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Address: 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-653-0323
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Great Art collection

I love coming here to see the permanent collections and to see various ever-changing new art exhibits.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
OneOrchidLover
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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141 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I love coming here to see the permanent collections and to see various ever-changing new art exhibits.

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Ojai, California
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26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

This place should not call itself a museum. They have one small gallery area, and a huge Pavilion used mostly for Fund Raising events. This place only seems interested in raising money, not offering anything geared to the community it supposedly serves. The staff is very weird. Spoke with their Marketing person at an event. She was extremely inappropriate, almost... More 

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Atascadero, California
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547 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 287 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

The museum of Ventura County is in a rather plain looking building across and down from the Mission. Your first tip is to drive about 100 yards north of the mission and park opposite the Museum of Ventura. There are a group of 4 parking spots that are free! Not the park and pay back into old town. Additionally the... More 

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1 Thank CharleySays
Santa Monica, CA
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180 reviews
59 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

This small, nice, local history museum is always changing the exhibits, so it is worth seeing several times each year. There are also activities for the family a few times a year. I recommend getting a membership if you are a local.

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California
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Nice modern small Museum. About four exhibits at anyone time. Good location at the end of funky beach business district. Visit museum then walk up and down the street, checking out the shops or eating at the restaurants

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1 Thank Traveling_Lady_456
Ventura,CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

They always have a wonderful exhibit. Many times local but not always. Also a section about the Chumash Native to our area. Check out the George Stuart Historical Figures. Fascinating and very detailed portrayal of history.

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1 Thank rpezzuto
Colton CA
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Went to this museum a couple of time. They usually have a special exhibits and then they also have their everyday exhibits. I went for a special doll show, showcasing various costomes royalty would wear from all parts of the world. The museum also has items around the Ventura area, etc. Very well layed out. Nice a peacefull to enjoy... More 

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Ventura, California
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I'd never think of the Museum as an event space, but once visiting it has a beautiful indoor and outdoor space perfect for all kinds of events. Any time my company wants to have a corporate event big or small I'd consider the Museum. They have a huge projector screen and sound system with plenty of space. If someone is... More 

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Palmdale, California
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

A beautiful structure and nice ambiance! The layout is great and there is always something new! Art and history combined together to accentuate both in a unique and stylish way.

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Long Beach, CA
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114 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Return visit for the latest Stuart's miniatures; as usual, dazzling. This time there's an additional component with the exquisite diamond replicas.

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