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La Purisima State Historical Park

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Address: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Number: 805-733-3713
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Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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THE BEST CALIFORNIA MISSION EVER!

First of all, the history was so vivid and extraordinary. It's So plain and non-commercial. I actually felt like I was back In time! As a first timer, i learned SO MUCH! Overall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Wildomar, California
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Wildomar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

First of all, the history was so vivid and extraordinary. It's So plain and non-commercial. I actually felt like I was back In time! As a first timer, i learned SO MUCH! Overall, It's a must see for visitors of the Santa Barbara County/Valley!

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Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

La Purisima Mission was wonderful and a highlight of our trip to Solvang and Santa Ynez wine country. I have been to many of the California Missions and I like them all but this one truly showed how a mission was a working community of everyone helping and working together. In this mission you will see how they truly lived... More 

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Lompoc,Ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to the Mission many many times. It is fantastic in it's history of the Chumash and Spanish missionaries. The museum is very informative and the grounds both beautiful and historic. If your in the area the Mission visit is a Must!!

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped by this mission while on a road trip specifically to take the tour. If you want to do the tour, set aside PLENTY of time because the tour is very long and extensive. The guide was incredible, and the tour was amazing. The grounds and buildings are kept up nicely and we really learned a lot. They take... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

By all means take the tour with excellent docents at 1pm. But be sure to leave time ahead of and behind the tour to see the whole place. The small museum is a good starting point. Outdoor tule Chumash village is fine and the animals are pretty neat. Bring carrots to feed them. We spent four hours here and didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Very well worth the visit. This is one of California's pristine missions to visit. Hiking is great and the grounds are beautiful. Do the park a favor and pay to park in the lot instead of being a local and parking on Mission Gate Road and walking in. They could use the donation.

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Covina, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Wow! what a beautiful, fun and educational mission to visit. We've visited several missions in California,m San Juan Capistrano, Santa barbara and San Gabriel to name a few but none share the details and interesting info on the "way of life" back in the day. Really enjoyed the visit and will come again. There was also some great info on... More 

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I feel that this attraction is worth the time to take in. Set in the hills around Lompoc, it is beautiful!

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

La Purisima State Park is a beautiful place to spend the day. There is so much to see at this mission. Many buildings, fountains, animals and great information center with great history about the mission. The setting is very peaceful and educational. Many trails surround the mission that are worth exploring where you may see wildlife, deer, bunny, coyote or... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

many buildings... Many more than other missions. So much quieter and educational than others. You can really get the feeling of what life on the mission was years ago. There are animals and many buildings, not just the chapel but the blacksmith, pottery barn, dormitories, etc. the herb garden and fountains are nice to see too!

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