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"Also known as San Buenaventura"

The California state capital is Sacramento.

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93001, 93003, 93009

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The population of Ventura is approximately 101,500 (1998).
The approximate number of families is 35,546 (1990).

The amount of land area in Ventura is 53.076 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 30.142 sq kilometers.
The distance from Ventura to Washington DC is 2485 miles. The distance to the California state capital is 319 miles. (as the crow flies)
Ventura is positioned 34.26 degrees north of the equator and 119.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Ventura elevation is 50 feet above sea level.
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Ventura location: on the "Gold Coast," about 63 miles northwest of Los Angeles on Hwy 101

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Climate & Weather

The climate for Ventura is mild, Mediterranean which encourages outdoor recreation.
The weather in Ventura is mild and comfortable! Here is a weather page for the Los Angeles-Oxnard areas.
Ventura average temperature is 74 degrees F.
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Ventura history:

Originally the site of a Chumash Indian settlement, Ventura is one of the oldest towns in the state. Ventura was founded in 1782 when Mission San Buenaventura was established.Today it features beaches, a public pier and a large marina. Ventura is also known as the City of San Buenaventura

Click here for the California Missions trail.
The founding of Ventura: 1782
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Ventura attractions:

Albinger Archaeological Museum
113 D. Main St.
Ventura, CA
Phone: 805-648-5823

Mission San Buenaventura
225 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA
Phone: 805-648-4496
founded in 1782 and completed in 1809. The present church is restored. A museum is also featured.

The Olivas Adobe Adobe Hacienda of Rancho San Miguel
Operated by the city of San Bueanventura (Ventura)
The great house, casa grande, of Don Raimundo Olivas, his wife Teodora and their twenty-one children is today called Olivas Adobe.
The construction of the Olivas Adobe began in 1847, led by a Chumash Indian named Juan de Jesus Tumamait. It was completed in 1849, but the Olivas home was not considered finished until it was blessed by a padre in 1851.
There are displays of period furnishings and handicrafts. Other artifacts may be seen from the surrounding area. 4200 Olivas Park Road
Ventura, CA 93003
For tour information call: (805) 658-4728

Ventura County Historical Museum
100 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001-2607
Phone: 805-653-0323
This museum shows the native American Indian, Spanish and pioneer influences in this area.

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Channel Islands National Park
1901 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, California 93001
Visitor Center: (805) 658-5730
Business Office (805) 658-5700
Fax (805) 658-5799
Permits (805) 658-5711

Ventura County Fairgrounds/Seaside Park

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Please call for visitor information: 800-333-2989

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