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Ventura County Museum of History & Art

Address: 100 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-653-0323
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Ranked #9 of 13 Attractions in Ventura
Type: Museums
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Palmdale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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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89 reviews 89 reviews
3 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
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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362 reviews 362 reviews
158 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
46 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
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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Missouri
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102 reviews 102 reviews
31 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
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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54 reviews 54 reviews
25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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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ventura
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96 reviews 96 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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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