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Address: 1001 East Main Street, Santa Paula, CA 93060
Phone Number: (805) 933-0076
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My Fiance and I got free tickets from the Glen Tavern and were kicking it around town and stopped by , lots of info on oil and local history. also had a display of prehistoric... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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norwalk ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

My Fiance and I got free tickets from the Glen Tavern and were kicking it around town and stopped by , lots of info on oil and local history. also had a display of prehistoric animals, and a working display that took a whole room of a old oil drilling operation the docent was cool and I had flashbacks of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Santa Paula is located where oil wells and pumps can still be seen as you drive on the 23 and 126 . The museum has a fine collection of old pumps and other items that shows the development of the oil industry in the area. inexpensive and worth seeing if you are in the area. Then drop in on cp... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Located in the architecturally interesting and historic building where the Union Oil Company was formed, this museum tells the story of the early days of the oil industry very well, and has great temporary exhibits as well.

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Westlake Village, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The full size cable tool rig is amazing. To think that the early oil wells were drilled by basically pounding a hole in the ground a little at a time! Good models of drillship, and semi-submersible offshore drill rigs. Interesting history of the oil industry in Southern California. Not too many companies left that are headquartered here but back in... More 

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Ventura, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There's a lot more oil history in California than people know. This small museum in the original Union Oil building in historic downtown Santa Paula had more to see than I expected. You can go through it in an hour but don't rush. There's a lot to see there. It also talks a little about the history of the oil... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

If you don't know how they get the oil out of the ground and how they make gasoline for cars, then this is the place to go. This whole building was where Union Oil started. There were 3 different oil companies that went together and they named it Union Oil.

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Santa Paula, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We have been in town for many years and never cease to gaze into the windows of the old Union Oil building to view the displays inside. We get to enter all year anytime as members. The motorcycle displays they show are well worth seeing. Any time they bring in an exhibit, they involve the kids in our community. It... More 

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Santa Paula, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

A wonderful visit and not just the younger but us ole folks too! This building is a treat also as it was the home office of Union Oil Company. Beautifully restored, it makes for a wonderful trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013 via mobile

The room we got was great lots of room. Breakfast was great. This is the 5th time we have come to this hotel. I really like the personnel at this hotel they are really helpful.

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Escondido, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

have visited many times, great special exhibits for motorcycles, even had a tour of the upstairs once with old GM from the 30's, he was a docent, spend time and don't hurry

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