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“Get Caught Up on Local History”

Ojai Valley Museum of History and Art
Ranked #7 of 45 things to do in Ojai
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Owner description: The Ojai Valley Museum highlights the history, art and culture of the valley through museum exhibitions, programs and events. Housed in a National Register Building (originally the St. Thomas Acquinas Church) the museum includes semi-permanent history exhibits, a Sespe Wilderness diorama, highlights from the permanent art collection, and a Chumash Interpretive Garden. Four major original exhibitions are mounted each year, alternating between history and art subjects. A museum gift shop featuring books, gift items as well as locally produced cards and postcards. A tourist information office is included on the SE corner of the building. It is staffed 7 days a week with brochures, maps and magazines to help you make the most of your trip to Ojai. Regular events include 10:30am Saturday historic walking tours of downtown(no tours in August, September or on Ojai Day) for only $7 which includes museum admission and Town Talks on a wide variety of subjects (typically 3rd Sundays at 4:30-6pm) for $5. Check website for most up to date schedule of Town Talks.
Irvine, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Get Caught Up on Local History”
Reviewed 31 December 2013

A must stop if you want to know more about the Ojai Vally's rich history. It has a wonderful slection of animals and historic art.

Visited December 2013
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Orange, California
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“Historic walking tour”
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Came here on a Saturday morning and happened upon a walking tour just about to start. We and our girls 8 and 11 really enjoyed it. Nice weather, low 70s. The guide would lead us short distances to shady areas, most with some sort of seating. Very informative. Included museum entrance afterwards.

Visited November 2013
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Ojai
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12 reviews
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“Small Museum with big influence”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Ojai Valley Museum has great influence in Ojai. It's exhibits are interesting and usually have to do with Ojai Valley. It was showing an exhibit of the ranching families when I went. I really enjoyed it. It also has some great artifacts from the area and is a nice way to start your visit in Ojai.

Visited November 2013
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Los Angeles, California
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Cute Local Museum”
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Great little museum to learn the history of the area. Takes about 1 hr. To see We were there on a day with free admission. Great temporary exhibit of the local farms.

Visited October 2013
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“Fun local museum”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Great little museum to learn the history of the area. Takes about 1 hr. To see
We were there on a day with free admission. Had a special exhibit highlighting some of the local farms and their families b

Visited October 2013
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