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Ventura County Museum of History & Art

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Address: 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-653-0323
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 9, 2015
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California
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 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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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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Colton CA
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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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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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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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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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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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Texas
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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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