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California Welcome Center

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Address: 2786 Seaglass Way, Oxnard, CA 93036-5446
Phone Number: +1 805-988-0717
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Make the California Welcome Center, Oxnard the first stop on your Central...

Make the California Welcome Center, Oxnard the first stop on your Central Coast adventure. You'll find a wine tasting room where you can sample Ventura County wines, info on local, regional and statewide attractions and tickets. Gifts and souvenirs from local merchants, free wifi, clean restrooms, and above all, friendly and professional staff to assist you with your travel planning needs. Specializing in locally produced merchandise. Open 7 days a week! Stop in along the way or even if you are dreaming of a get-away.

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Welcome center

Very courteous and helpful personnel. Information on events excellent. Display of gift items was also very nice.

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 November 2016
gloriaeg2221
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Ventura, California
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Dublin Ireland
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566 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you travel in the US you come across Welcome Centers. Like many other states the Californian Welcome Centre is a great place to get local maps and the staff are local and have a great knowledge of the attractions restaurants etc. I use them all the time on my US travels.

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travels, More 

Ventura, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Very courteous and helpful personnel. Information on events excellent. Display of gift items was also very nice.

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Thank gloriaeg2221
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are always adding new fun travel and coastal related merchandise for your shopping experience. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days. More 

Marlborough, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We went to this centre the day after arriving in Los Angeles - and we had four weeks of camping around California and the National Parks into Utah, Arizona etc to plan. The two ladies we met at this centre were simply amazing - they spent about an hour with us, providing all sorts of information on the parks, camping... More 

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Thank Trevor B
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your adventures traveling to the California National Parks. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days, More 

San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We stopped by to pick up some brochures and maps for our trip to LA and surrounding area. Henry was very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly and showed us a few specific driving routes we could take to see the most interesting parts of LA. He gave us useful parking information as well. Definitely worth a visit for some good recommendations... More 

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and appreciation of Volunteer Henry who provided you with great travel tips. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days, More 

Ventura, California
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Stopped by and was amazed at how much information this place had, was greeted right away by one of the workers who gave me lots of information. Will definitely be back.

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Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you upon your return to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy travel days, More 

Sedona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I rented a home in Oxnard on the Mandalay beach so our kids and grandkids could enjoy some beach time together. We stopped at the visitor center to get info about the area and were pleasantly surprised at how friendly and helpful the staff were. They obviously loved their jobs and gave us tons of wonderful places... More 

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Thank Joyce K
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you enjoyed your stay in Oxnard and will visit us again soon. We are pleased you found our services to be helpful. Hopefully you and your family were able to Discover Oxnard . . . and create long lasting memories. Please come see us on your next visit. Here's wishing you happy... More 

King's Lynn, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

The staff at Centre couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. They offered ideas and recommendations of things to see in the areas I said I was interested, as well as other suggestions I'd not thought of. Routes and locations of areas of interest were clearly marked on detailed maps. I'd advise anyone to visit the Centre.

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Thank Mark N
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you found our services helpful. We look forward to your return trip to Oxnard, the gateway to the Central Coast. Here's wishing you happy and safe travels, More 

Oxnard, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I usually go to the Welcome Center to get my value pass for the Ventura County Fair, it's a great deal and allows you daily entry to tje fair. Also information is available on attractions around California and even gift items for sale. Staff is friendly and helpful!

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Thank John F
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you enjoyed the Ventura County Fair. We are now selling season passes to Universal Studios (a savings of $40). We look forward to seeing you on a return visit to Oxnard. More 

Oxnard
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Such kind folks here & so helpful! Got a wonderful map of our new town & learned about area wine tadtings, great restaurants & nearby shops

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Thank caseycelia
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We hope you will come back and experience our wine tasting room featuring the four Oxnard wineries. Enjoy the free corkage offering at participating Oxnard restaurants when purchasing a bottle from the California Welcome Center. More 

San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

HAD A Great visit with the staff, very informative, gave a general view of the central coast and key attractions and then some specific places to visit and places to eat. They were all a perfect match to what we wanted.'. Would easily recommend this location to any traveler passing through from south to north.

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Thank Donna S
Cindy T, Manager at California Welcome Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for visiting the California Welcome Center in Oxnard. We look forward to seeing you on a return trip. Discover Oxnard, a Central Coast paradise with unspoiled beaches and historic downtown. Gateway to the Channel Islands National Park, 11 miles off shore. Happy Travels! More 

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