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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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...Love this State Park with mission...

..have been here many times years ago, but on our recent trip to CA, had to take the grandkids here. They always enjoy historic museums and parks from the past. It is a very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

..have been here many times years ago, but on our recent trip to CA, had to take the grandkids here. They always enjoy historic museums and parks from the past. It is a very large park, and has camping and day use. We came for the day to eat lunch and tour the mission. It is kept up very nice,... More 

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Visitor Center contained a detailed history of La Purisima Mission and explained why the Spanish started the missions. We joined a group with a guide who was excellent at telling the details of the mission. If you go here it is well worth going with a guided group as we got to ring the mission bells. There is also... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Love the information building which provided an excellent background history of the Mission. The Mission was renovated by the California Conservation Corps.

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Alameda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about La Purisima State Historical Park

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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