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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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Lovely

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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81 reviews 81 reviews
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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26 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Central Coast California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

La Purisima is a wonderful state park - great for families, hikers, runners, nature enthusiasts. Fee for parking, check out mission days for re-enactments of mission life,

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Greenbelt, Maryland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

the Mission was abandoned and fell into disrepair around the turn of last century, so what is there today was rebuilt during the '30s; unfortunately, only the foundations and a few sections of the walls (typically near the base) seem to be original. It is an excellent reconstructions job, but it is nevertheless a reconstruction, not an original. Most of... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

My family and I visited the La Purisima Mission for my child's 4th grade mission project and thought they they did a great job of restoring this mission. The mission is located very close to the city of Lompoc, near the Santa Barbara area. There is a $6 parking fee, but no cost to tour the expansive mission area and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went to the mission because it was close to several wineries where we planned to do tastings. It was a beautiful and rustic mission...much different from the one in Santa Barbara. You can tour it by yourself and at your own speed. There is some walking involved but it was a worthwhile trip.

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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