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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Address: 751 Palm St., San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone Number: 805-781-8220
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Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California...
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Type: Missions, Sights & Landmarks
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.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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227 reviews 227 reviews
67 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We stopped off to see the Mission on a road trip it is a really peaceful place with plenty of history.The town is also very pleasant and we wished we had more time, if we went again we would definitely stay over and explore more.

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Victorville, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Mission San Luis Obispo is a nice way to spend a few hours or an entire afternoon. You can stroll the grounds on you own or make prearrangement for a Docent lead tour. There is plenty of California history to see. This is a working mission and serves the community, you can check their website for... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I am a California native and have seen about a dozen of the missions. This one of probably the nicest i have a seen other than the Carmel Mission. The grounds are right in downtown SLO and are very pretty. There is not a museum attached like some of the other missions have but it is more than worth a... More 

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96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Put the Pacific Coast Highway on your bucket list. This is a must do trip. We flew into San Francisco, rented a car and spent the next two weeks driving down the PCH to San Diego. I recommend the North to South route because you will be on the coast side of the PCH and not have passing cars block... More 

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California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We enjoyed the mission and being able to view the church and the way of life from hundreds of years ago.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Interesting gardens and sanctuary. The fountains and water features are worth seeing as well as the surrounding civic center.

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Albuquerque, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As a native Californian, growing up was filled with writing "Mission Reports" and so on. This is a pretty one. Unless you are really into the history of California missions, you don't have to make a special trip for it if you've seen another, but if you're touring SLO, it's a nice stop. I also appreciated that their museum goes... More 

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Anaheim, California
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just like every other mission but it's still lovely. They still hold mass here. There is no charge to enter. We always light a candle for loved ones. They have them in the gift center, $3 donation. They have very limited parking but there plenty available on the street. It's metered though so bring change, no credit cards. Towards the... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Beautiful grounds and layout. It's more casual than some of the other California Missions but welcoming and well suited for the SLO town.

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Thousand Oaks, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

loved the mission museum, great old photos, clothing and artifacts. Mission garden was lovely also. Everything is close by, so easy to walk.

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