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Ventura County Museum of History & Art

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Address: 100 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2607
Phone Number: 805-653-0323
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Nice venue for any type of event

If you are looking for a little of Ventura's history, this is the place. If you need a nice and spacious venue for your event, this is the place too!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

If you are looking for a little of Ventura's history, this is the place. If you need a nice and spacious venue for your event, this is the place too!

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Oxnard, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

or grand children. Enclosed, so it's safe from the street. Areas just for the children. It's not so big that you feel overwhelmed. Good exhibits and the docents are very knowledgeable.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

My last visit was as a volunteer for World Ocean Day. This museum is in a convenient location (on Main Street across from Mission San Buenaventura). And afterward, you can walk to the beach (4 blocks away).

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Mesa, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

since 13,000 BC. The museum appears more for locals . I expected more in the chumosh natives if spelled correctly. Apparently, the Chumosh lived on the Channel Islands since 13,000 BC. I wanted to learn more about them ans not musical instruments. For the price it is worth it but needs more Chumosh artifacts.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

We had originally planned to visit another museum but it was closed. The exhibits were varied with an interesting special exhibit of musical instruments. The historical displays helped answer questions regarding the native populations & the early community. A room featuring a local artist was captivating and caused me to spend more time in the museum than I had anticipated.... More 

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San Marcos, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Very small museum across from the Mission. Stopped in on our way to the mission and it was worth the time. Really liked the George Stuart doll collection about the diamond necklace.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

This is a very small museum, with only a few rooms of displays. But what they do is very well done. I enjoyed the musical instruments exhibit as well as the historical figures gallery. Admission is very reasonable, especially if you ask for the AAA or student discount. The exhibits change regularly, so I will make a point of stopping... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Located across the street from the Mission, this museum was a surprise find. It had very good exhibits, including one of historical dolls telling a story and a movie about the artist and the making of historically accurate dolls.

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Rutland, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

Warm welcome - inexpensive entry fee - smart and clean building and displays. What it did it did very well, Music, guitars, drum making and some wind instruments. Videos - excellent External garden and displays needed some TLC and the introduction of bigger bushes and trees - to make it interesting. The Gallery with a French history diorama was excellent... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

I love coming here to see the permanent collections and to see various ever-changing new art exhibits.

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