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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-781-8220
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Type: Missions
Owner description: Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California and still serves as an active church in the... more » Owner description: Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California and still serves as an active church in the community. « less
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Totowa, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Another beautiful California mission. These missions were built with Native Americans and the history shown in each missions museum is outstanding. Worth the trip and always a must see for Catholics traveling to the area.

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South Carolina
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75 reviews 75 reviews
30 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Simple place, but tells the story about the early days; no fee for admission small gift shop, simple grounds.

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Ontario, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

This is one of my favorite missions. Beautiful artwork, grounds and architecture. A true California treasure.

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Chicago, IL
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The Mission is so serene and pretty. The architecture is typical Mission style, but since this is one of the oldest missions, it makes it that much more special. The painted stenciling on the walls is beautiful! The missions in California are truly a treasure and this one is one such treasure.

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Simi Valley, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My wife and I are on a "mission" to visit all 21 California Missions. We recently stopped by the Mission in SLO. The grounds are very nice and the Church is very typical of the Missions we have seen. Beautiful art work, great history in the museum and well kept. I think all the Missions have a gift shop and... More

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San Ramon, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

You can tour this sight in about an hour. Good read you can print off or download to your phone. Wonderful restored architecture.

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Palo Alto, California, United States
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50 reviews 50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

This is a very nice spot next to the creek. The museum is very large and contains some interesting artifacts.

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Jurupa Valley
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A very well preserved and cared for Mission. Beautiful gardens. Small facility, so don't expect a San Juan Capistrano or Mission La Purisima type visit. Parking was very difficult the day my friends and family were there, and walking was difficult for one of them. There is a nice park out in front and it is close by to many... More

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Los Angeles, California
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150 reviews 150 reviews
78 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I have been to SLO many times and walked past the Mission but never gone in - my Mum wanted to check it out and it was open and free, so we had a stroll through the wee church and a wander through the fragrant, colorful garden through the back.... I wouldn't spend a ton of time here, but it... More

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Pasadena, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

This mission was small, but had more artifacts and historic pieces than the larger mission in Santa Barbara. It is perfectly situated in SLO and a few blocks away from bubble gum alley and other stores and restaurants. It is definitely worth a stop while strolling though SLO and admission is free! It's nice that it's a working parish. There... More

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