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Mission San Miguel Arcangel

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Address: Mission Street, San Miguel, CA
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Description: This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area...
This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.
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A Mission Worth Preserving

Well worth the $3 entry fee which included a self-guided tour brochure. Extensive earthquake damage is slowly being repaired as funds are available. Very historic with a goodly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
45 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Well worth the $3 entry fee which included a self-guided tour brochure. Extensive earthquake damage is slowly being repaired as funds are available. Very historic with a goodly amount of relevant artifacts. I would have willingly paid the entry fee x3, so we made a donation.

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Morgan Hill, California, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

When we last tried this Mission it was closed due to the Earthquake. It's quite a pretty one and very peaceful. Only get a glimpse of the Courtyard fro a corner as its fenced off for the Franciscan Monks that live there. I think one of the better ones, although San Juan is my favorite for History.

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Riverbank, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

After an earthquake a few years ago the mission had to be closed due to structural damage. The San Miguel community has come together to do a great job of restoring the mission to even better than it had been before. The history center,though small, id very interesting, the buildings and grounds are very well looked after. A fine example... More 

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San Jose, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
35 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

if you've been to other missions, you know what to expect.... Same layout and architecture. A few artifacts to view with mannequins to complete dioramas. Kinda interesting diversion.

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Rainier, Oregon
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186 attraction reviews
185 helpful votes 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have stopped here many times over the past 40 years, just for the peaceful atmosphere, and a break from freeway driving. Sadly, the Mission was badly damaged over the years, sometimes by earthquake and sometimes just by age, but it has now been restored so that visitors can experience a bit of Old California.

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Atascadero, California
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123 attraction reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The Mission San Miguel is more than a national and state historic monument, it is a living piece of history for California. Founded in 1797 by Franciscan Father Fermin Francisco de Lasuen its history binds the northern and southern missions in the Salinas Valley. Being only thirty-five miles from the epicenter of the 2003 San Simeon earthquake, the Sand Miguel... More 

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San Miguel, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Very pretty mission. The nuns are very nice and the little gift shop had some fun things. This mission was badly damaged in an earthquake and is now restored with bricks made the way they made them originally. Very unique.

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North Yorkshire, England
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249 reviews 249 reviews
30 attraction reviews
473 helpful votes 473 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Definitely worth a stop to learn such a lot about the Missions. How they were set up what life was like there for the priests and the native indians. And aesthetically very pleasing too. Only a very small fee.

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Banning, Ca
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133 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Have passed by here many times on highway 101 and never stopped. Stopped because we are looking a 8 central California Missions. Much to our surprise we found a wonderful operating Mission that has been restored with gentle hands. Entrance to tour the Mission is through the Gift Shop. There is a small fee to tour. The Mission has been... More 

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Windsor, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Loved the beauty and history of the mission. My niece was married there and we had the reception at the Parrish hall. The whole day and evening couldn't have been more beautiful.

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