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Mission San Buenaventura

225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
805 643 4318
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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104 reviews 104 reviews
17 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 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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188 reviews 188 reviews
44 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Fresno, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I make it a habit to stop by any local missions during my travels throughout CA. I was very pleased that I was able to visit Mission San Buenaventura. I was able to visit the mission grounds and step inside the mission itself. I read up on the mission before hand and was able to visualize what life may have... More

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Indio, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I have been to the mission many times as I have visited since I was a kid. It is always beautiful and peaceful. The grounds are well maintained, and the gift shop is very nice. It is a great addition to your visit to Ventura and Main Street.

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Oxnard, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

A great place to visit for the history of the local area.The gardens are beautiful and the Church and Museum are full of history.

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