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Mission San Buenaventura

225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
805 643 4318
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Ranked #3 of 19 Attractions in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Sacramento, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Others mentioned the parking, we were fortunate to find a space right in front of the Mission, metered parking. Small fee in the gift shop to browse the museum and mission. Enjoyed viewing the interior of the mission. The courtyard was filled with lovely flowers.

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Desert Hot Springs, California, Usa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Cool old mission church. Pay and enter at the gift shop. Some interesting old stuff. The church itself is the main attraction. It only takes 45 minutes to an hour unless you want to sit for a while.

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

When in ventura you really should take the time to explore this beautiful and historic mission. It is one of the most beautiful of the series of missions the were built up and down the coast.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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109 reviews 109 reviews
17 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Many have described all of the pertinent details. I would add that attending Mass here would introduce you to a warm and welcoming community. Father Tom is for real and gets the message across so easily. To see this beautiful property, such a part of California history, is a great experience.

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Lincoln, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Mission is one of 21 dotted along California. Had never been there. Was pleased. This one requires a few dollars in as entrance fee. The place was rebuilt many years ago, but is still pretty amazing. Original Jesuit Priests are buried under the church. If you enjoy the other 20 Missions, you'll enjoy this one too!

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Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

I love to visit this part of Ventura to enjoy the view of Mission San Buenaventura. Would love to see the city keep the nearby park and plaza super clean as it is really an historic place that every Californian should visit at least once. I have come many times. The drive up the hill behind it gets to a... More

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Dallas, Texas
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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A must visit If you would like to find out the history of Ventura I really enjoyed my afternoon tour of the Mission San Buenaventura.

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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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221 reviews 221 reviews
70 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Whilst staying in Ventura for a weekend I decided to get a bit of the local history and so walked down Main Street to the 'Mission San Buenaventura'. Entry into the Mission is via the gift shop and entrance costs US$4.00 for an Adult and US$1.00 for a Child. Opening times are Mon-Fri 10am to 5pm, Saturday 9am to 5pm... More

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Ontario, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Parking can be hard to find on the street. There is some parking available behind the mission. Just be sure to pay for entry onto the grounds at the gift shop. Lovely grounds, beautiful architecture and interesting museum.

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Peoria Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

There was a small fee but we loved being there. A wonderful preserved piece of history. The ground were very peaceful and the museum interesting. I had never seen an old wooden bell before.

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