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California Welcome Center

California Welcome Center
California welcome center
California welcome center

Oxnard Visitor Information, and so much more!

Begin your journey through California’s Central Coast at this state-of-the-art visitor information center, where you can enjoy a full array of services and amenities including Free maps & brochures for local, regional and state destinations, California State Visitor Guides in multiple languages (Chinese, Korean, German and other languages), pre-sale and discounted tickets to local festivals, events and attractions, as well as a clean restroom. Well-trained, professional staff and volunteers are available to answer your travel questions, as well as provide a full array of brochures, literature and maps. The Welcome Center features a boutique with a high quality selection of gift and souvenir items to indulge yourself in some retail therapy.

Also featured at the Welcome Center is a Ventura County Wine Trail tasting room. The tasting room allows you to sip, savour and discover the award-winning wines of the Ventura County Wine Trail which features 11 artisan wineries as well as the hottest entertainment destinations in Ventura County. Begin your Ventura County wine tasting experience at the California Welcome Center, Oxnard. Located in The Collection at RiverPark, visiting the Welcome Center gives you instant access to this beautiful new shopping, dining and entertainment district. Its prime location in The Collection at RiverPark, allows you to taste, buy a bottle, and dine all in the same place. Corkage fee waived at select restaurants in The Collection and participating restaurants on the Ventura County Wine Trail with the purchase of a bottle.

The California Welcome Center is one of 20 official state visitor centers throughout California where you can stop for visitor assistance, free brochures, clean restrooms and other high-quality services. Conveniently located just off the 101 Freeway at Oxnard Boulevard. It is open 7 days a week, year-round, to assist you with your traveling needs. Just follow the blue and gold signs.

The California Welcome Center has a 5 bubble rating, and is ranked number 1 of 37 things to do in Oxnard on TripAdvisor.

California welcome center
California welcome center
California welcome center

Visitor Reviews

“Lots of great travel info about California. A wine tasting bar with bottles to buy that can be used in local restaurants without corkage fee. 
Great selection of California souvenirs.”


 “The best visitor’s center I’ve visited. Very friendly and informative staff. The staff listened and learned about our interests before making recommendations. They really know the area well. They went the extra mile in terms of calling places they were recommending to make sure open, what shows playing etc. And the “Ventura Wine Trail” wine bar was fun to try out!”


 “I have been to the center a few times. The reference materials are extensive and there are nice things to buy as gifts or mementos. I have been to a couple of the wine tasting evenings, which were very enjoyable and well run. This also introduced me to a couple of local wineries I knew nothing about. Staff friendly & professional.”


 “What a great way to welcome visitors to Ventura County. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. The wine tasting was an experience like no other. Highly recommend it.”


 “Great place to stop in and see, a wealth of information at your fingertips and locations to visit. They even have a wine tasting room of local wineries in Ventura and great merchandise. Located in a shopping center with great restaurants and shops.”


“The Welcome Center is located in The Collection. We stopped in there after a movie (Riverpark 16 is right there) on a whim. What a nice surprise to find all the items they have to offer: from maps and brochures of everything in Ventura County plus other counties to t-shirts and magnets. They also have a wine tasting corner (!) and will put together a wine basket as a gift!! Sweet!”

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