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Address: 501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805-654-7800
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impressive building on an intersting main street

downtown Ventura is full of nice historic buildings. This is the top one. Use it to start a shopping/browsing/eating tour of old Ventura. Lots of restaurants--many with outside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Napa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

downtown Ventura is full of nice historic buildings. This is the top one. Use it to start a shopping/browsing/eating tour of old Ventura. Lots of restaurants--many with outside seating. Lots of shops--no chains. Almost no empty buildings this old downtown is doing well. It would be even nicer without the homeless, but they do not seem menacing in any way--just... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

The area of downtown had lots of nice looking buildings and a view of the ocean - sits on the side of hill. But - there were homeless people everywhere. Good weather and a welfare state my attract them.

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Orange, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

As others have said, this is a rather impressive building for this city. You'll likely stumbled upon it when downtown and it is impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I moved here from Alaska and had never seen such a beautiful building in my life. I was doing some community service and ended up being surprised by all the beautiful artwork displayed through the building! Must see!!

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Clayton, CA, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We used the Visitors Center Historic Walking Tour Guide and visited the Ventura City Hall. It is a beautiful building with wonderful art. We also got to see the City Council Chambers and really was impressed with the stain-glass pieces in the ceiling. Very impressing building and nice people that volunteered information about it.

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Maybe not a destination...but it's worth it when you're there. Grand building seemingly misplaced in this sleepy beach town. Lots of marble...and city offices. :)

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Santa Monica, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

a beautiful building, wonderful views, and great art work hanging in the halls. the city council chamber is really lovely to look at.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This landmark is a must see. Probably the most understated building in California. Originally the County court house now transformed into the City of Ventura municipal building is a must see. The building is an amazing site to behold as you approach it from downtown Ventura. The hand carved stone and craftsmanship that went into the construction of this building... More 

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Ventura, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The City Hall is fanatstic and the best views. Father Serra stands outside as a gorgeous statue. The parking in back is pretty ample and you can walk down to main streeet and explore also.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

The City Hall building is a wonderful building on the outside with its array of heads and its grandiose style. But inside you can find art in the lobby and along the hallways both upstairs and downstairs. Fun place to wonder and it is always cool, even on a really hot day. If you go in the back and go... More 

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