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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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Peace of mind and spirit!

I love the old mission garden and the little museum and shop! The church is beautiful! Always gives me a sense of peace to visit. And it is close to many wonderful thrift and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 25, 2015
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Palmdale, California
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Palmdale, California
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64 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I love the old mission garden and the little museum and shop! The church is beautiful! Always gives me a sense of peace to visit. And it is close to many wonderful thrift and antique stores full of treasures just waiting to go home with you! The Albinger Archaeological Museum is a must see next door!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We are from Boston and, of course, we are surrounded by traditional and popular historic sites. However, learning the the story of why all the missions were along the California Mission Trail was fascinating.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

It is a beautiful late 1700s Spanish mission that has a pretty garden and an excellent gift shop. The tour is self guided and you have plenty of time to see the works.

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Dripping Springs, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Mission San Buenaventura is tucked into the historic downtown part of Ventura, California. It is an educational and interesting place to visit. The mission itself is full of history. This was the ninth California mission and the last that Father Junipero Serra founded. There is a small museum at the mission with Chumash and mission artifacts that is worth seeing.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

This mission is not unusual, but it does have a lovely garden that is perfect for a midday rest. Go out back and see the cistern and learn abut how water was brought in.

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Carpinteria, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I grew up in Ventura and really never liked the place until now.My moms funeral was here and it is just a quaint little mission.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

Visited her whilst in ventura. It a $4 entry fee and you get to look around this beautiful place. Don't miss it if you're in the area.

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WALNUT, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Loved this place, well preserved. Not to much walking, flat grounds. Good for children and it seems a lot of school groups come through this mission

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The Mission is one of the best preserved of the missions and is still an active church today. The gardens are beautiful and the historic museum pieces gives a good portrayal of life in mission days.

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Boulder, CO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

For only $4.50 entrance fee, this mission offers a glimpse into some amazing history from the 1780's. Entrance is through the gift shop, which leads to a small museum housing a wooden bell and some smaller artifacts. This opens to a lush courtyard which showcases a central fountain and religious statues. Placards are placed throughout the grounds explaining various aspects... More 

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Additional Information about Mission San Buenaventura

Address: Address: 225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
Phone Number: 805 643 4318
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Monday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

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