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La Purisima State Historical Park

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2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
+1 805-733-3713
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The best Mission to see the historical context for the building uses and grounds of what it must have felt like!

We were on a trip to see California Mission with our ten year old grand son who is interested in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Monte D
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Campbell, California
Re-constructed Mission stayed true to original

Most Missions are in a stage of "arrested decay". This one was nearly rebuilt from scratch but... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2018
Harry B
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Livermore, California
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  • Average2%
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2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
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+1 805-733-3713
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"mission life"
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"visitor center"
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"la purisima"
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"california missions"
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"mission grounds"
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"civilian conservation corps"
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"farm animals"
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"live animals"
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"self guided tour"
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"step back in time"
in 9 reviews
"living quarters"
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"gift shop"
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"miles of hiking trails"
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"early california"
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"historical park"
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on a trip to see California Mission with our ten year old grand son who is interested in history and architecture. This was an excellent stop and painted a great visual picture of what Mission life would be like in the grounds and...More

Thank Monte D
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Reviewed May 3, 2018

Most Missions are in a stage of "arrested decay". This one was nearly rebuilt from scratch but using the original methods and materials, making it a rewarding and worthwhile half-day visit.

1  Thank Harry B
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Reviewed April 20, 2018

This is the most restored of all the 21 missions. It's a hidden jewel located on almost 2,000 acres. The buildings are open and free to the public. There's a fee for parking. There are animals of the breeds the mission would have had in...More

Thank Elizabeth L
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Reviewed April 3, 2018

My favorite place to visit every time I come to Lompoc. I have been visiting here for years and I never tire of it. I've seen many changes to the mission, but it has always remained a lovely place to stroll and take pictures ....More

Thank ibhayhay
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Reviewed April 2, 2018 via mobile

What a great experience. We happened to visit on Mission Days where people dressed in period pieces made food and other goods like they did on the mission. We were able to go into areas that were normally closed off and interact with people dressed...More

Thank Robbybad
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

I recently had a free afternoon while my husband had a business meeting in nearby Santa Maria, so he dropped me off at La Purisima. Without parking a car, this lovely place didn't cost anything. The day I went not many other tourists were around...More

Thank UKtraveler25
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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful area, the mission itself is well taken care of and the kids really enjoyed the interactive activities. Would be lovely to go as a family and enjoy educationally with the docents, or just go and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding grounds.

Thank Clano5
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Reviewed March 10, 2018

I was irresistibly transported to the time the cultures of Chumash people and Spanish padres, Franciscans and Dominicans, struggled against the hardships of frontier life and sometimes against each other. A wonderfully complete Mission village complex, lovingly reconstructed in the 1930's under the CCC program....More

Thank AAC-USA
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

The old Spanish Mission is a State Park. There is a newish museum by the parking lot. The mission buildings were restored by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s largely using the original building methods (with added rebar!). The guided tour takes about 90...More

1  Thank cgny1fwd
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Reviewed March 3, 2018

Awesome preservation of history. Docents are really committed to make your experience as true to life as possible. The mission is fully operational many times a year along with special activities with all docents ‘on deck’. Good place to bring kids!

1  Thank jonathal2017
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ecl921
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.
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ecl921
July 31, 2016|
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Response from JYY702 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe uber. Its only 3 miles away.
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