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Sightseeing and landmarks in Ventura County

Art museums

History Museum
“This beautiful beachfront park is a local gem of a secret. There are people who've lived here alll their lives that don't know about it. It's easy to get to and access. It's a great alternative to the sand. It offers picturesque views of the ocean and lagoon, beautifully manicured gardens, clean bathrooms, and plenty of quiet shade on a sunny day. For a very interesting docent-led tour of the historic home, check the website for times. It costs less than $10/person and it's really worth it to visit inside the home and learn a lot about local history. You can take a picnic inside and sit in any part of the gardens you like. On occasion parts of the property are closed to the public for weddings and private events.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Art Museum
“ The Museum offers exhibits intended to give the public access to a broad spectrum of national quality art and culture pertinent to California and educationally rich. Likewise, art acquisition collects works that are inclusive of all California art movements and of educational value to a highly diverse population. Artworks range from California Impressionism, which initiated the collection, to Contemporary trends including Latino Art.”
  • 2 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great sightseeing and easy walk around the marsh lands of Malibu...across the street from entrance to "Serra Retreat"/ "Country Mart"”
  • 1 local recommends

History museums

Library
“The library always has activities going on, they not only have the Ronald Regan Exhibit but they’ll have other exhibits open as well. I recommend you check their website/calendar ahead of time to see if you’d be interested in anything they have to offer while you stay here in the area. It is not free to see the exhibits but they do offer discounts (senior discounts, military, etc) and they also have some free activities for big events like 4th of July so check their website out! ”
  • 63 locals recommend
History Museum
“This beautiful beachfront park is a local gem of a secret. There are people who've lived here alll their lives that don't know about it. It's easy to get to and access. It's a great alternative to the sand. It offers picturesque views of the ocean and lagoon, beautifully manicured gardens, clean bathrooms, and plenty of quiet shade on a sunny day. For a very interesting docent-led tour of the historic home, check the website for times. It costs less than $10/person and it's really worth it to visit inside the home and learn a lot about local history. You can take a picnic inside and sit in any part of the gardens you like. On occasion parts of the property are closed to the public for weddings and private events.”
  • 47 locals recommend
Historic Site
“something to do that's way different and if you like animals they have a petting zoo”
  • 9 locals recommend
History Museum
  • 1 local recommends
History Museum
“I was raised in Camarillo so this has always been a favorite of mine. Camarillo Ranch House, also known as Rancho Calleguas and Adolfo Camarillo House, is a Queen Anne-style Victorian house in Camarillo, California”
  • 3 locals recommend
History Museum
“Great sightseeing and easy walk around the marsh lands of Malibu...across the street from entrance to "Serra Retreat"/ "Country Mart"”
  • 1 local recommends

Scenic lookouts

Scenic Viewpoint
“Point Dume is a long bluff that offers views of Palos Verdes Peninsula and Santa Catalina Island.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Beach
“This place is spectacular. You can do a nice walk around the top if you can find parking or walk up to the cliffs from the state park entrance on the beach. You can often see sea lions, seals and whales migrating up the coast. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Beach
“Point dume is a great beach. If you are a hiker, and can safely go up the hill, you will see an area with panoramic view of ocean and marine life:)”
  • 17 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It has everything that most malls have and it all outdoors. So walking is a must”
  • 7 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This is a good place to watch the sunset and a good cruise along the pacific coast hwy ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“This is such a nice park with amazing views of the ocean! It has free parking, huge grass lawn, play ground, bathrooms and pathways to walk/run. Perfect for a picnic!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
  • 1 local recommends
Road
“The Old Place Restaurant is a fantastic experience and you can walk to it from the caboose!”
  • 1 local recommends

Historic sites

Church
“Mission San Buenaventura is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscans in present-day Ventura, California. Founded on March 31, 1782, it was the ninth Spanish mission established in California and the last to be established by Father Junípero Serra. The mission was named after Saint Bonaventure, a 13th century Franciscan saint and Doctor of the Church. The mission is located in the historic downtown of Ventura.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Historic Site
“something to do that's way different and if you like animals they have a petting zoo”
  • 9 locals recommend
Church
“This is one of the smaller missions, but is a great visit all the same. I love seeing missions preserved and this one still in use. Grounds are nice. Great view. Visits are self guided.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Libraries

Library
“The library always has activities going on, they not only have the Ronald Regan Exhibit but they’ll have other exhibits open as well. I recommend you check their website/calendar ahead of time to see if you’d be interested in anything they have to offer while you stay here in the area. It is not free to see the exhibits but they do offer discounts (senior discounts, military, etc) and they also have some free activities for big events like 4th of July so check their website out! ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Library
“Check the website for events & lectures. Visit the library & gardens, enjoy the Topa Mountain views. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Student Center
“Beautiful venue and impressive library of esoteric, healing + spiritual books ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Library
“Brand spanking new, high tech and environmentally friendly. This library has computers and WiFi if you don't have you own, and also a used books section.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Used bookstore Friends of the Library. Coolest used bookstore ever. On the corner of Maple and Carp Ave. Books for kids and grownups great pricing, great select, does not dissapoint.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Access to a local library fully equipped with all types of different reading leisure/topics.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
“Camarillo's newest public building, this extensive library is a great place to read and relax.”
  • 2 locals recommend
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