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“Great place to stop”

Ventura County Museum of History & Art
Ranked #16 of 72 things to do in Ventura
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Reviewed 19 April 2013

Musuem is always getting better and better.
Pay it a visit when you can. The new event space is great.

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Reviewed 16 August 2012

When I was a little girl, my best friend's mom was the secretary of the director of the Pioneer Museum, forerunner of the Ventura County Museum of History & Art. Gone are the big glass cases and all the personal memorabilia of the old families. This small but beautifully organized museum presents exhibits pertinent to our time and locale. Local artists stage one person shows in adjacent galleries. There is a wonderful research library with helpful staff. Included are terrific photographs. The new farm implement museum in Santa Paula is absolutely enthralling with restored equipment and beautiful photographs and paintings which reflect our historical as well as continuing dependence on agriculture.

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Reviewed 25 July 2012

The Ventura County Museum of History and Art is the front line in Ventura's battle to overcome the image problem Ventura has when contrasted to its richer and more sophisticated neighbor, Santa Barbara. Ventura's best weapon in this struggle is the world-class display of George Stuart historical figures at the museum. With many on permanent display, and many others traveling the globe for exhibition elsewhere, these 1/4 scale figures are extraordinary works of detail and craftsmanship, reflecting tremendous research and skill. The rest of the museum is good, but not enough to help Ventura rise above the "Ventucky" insult spat by snooty Santa Barbarians.

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Reviewed 9 July 2012

The Ventura County Museum is a good place to learn about both the flora and fauna of the coast and Ventura's history. In particular it often has special programs in its new exhibition hall. An example was the recent presentation of live Raptors, hawks and owls, by the Ojai Raptor Center. The program was effective for both children and adults. It is a worthwhile stop on a trip up the Coast.

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Reviewed 23 May 2012

Great way to experience the history of the area - lots of unique treasures

Thank Jeff K
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