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“Nice little Mission”

Mission San Buenaventura
Ranked #4 of 72 things to do in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed this beautiful little Mission. It has a nice chapel, museum and lovely grounds. We walked around the old town and had lunch.

1  Thank Sylvia Y
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Reviewed November 16, 2013

This Mission is smaller and a bit less impressive than the Santa Barbara Mission, but is still interesting to visit. The exterior is in good shape. Inside the church it is quite dark and tricky to see the art work.

1  Thank Carolyn P
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Reviewed November 10, 2013

If you have an half hour or so to spare in Ventura, stop by the Mission. You enter in through a religious articles shop and get a ticket to enter the mission. You first enter a small room with selected artifacts from the mission from the 1700's and 1800;s. There is not much written about what you are looking at but you get a sense of the time and place they are from.

You then enter into the courtyard of the mission where you can sit and enjoy the day, and the garden which have a Moorish design. The mission itself is open for you to stroll through and see the interior which has withstood earthquakes and the test of time.

It is a self guided tour that allows you to look and see at your pace.

1  Thank NJTravellingfool
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Reviewed September 22, 2013 via mobile

Total waste of your time and money. This is a very small mission and there is not really anything more to see than what you could see by glancing in from the sidewalk outside the fense. Not worth the $4.00 per person entry fee. Head to the pier or do something else instead.

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Reviewed September 18, 2013

old world charm/ pretty flowers/take a nice stroll/ close to town/resturants/shops/pubs... .. always free parking around

1  Thank terry0315
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