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La Purisima State Historical Park

2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
805-733-3713
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Lompoc
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Missions, Historic Sites
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Manhattan Beach, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Quite interesting to see/feed the animals (bring carrots for the bull and sheep) and we were fortunate to talk to a "padre for the day" who gave us much insight. Wear comfortable shoes as it is dusty and there are trails for walking. No dislikes, except to wish they had the money to complete their historical projects.

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Toronto
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358 reviews 358 reviews
92 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have been to missions before, and did not expect much different, but we were wrong. Start off at the Visitor Centre for SURE, to get a self-guided map, but more to listen to the background of the site from the volunteers. The centre is also full of artifacts and explanations and even a video of some of the men... More

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Buellton
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a great state park if you like Indian and Spanish California history and you like to hike. It is large and has a long trail up the canyon if you want to add that in. It has historical breeds of cattle, donkey, sheep and pigs, and about everything you want to know about mission life. Good outdoor and... More

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Houston, Texas
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We have visited many of the spanish missions, but this one gives the best experience as to what it was like when the missions were active. Most of the missions are great, but consist of only a fraction of the total experience. La Purisma has the whole experience, with the church, residence, workshops, garden, farm, etc. It's great to walk... More

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Lompoc, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I grew up in this area and have been going to the mission off and on for years. It truly is an experience!!!! If you can get tickets in October for the Candle Light Tours, do it!!!

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Lakewood, Colorado, United States
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93 reviews 93 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Having grown up in Lompoc, I have been visiting La Purisima for many, many years. I am so impressed with how well it has been maintained over the years! Set aside a full day to explore every nook and cranny and make sure you make the hike up the hill! It's worth it!

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Lompoc, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

Best walking Mission in California. Authentic, realistic, factual, and friendly. The museum on the property is also of great value. I recommend this to all visitors to visit the Central Coast

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Western Colorado
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Staying in a town we had never heard of before called Lompoc so that we could explore nearby areas such as Solvang without the tourist traps and suddenly discovered this fabulous State Park with all wonderful grounds and museums and history and a fabulous geocache included in the package. Wish we had more time to explore all the trails but... More

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Lompoc
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

This is one of my favorite places! It is the most complete mission in CA. The grounds are peaceful and calming. There are miles of trails, an herb garden, farm animals - and deer and rabbits that show up out of nowhere. There is a minimal parking fee, which I never mind paying to support this incredible piece of "living... More

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Santa Maria
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This mission has been well restored and is set amid lovely walking trails. Docents are always on hand to answer any questions. There are special weekends organized to help teach us the ways of the past. Well worth a visit.

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