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“The Queen of the Missions, and she is.”

Mission San Luis Rey
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Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission
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Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Mission San Luis Rey
Ranked #3 of 65 things to do in Oceanside
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1798, Old Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, known as the "King of the Missions," is a National Historic Landmark. The largest of all the 21 California missions, it is home to a community of Franciscan Friars and is open daily to the public in the Franciscan tradition of heritage and hospitality. Facilities include a Retreat Center with day and overnight programs for spiritual renewal, multi-function meeting spaces, a Cemetery open to all people, Mission Gift Shop, Historic Church and interpretive Museum.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Visit San Luis Rey and San Juan Capistrano and you've seen the best. This place was a huge working ranch/farm in its prime and now it's a oasis of tranquility between San Diego and Los Angeles.

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Reviewed October 13, 2012

We are closely connected to the Mission and visit at least twice a month and really enjoy the various programs offered....love the reconstruction efforts

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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This is one of the famed California Missions. It is a beautiful white Mission with a working church on the grounds. You can wander through a museum like area, through the cemetery and you can see some of the areas where retreats are still held. There is also a working archeological dig. The Mission is located some distance away from downtown Oceanside so a car is needed.

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Reviewed October 5, 2012

If you like history it is a good place to visit, and if you are on a bike you can take the bike trail from the beach of Oceanside, worth a visit.

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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Initially, I was disoriented by the layout of the Church. I think the main and original building is under renovation. Then the choir began the mass and all became familiar again. The priest was very succinct and on target with his homily. The whole mass was quite orderly, with many volunteers helping out.

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