Ventura City Hall

Ventura City Hall

Ventura City Hall
4.5
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7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Kac
California250 contributions
When I moved to Ventura 6 years ago, I didn't realized they had such a beautiful city hall. There are quaint and lovely things about Ventura that I keep discovering. Kudos to the people who treasure this city and keep it looking great for locals and visitors.
Written June 8, 2019
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GoGinnyGo
Ventura, CA60 contributions
This lovely period building was formerly Ventura County Court House. It is open daily for browsing and the council chambers are beautiful. Around the top of the outside are concrete faces of monks, all with different expressions. It is worth a visit when exploring downtown.
Written May 10, 2018
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rocky v
Midland, TX122 contributions
Couples
I was amazed as we drove up the hill toward the Ventura City Hall. It was very beautiful and impressive looking. It looked large enough to serve as something much larger than City Hall. The architecture was unique with all kinds of interesting details in the design. We were glad we chose to drive this direction to see it firsthand.
Written May 19, 2016
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maybaby22
Danville, CA31 contributions
Couples
This was such a nice surprise, we spent several hours checking out the local art in the hallways of this beautiful building. Then the courtroom where Perry Mason was filmed. Everyone we met was very helpful and wanted to talk about their City.
Written February 27, 2016
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LwindVta
Ventura, CA151 contributions
Friends
The Ventura City hall is a beautiful building, both inside and out, as it overlooks California Street and the Pacific Ocean. If you are visiting on a weekday, be sure and explore it. Be sure to notice the Friar's faces on the outside (some people say the faces are those of the building's craftsmen), the marble floors leading to the grand staircase leading to the second floor. The walls of the second floor is home to a mostly-local art display, which changes periodically. If the Council Chambers is open (and no meeting is being held), be sure to see the stained glass domes in the ceiling. History tip: This used to be Courtroom #1 of the Ventura County Courthouse, and Earle Stanley Gardner tried cases here. The third floor of the building (not accessible) houses a jail that has several notorious guests (including Charles Manson).
Written October 26, 2015
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ferdferd
Santa Monica, CA251 contributions
beautiful and historic building, free art gallery rotates/changes often, city council meets here in their chamber.
Written April 23, 2020
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@ventura
Ventura, CA3 contributions
Love our city hall and everything about this place. I have lived in Ventura for 30 years and never had any issue there with anything.
Written May 6, 2019
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Krystofer
Santa Barbara, CA132 contributions
Friends
We love the city hall. Actually every Ventura resident I know is proud of this beautiful treasure. Last Sunday my wife and I attended a 90th birthday celebration for a wonderful dear friend who at 90 still is active teaching yoga. She is such a classy lady so it was no surprise to us she would have her 90th in the atrium of the City Hall Definitely visit and as you stand on the front balcony your view is downtown Ventura straight out to the Pacific Ocean with views of the Channel Islands. Also downtown is a fantastic little town with wonderful restaurants and an old movie theater which now has reclining lounge seats. We’re proud of our little town.
Written April 20, 2019
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Buzzard100
Santa Cruz, CA234 contributions
Couples
This structure was built originally as the County Court House in 1912. It is majestically placed on a hill overlooking the city and is stunning.

The entrance makes a statement and has an elegant stairway of stone and marble. As you turn to the left you will stroll down a hallway and find a stately great hall that is perfect for weddings or other private events. There is also an amazing ocean view.

I recommend including this in a walking tour of the charming and historic downtown Ventura. Time spent at this location depends on whether you opt for a self guided or more formal tour.
Written January 14, 2019
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Diana5101
Ventura, CA173 contributions
Couples
We are proud of our city hall in Ventura. It's a beautiful, restored historic building with interesting features. The faces installed on the front of the building bring almost a whimsical feeling. There is a municipal art collection of 100 pieces on the first and second floors which are worthy of a look. Check their website for hours. Behind the building is a wonderful botanical garden. At the moment it's closed due to damage from the Thomas fire but check back for a reopening.
Written June 19, 2018
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