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Mission San Buenaventura

Address: 225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805 643 4318
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Ranked #2 of 13 Attractions in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Palmdale, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

The little museum is quaint and the garden is beautiful! The church is breathtaking and inspiring. During the week it is quiet and a refuge. I always come here when I'm in Ventura!!!

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APPLE VALLEY
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42 reviews 42 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I love visiting all the missions and this was no exception. We took a self guided walk and stayed for an hour. If you like historical you will like this.

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Quincy, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Based on the large congregation at a Sunday Mass while visiting Ventura, it looks like the Catholic Church is live and well in California.

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Ventura, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

A beautiful mission founded in 1782 by Junipero Serra, a Franciscan missionary sent by the Spanish government of Mexico. It is well maintained and still serves as a church. Known for interior paintings done by Chumash Native American converts. Nice courtyard garden.

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Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
62 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This mission was beautiful, it's a great example of the missions along the mission trail. I'd recommend stopping if you have an hour and are in the area, or are very interested in missions.

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Los Angeles, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The mission operates on a regular basis and even has a school affiliated with it. The price was fine - $4 for adults and $1 for children. There wasn't much to see but the church was beautiful. If you are visiting the town, it's worth taking a trip here.

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chesapeake
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Loved touring this mission while in downtown Ventura. It was an impromptu stop and we throughly enjoyed touring this mission. Loved the small but packed with history museum and the chapel that was preparing for the next service.

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Ventura, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

There are a lot of the California missions to visit but none finer or more in current use. Add the adjaent museum grounds and the Ventura Museum across the street and you have a major history lesson at your feet. The best part is it is all downtown Ventura with amazing things to do after your culture fix.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I would recommend any native or non-native Californian to visit all 21 missions along the 600 mile mission trail. All 21 missions are special and contribute a well preserved history of California.

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Clovis, New Mexico
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92 reviews 92 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

What a great welcome to arrive and have the school Mass still in progress. Our group is on a pilgrimage to seven CA Missions. Very cooperative team at the gift shop. Beautiful church with amazing history.

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