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Mission San Buenaventura

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Address: 225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805 643 4318
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Nice historic mission

This is a nice church to visit. It was located at the original mission. However, it is really a church and very little of the original mission was restored. But it is worth... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

This is a nice church to visit. It was located at the original mission. However, it is really a church and very little of the original mission was restored. But it is worth going to in order to better understand Ventura's history or roots. You enter through the gift show and the fee for seniors was only a few dollars.... More 

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Oxnard, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Very small with very few items to see. It will take about half an hour if you are very slow. It is still an active church and has very little compared to the other missions we have seen.

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Rogersville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

It was so peaceful. The grounds are keep well. A lot of history here. The bathrooms are clean and the stuff was really friendly. I loved their gift shop. It's nice to know that they still have mass service here.

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Los Angeles, California
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150 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Self guided tour of the mission and interiorr courtyard. Interesting history and statuary. The attached school is active and in session, so is quieter on the weekends .

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I love this mission! There's a small museum with a tiny exhibition of historic artifacts. It also has a very beautiful garden where you can sit and enjoy the cool breeze and the lovely plants. The church is also impressive.

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Ventura, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

truly a lovey step back in time....very peaceful and they still have services there I think. A long time community favorite for all

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Check out the safe that still remains in the worship space for offerings heldover from stagecoach days, complete with vintage Wells Fargo artwork.

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Caldwell, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Quiet, peaceful, great architecture for the period, nice gardens, a good place to see, pick a cloudy day because it does get hot with very little breeze

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Ventura, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Ventura's mission is a beautiful mission, but I wouldn't travel out of my way to see it. If you find yourself in Ventura, then it is worth an hour or so to visit. The grounds are beautiful as is the church. The little gift shop is nice to visit. The location on Main Street with lots of interesting little shops... More 

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San Ramon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

My husband and I have it in our goals to visit all of the Missions, so we have seen some of the grandest and some of the most basic. We'd rate this one very high and interesting, with beautiful grounds. Its worth it to park at the end of the pedestrian walkway near the rose garden and walk up to... More 

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