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“the mission and downtown Ventura make an interesting stop”

Mission San Buenaventura
Ranked #4 of 72 things to do in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

A visit to Ventura can easily include a visit to the Mission San Buenaventura as it is set just on the edge of the main downtown area.

The self guided tour of the mission and the gardens is well worth it if you have some time to spare. In the garden are plenty of benches where you can sit and ponder, surrounded by the sound of the fountains and colourful flowers. It is $4 adult/$1 child admission.

On the mission website there is a historical downtown walking map that you can download - it gives some interesting and useful information about various buildings about town www.sanbuenaventuramission.org .

1  Thank Linda Mary G
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

It's nice to step back into the history that built CA - forth stopping by and checking it out. It's in the main area, so you don't have to go out of your way.

Thank YR-LGB
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is an historic place and worth the visit. The small museum/bookstore is most interesting and quaint. The artwork in the church is priceless.

Thank John93060
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

I love the history of the missions and have visited several throughout the State. This one is close to home and a place that I often visit when I am in the vicinity. It is a wonderful place to relax, to take in a bit of history, and to appreciate life.

Thank Ofelia R
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

This mission is wonderful, there is a giant Redwood tree right in front and so much to do in the Mission, which is an active church too. it is surrounded by lots of stores and restaurants making it a great place to spend the day or even an afternoon/morning. Its also close to the new Ventura Botanical gardens, you can access a switchback trail that is handicap friendly, just behind the old Ventura city hall. don't miss this place if you are in town or even passing by. Free parking on the side streets too.

1  Thank Amelia H
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