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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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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Beautifully restored; peaceful setting

We enjoyed visiting the mission on a Saturday morning when there were many docents dressed in costumes and reenacting activities typical of the mission. We thought we would stop... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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San Diego
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed visiting the mission on a Saturday morning when there were many docents dressed in costumes and reenacting activities typical of the mission. We thought we would stop in for an hour and ended up staying most of the morning. One of the best restored missions in California.

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Santa Clara, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

They have setup an old mission like environment using the buildings, tools and implements from that age. The people were dressed like the missionaries and they gave us a good overview and some detailed information about various activities they once did and the lifestyle surrounding the mission. We could get to see how the food was cooked, wool was woven.... More 

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Torrance, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

this is not a standard mission that is in full repair. This mission is state owned and it is just like walking in history. There are still wood front walks and dirt roads. Nothing has been disturbed or modernized to make this more than what it was.

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Lompoc, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you are looking for equestrian trails, hard core hiking trails or a leisurely stroll, La Purisima State Park is a beautiful place to explore. The gardens are tranquil and pristine and the Mission buildings offer a look into the past. Hikers, bird watchers, photographers and history buffs should definitely make the trek to what is one of the largest... More 

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Lompoc, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I've always loved this park, as it was my dad's first start in State Parks back when I was a kid. It's always held a special place in my heart and I will always love it and visit it. I especially loved when it was featured on Ghost Adventures, putting our Lompoc on the map in the public eye for... More 

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Vonore, Tennessee
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646 helpful votes 646 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We happened to visit on a day they had 600 4th graders. We said fine and thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours. The place is huge so never felt crowded. We attended some of the sessions they were having with the kids, such as on candle making and grinding corn and making tortillas and weaving. The employees were great, explaining... More 

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Fresno, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

What a wonderful Mission. The Docents are really helpful and engaging. We were there for one of their special days where they were in costume & character. This will be a family trip to remember. We so appreciate all that goes into preserving history and teaching future generations about the significance of our states history.

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Eight Mile, Alabama, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

La Purisima is a beautiful historic place. You have to explore it to understand... I walk the trail. There are plenty of hiking trails. Very tranquil and soothing.

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Lake Hughes, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

This mission is just outside the city of Lompoc. There is a parking lot and you are responsible for paying on your own. There are a lot of people walking, running, exploring the trails around the mission. It's in its own world compared to other missions like the ones in Santa Barbara and Ventura. Those feel like tourist attractions. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is one of the few missions that I have been to that has so many rooms that are not roped off. There are live animals in the pens, which they apparently still shear the sheep and show how wool was spun and made into fabric. My kids appreciated all of the hands on things to see. I want to... More 

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