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Ventura County Museum of History & Art

100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
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Ranked #7 of 19 Attractions in Ventura
Type: Museums
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Long Beach, CA
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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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Steckborn, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The museum is a very nice modern building staffed by very friendly people. An exhibition of photographs of famous actors was very well arranged.

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Springfield, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I have visited the Ventura County Museum several times before to enjoy the beautifully sculptured 1/4 life-size figures of famous historical personalities created by artist/historian George Stuart that are part of the permanent collection of the museum. On this occasion, I came to see "Diamonds Are Forever", a special exhibit of museum quality cubic zirconia replicas of some of the... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

I guess the figurines were my favorite. It was interesting to see how intricate the details were. I have been to small museums before and I guess I was expecting more. I did not understand all of the first exhibit with the large stuffed animal and golf ball pooping pig. I was interested in the local Indian artifacts. The stone... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Glad we stopped by. The lady at the desk was very enthuastic and helpful. Gift shop is really, really nice with an excellent selection. Enjoyed the Stewart exhibit. Do watch the video. The artifacts from the area were interesting. We lucked out and got in free because the exhibits were being built but what we saw, we liked and recommend... More

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Fountain Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

We were just there for the Guy Webster photography exhibit. So much movie making in Ventura County.. every Western, Even Gone with the Wind was shot here.. Charlie Chaplin studios, really enjoyed the exhibit. Wish it was larger.

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Escondido, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This was a working visit so didn't look around much, I spent my time in the research library. The two volunteers were very, very friendly and helpful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Well worth stopping by here - its a great little museum, well laid out, with accessible displays. The displays rotate frequently so there's always something new to see. I'd recommend around an hour, possibly 90 minutes if you really want to spend time over the exhibits. And do take a look at the George Stuart Historical Figures - http://venturamuseum.org/george-stuart-historical-figures/ -... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

Musuem is always getting better and better. Pay it a visit when you can. The new event space is great.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

When I was a little girl, my best friend's mom was the secretary of the director of the Pioneer Museum, forerunner of the Ventura County Museum of History & Art. Gone are the big glass cases and all the personal memorabilia of the old families. This small but beautifully organized museum presents exhibits pertinent to our time and locale. Local... More

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