 18 Attractions in Oxnard
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Department Stores, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Oct 13, 2014
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Oxnard
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

So happy our City preserved this historical building. Brings back good memories. The restaurant is excellent also.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is a great tribute to Woolworth's stores and history. Many great artifacts and also a running cafe in the building with good food options. Worth a visit.

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Oxnard, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
11 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It's not your normal diner or restaurant but a nice fun place to get a sandwhich and soda. The decore is a mixture of funky, old and new mixed together. But hey your in an historical building of the old Woolsworth, when things moved at a slower pace.

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Oxnard, California
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59 reviews 59 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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Oxnard
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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160 reviews 160 reviews
97 attraction reviews
103 helpful votes 103 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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Escondido
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140 reviews 140 reviews
83 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
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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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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