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California Oil Museum

1001 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2809
+1 805-933-0076
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Always Enjoyable

This is a lovely museum, I love the history and how helpful and informative everyone that... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Connie M
There is a museum for everything

This small museum is not what I originally expected. It focuses on local information and history... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Stefanie C
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1001 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060-2809
+1 805-933-0076
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a lovely museum, I love the history and how helpful and informative everyone that works/volunteers there is. It is nice seeing the different themes.exhibits throughout the year. Keeps it interesting.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

This small museum is not what I originally expected. It focuses on local information and history that was fun and interesting. Nice displays.

Thank Stefanie C
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Three different areas to this museum. First is the main display area. Very well done displays showing natural seeps, early uses of oil, history of oil companies in CA, geology and extraction. Displays were clean and well written. One of the nicer small museums I've...More

Thank So_Cal_Illini_81
Reviewed 14 June 2017

What a great surprise. We intentionally made a day trip to meet some friends in Santa Paula to have lunch and explore the town. This museum is a real gem. Beautiful displays of the oil history in the area, wonderful antique gas pumps, signs and...More

Thank 31MIK
Reviewed 16 May 2017

What a gem this little museum is. We accidentally stumbled upon it after visiting the larger Santa Paula Museum and this one is so charming and interesting.

1  Thank caseycelia
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Not a gi-normous place but make sure to leave plenty of time to see all. Great exhibitions - especially liked the re motor bikes documentary, and the video re animal life around the oil rigs. This is the original building of Union - get a...More

Thank Shoshana H
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Great place to see the history of oil production in Ventura County as well as other exhibits that are in the museum. Family and kid friendly exhibits.

1  Thank Rebecca C
Reviewed 30 July 2016

I had some time to spare when passing through Santa Paula and I had read about this museum so I decided to give it a try. It is right downtown and quite easy to find and not far off the freeway. If you have any...More

Thank flyboy1946
Reviewed 4 July 2016

This museum is a great break from the crazy world outside. The exhibits showed the history of oil in California and there is a gigantic saber tooth tiger inside the building. The building is a historic Queen Anne Victorian commercial building. Most of the original...More

2  Thank haleboppnsb
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I have visited this little museum many times over the past ten years. It is a fun spot for a couple of hours with visitors from out of town, grandchildren, and friends interested in California history. It was surprising to learn how early the oil...More

Thank Lynda H
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