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Ventura City Hall

501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001-2697
+1 805-654-7800
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Beautiful building!

Ok, so I haven't actually walked around on the actual site, it's at the top of a big hill. But from... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
debPasadena_CA
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Temple City, California
A City Hall Worth Visiting!

We are proud of our city hall in Ventura. It's a beautiful, restored historic building with... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Diana5101
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Ventura, California
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“local art” (3 reviews)
“marble floors” (2 reviews)
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501 Poli St, Ventura, CA 93001-2697
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+1 805-654-7800
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"beautiful building"
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"local art"
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"marble floors"
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"ghost tour"
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"italian marble"
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"interesting murals"
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"father junipero serra"
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"on display"
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"worth a visit"
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"botanical gardens"
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"statue"
in 9 reviews
"architecture"
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"chamber"
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"hallway"
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"stanley"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Ok, so I haven't actually walked around on the actual site, it's at the top of a big hill. But from what I've seen it has a presence.

Thank debPasadena_CA
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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...More

Thank Diana5101
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

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.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

San Buenaventura City Hall started out as the Ventura County Courthouse and was built in 1912. It is a State of California Historical Landmark, listed on the National Register for Historic Places. The building sports a copper sheathed dome and an elegant Italian marble foyer....More

Thank jogrow7
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

This is one of the most beautiful buildings in Ventura County. Originally the county courthouse, these days the building serves as City Hall which means it is open during the day M-F for people to visit. Conveniently located at the end of California Street, the...More

Thank GwendolynAP
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

The Ventura City Hall has a long history and is told throughout the building. Broad marble floors, stairs and baulistrades. Stunning views of Ventura and the ocean. Interesting murals telling the history of Ventura with art installations and revolving art exhibits. A must see.

Thank CherrieTravel
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Reviewed 13 October 2017

The inner architecture is nicer than the exterior, the stained class dome inside is very pretty... The view of the ocean from the front is also nice.

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I had my first experience with the Ventura City Planning/Permit Department a week ago. Going to their office with trepidation, I was greeted by a very nice lady at the Permits desk who asked if she could help. I explained that this was my first...More

Thank RollsBob
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Situated in downtown, lovely architecture and art/décor inside. Great views looking back over downtown and the coast. Worth a look.

Thank Savcat
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

I've taken the legal tour of Ventura presented by Mr. Senate, which includes history about Ventura's own Erle Stanley Gardner. The tour is informative and entertaining. The building in beautiful and a great city treasure.

Thank RalphVentura
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Rosegarden97
9 November 2015|
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Response from Marie G | Reviewed this property |
No. It is only open during normal weekday business hours, as it is the official City Hall.
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