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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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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Working mission lots to do

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Lake Hughes, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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Wildomar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

First of all, the history was so vivid and extraordinary. It's So plain and non-commercial. I actually felt like I was back In time! As a first timer, i learned SO MUCH! Overall, It's a must see for visitors of the Santa Barbara County/Valley!

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Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

La Purisima Mission was wonderful and a highlight of our trip to Solvang and Santa Ynez wine country. I have been to many of the California Missions and I like them all but this one truly showed how a mission was a working community of everyone helping and working together. In this mission you will see how they truly lived... More 

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Lompoc,Ca
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4 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We have been to the Mission many many times. It is fantastic in it's history of the Chumash and Spanish missionaries. The museum is very informative and the grounds both beautiful and historic. If your in the area the Mission visit is a Must!!

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Petaluma, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We stopped by this mission while on a road trip specifically to take the tour. If you want to do the tour, set aside PLENTY of time because the tour is very long and extensive. The guide was incredible, and the tour was amazing. The grounds and buildings are kept up nicely and we really learned a lot. They take... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

By all means take the tour with excellent docents at 1pm. But be sure to leave time ahead of and behind the tour to see the whole place. The small museum is a good starting point. Outdoor tule Chumash village is fine and the animals are pretty neat. Bring carrots to feed them. We spent four hours here and didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

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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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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