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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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Very nice park, Rich with history and culture.

This was actually our first visit to a CA mission. The visitors center was very clean and packed with information. The staff was very helpful and polite. Touring the grounds was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Malibu, California
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Alameda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice place to hike and learn about a historic mission. Many hiking paths in a peaceful scenic area. Walk around the mission getting a glimpse of it's historic past. Very large horned bull and few sheep and goats live at the mission. Shady picnic tables provide a delightful place to have lunch. Parking in the mission is $5, but there... More 

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Lompoc, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Exploring new places to walk after losing 117 lbs has been really fun. One of the places I recently got to experience was the La Prisma Mission. Walking with a friend who grew up here was like having my own tour guide. I had no idea how interesting it could be. The lower loop was 3 miles and it was... More 

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This was actually our first visit to a CA mission. The visitors center was very clean and packed with information. The staff was very helpful and polite. Touring the grounds was very nice, with walking paths provided. The many buildings were open for visitors to explore and imagine life when the mission was used. Very nice!

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Aptos, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Like many of the missions, La Purisima (the short name, the long name is Mision la Purisma Concepcion de Maria Santisima) was down to nothing but ruins. Most walls were even gone, only adobe bricks, eroding fast, remained. Many of missions were rebuilt in the 1950's. La Purisima beat them by two decades. In the 1930's, the CCC rebuilt the... More 

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Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

La Purisima is a true gem of a place, and the visitors center is well worth the time. I am so glad the Civilian Conservation Corps got their hands on this place when they did. It was a delight to visit on a Sunday, and though not a working church, you could still feel the breath of something holy here.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This is a great mission. There is a lot of space to hike, bike, horseback ride or sit and enjoy the day. The staff is friendly. There are animals to look at and pet, they often have events with docents to help answer questions and educate. This is my favorite mission.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Lompoc is frequently much cooler than inland areas and hiking LaPurisima, even in June, July or August is easier as a result of the 'Summer Comfort Cover' (aka June Gloom). I'll take 70 degrees over 100 degrees any day when it comes to hiking. The cloud cover just makes life a little cozier!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about La Purisima State Historical Park

Address: Address: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
Phone Number: 805-733-3713
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Lompoc
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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