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La Purisima State Historical Park

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Address: 2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
Phone Number: 805-733-3713
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Fantastic educational display

Really conveys a sense of the lifestyle and scale of the California mission culture. Wonderful recreations of the furnishings, architecture etc. complete with garden and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Really conveys a sense of the lifestyle and scale of the California mission culture. Wonderful recreations of the furnishings, architecture etc. complete with garden and livestock displays. Huge plus was the modern museum on site that explains the historic and cultural context.

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful piece of history with the historical missions. The property is self paced with informational signs throughout. Stop into the visitors center for additional details and information.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stopped here by chance on my way north. Excellent history and a great way to get the imagination rolling on how it was during the Conquistador and Indian times.

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vandenberg village, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nothing but great things to say about this mission. They have well trained docents that are friendly and helpful. The mission is well maintained and restored. Tours are available often and special events with dinner or wine occur several times a year.

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were thrilled to introduce this mission to our grandson who will be studying California history in the fourth grade this coming school year. This is the most complete entire mission in the system. The church is not the most distinguished by any means, but the grounds and the restored buildings were great. A lot of credit goes to California... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did a coastal roadtrip and tried to stop at all the missions. This one is one of the most authentic. It's a state park and the grounds are huge. So many things to see and you really get a feel for how it was. It's a great mission to take kids to. Hands on exhibits, lots of room to run... More 

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Folsom, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is probably one of the best mission experiences in California. The property is beautiful, the setting is beautiful. You can take the family for a walk along several trails. They have volunteers come all the time, dressed in period clothes, and doing various chores common to the artisans of the time. Overall, this is a great place to stop... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you love history and love the California Missions, this is one of the best to see. It is like walking back in time. The mission buildings have been restored and you can walk into the church, bedrooms, kitchens and feel the history . The gardens are a beautiful place to rest and there are trails to be walked. There... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the 1 PM free tour they offer. Highly recommended. We had to leave after ~1 hour (the guide said its going to be ~2 hours) I think normally the tour is ~1.5 hours) so couldn't stay till the end. Very recommended to people interested in knowing about the history and background of the place - less recommended for... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of a family mission trip, this mission was by far the most realistic. We felt in an instance we were transported back to the 1800's. The mission is not active any longer (i.e. no religious services) and is under the auspices of the California State Parks. Give yourself 2 hours to fairly take in the beauty of this... More 

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