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Old Mission Santa Ines

Address: 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93464
Phone Number: 805-688-4815
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Ranked #4 of 11 Attractions in Solvang
Type: Missions, Cultural
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Type: Missions, Cultural

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

My biggest regret is not staying longer here to walk around the valley down below. All the missions are beautiful and have very similar stories, but for a midwestern girl, the land here is what really sold me. It's nestled up in the mountains above a gorgeous hilly valley, which we happened to be present for mid-late afternoon when the... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We didn't go inside but it was a beautiful mission with a stunning view of the valley from the Stations of the cross.

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La Mirada, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We love visiting the California missions, and this one is no exception. Although it feels less historic than some (it has been pretty thoroughly renovated), the museum and garden make it more than worth the price of admission. Highly recommended.

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Great spot for taking photos or just going down to park area to walk and take in the wonderful views.

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southern california
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51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We have been to Solvang many times and had no idea this was here! Its right in downtown Solvang and we walked to it from our hotel. After seeing a few other California missions, we were a little disappointed in this one. There wasn't many artifacts. The chapel was pretty though. The grounds around this mission are the best part.... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

I loved everything about the Mission. from a spiritual historical and architectual level. The paintings and art from Spain and Mexco were awesome and the history of the native Americans was fascinatingI felt that some tourists were a little disrespectful in their dress a nd manner but the employees were kind. Knowledgeble abd feriendly

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Banning, Ca
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108 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We visited here several years ago and walked thru the church, museum, gardens and cemetery. Some areas have an audio available that explains the Mission/Church history. Church still operates daily, chapel and gardens are wonderful to see. There is a stations of the cross to see also. Worth your time to stop and see.

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Altadena
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

It is so obvious that the volunteers at the mission deeply love the place, that I feel a bit cranky in criticizing it. There are many informative exhibits, and except for the cemetery, the grounds are well kept and lovely to walk around. The mission church is pretty, even though it isn't as grand as some. The volunteer staff was... More 

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Seaside, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Great part of our history that is still be used for it's original purpose. I actually attended a service there one Easter. Always check out their gift shop.

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Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Your are given a detailed map of the self-guided tour. Seven stops along the tour have buttons to press to hear detailed descriptions of the room or area in which you are located. The sound is loud enough to clearly be heard by everyone in the room. The museum has artifacts of the area from before the arrival of the... More 

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