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Address: Highway 156, 3 miles east of Highway 101, 2nd and Franklin Sts, San Juan Bautista, CA
Phone Number: 408 623 4881
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Activities: Group tours/day tour

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Great historical day trip for family

We stopped here by accident and were overwhelmed with the Mission and Plaza Hotel. The museum is inexpensive($3) and the exhibits are good. The museum gets a lot of visits from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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maui
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here by accident and were overwhelmed with the Mission and Plaza Hotel. The museum is inexpensive($3) and the exhibits are good. The museum gets a lot of visits from school children during the year so it is geared accordingly and makes it fun for everyone. There is a lot to see and you get a basic understanding not... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very cool to see the wide range of examples of carts and buggys that are in supreme shape. Great explanations for each one. Tools and equipment for running a farm long ago are there as well. Want to see how they use to live....what they're rooms looked like....it's here too. Cute little set up!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Very well laid out and fascinating. Best collection of horse drawn vehicles I have ever seen. It's only three dollars and the collection of antique farm equipment is well worth it. There is a house and old hotel that has many original artifacts inside. Great trip! The mission is just across the lawn. This park really shows how it must... More 

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Mountain View, California
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

It was nice to see and only cost $3 buck. If your in the area one should defiantly stop by. All the buildings are nicely restored.

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San Francisco
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Saw the surrey that Kim Novak sat in at the stable there, along with many others.....incredible house. Was informed by viewing "wash house" outside main house, Several buildings, all well presented and easy to access......most enjoyable....did not realize the Historic Park and Mission are two separate entities, so that surprised me.

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Nicely done and welcoming. Friendly staff eager to share area's history. Be forewarned: lots of school groups.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Lovely place, really pretty little mission church (now functioning as the parish church) in small but well presented grounds. Only downside for me was that traffic is allowed to park all around the park square which rather spoils the views across each side as the buildings their are quaint. Recommended for a visit for a couple of hours, town has... More 

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Outside Basingstoke
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This state park shouldn't be missed. It's easy to reach from Highway 101 though the signs are hopeless so head for the library and find the old town. The mission itself is huge, an attractive church with a simple museum set around pleasant gardens. But the museum is the best $3 you're likely to find. Located in a couple of... More 

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've only been to about 6 of the California missions, but this has to be one of the best. The mission itself has been restored to almost perfection. The church is beautiful inside and there are many great old buildings in the park. Fantastic.

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Awesome historic place to visit and get a small insight into life at the time. The carraiges are awesome and the jail that seats one built in the 1870's was awesome. The tools of the time, considering that this was deemed that latest technology and state of the art was great to see. Inexpensive to see and well looked after.... More 

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Address: Highway 156, 3 miles east of Highway 101, 2nd and Franklin Sts, San Juan Bautista, CA
Phone Number: 408 623 4881
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Juan Bautista

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