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La Purisima State Historical Park

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Great place to spend an afternoon

I’ve been to this mission many times as it’s right by my grandparents house. The exhibits are very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Roseville, California
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With all the busy buzz of constant speed of light life, some places are untouched by time! La... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Lompoc, California
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2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to this mission many times as it’s right by my grandparents house. The exhibits are very interesting and informative. They have live animals that are very entertaining. It’s a great place for bird watching and hiking, as well as horseback riding. Absolutely worth...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

With all the busy buzz of constant speed of light life, some places are untouched by time! La Purisima us one off-the-grid style places to lose yourself in the whispering wind of the pine trees and the trickle of streams that have not changed since...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

This large property really demonstrates how our State history was rooted. The visitor center, the exhibits, the little bookstore. Lots of families having picnics and enjoying time together

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed September 20, 2018

Unfortunately this Mission is not an active Church anymore and is a State Park of California in the middle of a relatively uninhabited area. This Mission was founded on December 1787 by the Franciscan Father Fermín Lasuén.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Miguelvaldez
Reviewed September 3, 2018

What a wonderful visit! Lovingly restored by the CCC in the 1930s. This is a whole complex of buildings. The scale and detail are amazing. The property is situated so you don’t see the nearby roadway or visitors center and the feeling of time traveling...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I live close by to this fabulous mission. Friends and I often go walking here. It’s a great place to see! They often have events that are kid friendly and show you what the mission used to be like back in the day.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Veronica R
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We have been to 15 of the missions and this is by far our family's favorite. We have been twice - once we took the ranger led tour then for the interpretive history days. Our family liked the ranger tour the best. He was extremely...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Little B
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Good place to go visit and kill some time. I've never seen a mission before so it was cool to go see. A little walking involved but the group put it together pretty well and easy to follow. Probably took an hour and half or...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jacob S
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

They had emf readers and all kinds of ghost stuff. My mom and I got pics with orbs too! Was alot of fun as we went at night.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mich m
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I took my kids down to Pismo Beach and Santa Maria to visit friends and we were looking for some time to kill and saw that this mission was near by. I've been to quite a few of the California Missions and this was by...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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July 31, 2016|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
O'Cairns is on Ocean in the city of Lompoc. Drive time is about 5 minutes. Not sure our local bus service but we do have cabs.
July 31, 2016|
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Response from JYY702 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe uber. Its only 3 miles away.