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California Oil Museum - Things to Know Before Visiting

1001 E Main St, Santa Paula, CA 93060, USA

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About California Oil Museum

The California Oil Museum highlights the history and inner workings of the state's "black gold" industry through hands-on, interactive exhibits, videos, models, photographs, and memorabilia. A separate building holds a working 1900s oil rig.


Attractions Near California Oil Museum

Santa Paula Art Museum
Santa Paula Art Museum0.01km from California Oil Museum

A majestic museum, with a mission to preserve and share Santa Paula, California’s artistic heritage including the famous Santa Paula Civic Art Collection; and to educate and engage the community through collection, exhibition, interpretation, programming and outreach. It plays host to rotating exhibitions of vintage and contemporary art, cultural events, a gift shop and more.

Sespe Creek
Sespe Creek10.15km from California Oil Museum

Sespe Creek is a stream, some 61 miles long, in Ventura County, southern California. Thirty-one miles of Sespe Creek is designated as a National Wild and Scenic River and National Scenic Waterway, and is untouched by dams or concrete channels. It is one of the last wild rivers in Southern California. It is primarily within the southern Los Padres National Forest.

Fillmore & Western Railway Co.
Fillmore & Western Railway Co.14.62km from California Oil Museum

The Fillmore and Western Railway is a railroad owned by the Fillmore and Western Railway Company. The company operated on track owned by the Ventura County Transportation Commission. Visitors to Fillmore would see filming activity as well as sets and support equipment at the company's rail yard and along the tracks between Santa Paula and Piru. They stopped operating on the line in 2021.

Camarillo Ranch
Camarillo Ranch15.7km from California Oil Museum

This is a Queen Anne-style Victorian house in Camarillo, California. Built in 1892, the 6,000-square-foot house was designed by architects Herman Anlauf and Franklin Ward. Adolfo Camarillo operated the ranch for 78 years, changing the operations from mostly cattle to crops. It is a historical and recreational hotspot for city events, fundraisers, weddings, and educational tours.

Arroyo Verde Park
Arroyo Verde Park17.2km from California Oil Museum

Arroyo Verde Park is a beautiful and important natural preserve and recreational resource. The park consists of 132 acres of relatively rugged land - featuring 14 acres of tree lined open grass areas, individual picnic/barbecue sites, three group barbecue areas, a nature center, several miles of hiking trails, restrooms and two children's play areas.

The Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room
The Ojai Vineyard Tasting Room19.8km from California Oil Museum

This is one of the famous wineyards in this area and The Ojai Beverage Company is a favorite option in town for local brews, as well as wine. This combination spirits shop meets wine bar features many beers on tap as well as daily wine and beer tastings. Lunch and dinner are served.

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Historically inhabited by the Chumash people, with their presence dating back 10,000-12,000 years. Known for their rock paintings and for their great basketry, the Chumash were hunter-gatherers, fishermen, and also traders with the Mojave, Yokuts, and Tongva Indians.

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