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Address: 4200 Olivas Park Dr, Harbor area, Ventura, CA 93001-4314
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+1 805-658-4728
10:00 - 16:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Summer Fun

Music under the star ... What else can I say. The greatest event in Ventura. Thank you to their sponsors. The City of Ventura got this one right. Great music and dancing until... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Ventura, California
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Ventura, California
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42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Music under the star ... What else can I say. The greatest event in Ventura. Thank you to their sponsors. The City of Ventura got this one right. Great music and dancing until 10:30. The crowd is primarily over 50. I encourage all ages to attend. Bring a picnic dinner and a bottle of wine. Prefect data for married couples... More 

Thank Rudyer
Cambria, California
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I visited the Olivas Adobe in December for their evening Christmas Recreation Tour. Lead be knowledgeable docents, this was a look into the past of one of California's historical families and traditions. Learning about the Olivas family and what they contributed to the Ventura area was amazing. Their souls and heritage live on in this memorable home and landscape. The... More 

Thank Kac Y
Ventura, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 27 January 2017

I was expecting more. I know it is old, but the grounds had no landscaping whatsoever, just dirt. Could see in past photos there used to be a lawn and gardens...not now.

Thank lj0haines
Ventura, California
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Great concerts, bring your own picnic food and drinks or purchase onsite under the stars every Saturday from mid July to Labor Day weekend. Very reasonable prices.

Thank Gail d
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 21 August 2016

A visit here allows you to step back in time and learn something about the history of the region and one of its first families. It's near the Channel Islands Natl. Park Visitors Center, so we visited both in one morning.

Thank DMFL2000
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405 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

I've been to Olivas Adobe before, but decided to take the family. The buildings themselves are closed Monday-Friday, but you can walk in and around them, and peer in the windows, for free. There are some signs that are informative, but could and should be upgraded. On weekends they offer docent led tours that cost $5.00 (I think). I'm glad... More 

Thank mrliterature
Ventura, California
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This is definitely a place to visit - if you want to see what Old California was like. Check to see if one of their special events or evening concerts will be occurring while you're in the area. Fun! They also have inter-active hands-on displays for youth on occasions - AND that is a definite experience!

Thank DuckyDrake
St. Petersburg, Florida
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

I really enjoy this quaint place. It's a nice, peaceful stroll around the grounds but the ROSE GARDEN, that's amazing! I've never seen such a huge variety in one place and they are absolutely spectacular!

1 Thank Shelly B
Ventura, California
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is a unique piece of California's history, with beautiful gardens on the grounds, tours and exhibits, talks, and historical shows. A fun day for the art lover if you want to unwind go at your own pace. The natural setting has rare feathered friends regularly.

Thank bdean905
Oxnard, California
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258 reviews
100 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

I really do love historical sites; and while this is one, I was a little disappointed. Maybe because I was expecting more: I don't know. Rooms in the adobe are decorated with original items. There is a 'walk-around' historical museum to visit also on the property. I would advise going there first. The best thing is that come July, they... More 

Thank jtdanza

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