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Ventura City Hall

501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Ventura
Type: Government Buildings
Most recent review
- Jul 3, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

While you are having fun at the 4th of July Street Fair in historic downtown Ventura, stroll up to our landmark VENTURA CITY HALL for guided tours! There will be three tours: 11 a.m. with Cynthia Thompson on the architecture; 12 noon with Richard Senate on ghosts; 1 p.m. with Glenda Jackson on history of Ventura (and a murder trial... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The architecture here is lovely. The facade is designed with a european influence, with the monk statues pay respect to the cities founders.

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Ventura, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The view is spectacular like most people have noted. However, the building itself has a sordid past; such as Ma Duncan being the last person to be sentenced to death in the state of California. It is said that she haunts it still! Look at the super creepy relief sculpture's outside the building as if she is coming out of... More

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Ventura, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Its an amazing building with all its history. The art work, sculptures are great. The view from the front down California St. to the Ocean is unbelievable. A wonderful experience.

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Albany, New York
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

As we explored the bistros and interesting small shops in Ventura on foot, we were drawn to the City hall: an imposing "beaux-arts" style 1912 white structure, located above the shopping district on Poli Street. Twenty four faces of Fransiscan padres adorn the facade and murals and other artwork line the interior walls. The second floor City Council Chamber features... More

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San Diego
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92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is hard to explain how pretty this complex is. There's the excellent terra cotta exterior with monks heads all around, the exquisite marble thru out the interior, and the beautiful council chamber room. Out front is a wonderful sculpture of Fr. Serra and the whole thing looks out over the Pacific. It's free so take 30 minutes and check... More

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Stockton, California
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81 reviews 81 reviews
13 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Wonderful, well kept building and grounds with information abounding. Wish all cities had the many activities found in Ventura

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Chatsworth, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My friend and I spent July 4th visiting the Ventura City Hall and scouring the fun thrift stores and street vendors on Main Street. The City Hall is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The beautiful marble and wood interior is something one does not see anymore in newer buildings. There is also a marvelous "huge" wood carving of Father Junipero... More

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Oxnard, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

That is what us hometown folks call our City Hall in a very affectionate manner. We love to look up the hill on California Street and see this great white edifice looking over our beautiful city! The architecture is fantastic inside and out so you will want to take a tour. If you get a chance to look into the... More

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Ventura, California
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76 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We visited this building for business purposes and loved walking around seeing all the beautiful marble and staircases. This is a grand building, very historic, and is located at the end of California street, right near the Mission. In the back of the building is the new Botanical gardens hiking train which traverses the hills behind main street and takes... More

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