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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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A must for history buffs

This preserved historic Spanish mission, highlights the historic of the Lompoc area. Each stop on the walking tour comes with a description to help the visitor understand what... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Lompoc, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This preserved historic Spanish mission, highlights the historic of the Lompoc area. Each stop on the walking tour comes with a description to help the visitor understand what life was like several centuries area. The visitor's center also includes artifacts from the mission's history as well as a time line of what came before and after the mission came to... More 

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La Crescenta, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is far and away the best example of mission restoration in a rural setting. There are many displays in the mission and its surroundings, as well as animals to see and trails to explore. Check the park website for living history and other demonstrations.

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Fillmore, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Make sure you start with the visitor's center to get maps of the location and learn more about the mission. It's a large area so you can spend up to two hours just taking your time. We decided to go hear after watching an episode of Ghost Adventures that was filmed at the mission. It's free so why not give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wine tasting event held at the Mission. Wear comfortable shoes. The mission is on a large property. Very nice

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Lompoc, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is one of the 21 Spanish missions along the 101. From all the ones I've seen this one doesn't have a lot of artifacts left in the churches but it offers a lot to explain the self sufficiency when this place was home to the early inhabitants. Dressed up volunteers on weekends give it an extra dimension and the... More 

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

..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 4 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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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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