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La Purisima State Historical Park

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Address: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436
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+1 805-733-3713
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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My wife and three kids had a thoroughly great time exploring La Purisima Concepcion. We were able to walk the grounds of the entire Mission property and learned a lot about... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and three kids had a thoroughly great time exploring La Purisima Concepcion. We were able to walk the grounds of the entire Mission property and learned a lot about Mission life. There was so much to see. We easily spent over two hours walking around the Mission grounds, and not once did we hear a complaint from the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Abandoned in the mid-1800s, the CCC worked with the state to fully rebuild this mission in the 1930s. It's a wonderful example of what a mission would have looked like in 1820 or so and how it operated, including crafts like leather-making, weaving, etc. Walk on the original Camino Real as part of your visit. Meet a burro. Very educational.

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Turlock, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

I really enjoyed this Mission. There is no cost and you are able to go into so many rooms. It is pretty large so expect a good amount of walking.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The California Mission is definetely one of the most interesting and beautiful of all. The rural setting is one of the main attractions verses the missions that are located principally in cities and towns. Also a very good restoration with very good interpretrative rooms of how the residents lived in the days of the mission. It was a very enjoyable... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

I've been to a lot of California's missions and this one is among my favorites. The grounds are pretty and expansive; most missions are limited within an urban locale, but this one has a more rural area to spread itself out, and you really get to appreciate the size that a mission would have had. The visitor center was laid... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I recently went to La Purisima mission with family and we all loved it. We were in a group that included 2 young children and they absolutely loved it as well because they had plenty of space to run and play. This mission has very big gardens that you can walk through and it was quite lovely. They also had... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We were camping and decided to visit this park which included La Purisma mission. The visitor center had great exhibits regarding the history and involvement of the CC during the Depression. We toured the facility and the rooms were decorated with items that were used during the time the mission was active. There were no schools in attendance so we... More 

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Buellton, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

I've been to La Purisima many times. I usually come here to hike with my girlfriend and dog, but I occasionally come just to wander the grounds and say hi to the animals or peer into the rooms. I like how they have set up many of the buildings to look like they would have when it was a working... More 

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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

This is a state park so basically the hours are sunrise to sunset. Every now and then there are special night time events with docents as your host. The Mission is huge and there are many trails that go for miles behind and above the Mission in unspoiled topography. The many buildings are well maintained, the church interior is extremely... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

it'S NOT WELL PUT TOGEATHER. A DIRT ROAD IN THE PLACE. dirty , nothing was saying come in . paid to get in and was not worth it.

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