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La Purisima State Historical Park

Address: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Number: 805-733-3713
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Ranked #1 of 7 Attractions in Lompoc
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Upland, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This was our second time there and it has really changed -- really nice museum and visitor center which adds to experience. We wandered around the grounds and the restored buildings and could have spent more time there. This would be a good place for a picnic as well. Next time we will plan for a longer visit.

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Riverbank, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Every few years for the last forty years we try to make a stop at La Purisima Mission in Lompoc California. On each new visit we see that the California State Park system has made great strides since our previous stop. Now there is a new interpretive center which clearly had a lot of thought go into it. It does... More 

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Long Beach, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
27 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The docent tours are well-worth scheduling your trip for. They start at 1PM at the museum and can be joined or left at any time. Generally these take about 90 minutes, and include ringing the original bells made in Lima 200 years ago. Each docent focusses on different characteristics so you could literally learn about five totally disparate aspects of... More 

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Fresno, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We made a quick run through. It was almost closing time so we just walked around the grounds. It's beautiful and we'll preserved. There were signs pointing out things and describing points of interest. Other than the restrooms, we didn't go inside but it looks like a nice place for a day trip, especially with kids. The outdoor areas are... More 

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Imperial Beach, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

This is by far one of my favorite missions though I haven't been to all of them just yet. There's a $5 fee for parking since it's a state park. The grounds are very well preserved and you feel like you've stepped back in time. The restoration brings to life the rich history of the mission, the location, and life... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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255 reviews 255 reviews
68 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

So much to see and a view of history that I was not aware of. We hiked up to the cross which was a little challenge, but we made it all the way there. Definitely worth the time to visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

It tells a lot about the history of this area and the whole place was dutifully restored. They even have a farm with pigs, turkey, bull and sheep.

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Santa Monica, California
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219 reviews 219 reviews
40 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I've been to all 21 missions in the California chain, many I've visited twice. La Purisima is the largest and most authentically restored of all the missions. As a State Park, much effort has gone in to displaying the way life was in the early 19th century, including live farm animals, pastures, agriculture plots and a series of restored buildings... More 

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Lompoc, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We enjoyed walking through the buildings and discovering what life must have been like for the inhabitants of the mission. They have beautiful trails and paths to walk, animals to see, as well as a wonderful museum. Worth the trip.

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Los Banos, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

It was beautiful history, landscaping was gorgeous, all you heard was the trees rustling in the wind. Did not care for other tourists bringing their pets with no potty bags.

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