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La Purisima State Historical Park

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2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
+1 805-733-3713
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Great historical site

I went expecting to see a quaint mission and found an amazingly large complex. The restoration is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Santa Barbara, California
One of my favorite hiking spots in Lompoc!

If you love to hike, and if you love California history, then La Purisima is the place to go! Not... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lompoc, California
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2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
+1 805-733-3713
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I went expecting to see a quaint mission and found an amazingly large complex. The restoration is lovely and it is large and sprawling and more than expected. Free site and had the place to ourselves. Mixed reactions to histories of missions, but the history...More

Thank expectquality1942
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to hike, and if you love California history, then La Purisima is the place to go! Not only are there farm animals here, but there are miles and miles of trails. Need a quick, relatively easy hike that is on flat land?...More

Thank worlsBeachTraveler
Reviewed 1 week ago

While there are many missions along El Camino Real, most really only survive as churches. This one, which was carefully restored in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps, includes much more. You can visit living quarters, workshops, shops, the bell tower, and of course...More

Thank Poipuvisitor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to stop on a Thursday and the mission was hosting busloads of 4th graders on field trips. We lucked out, as the mission had living history docents throughout, who were glad to talk with us about the mission, it’s history, and life there,...More

Thank Barbara M
Reviewed 3 October 2017

After stepping through the trees and seeing the mission from a far, it feels like you are immediately back in the 1800s. We loved this place. Very nice.

Thank Matt T
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This is a carefully restored, detailed example of mission life courtesy of the California Conservation corps using traditional materials and methods to recreate the buildings, fixtures and furniture. The visitor center gives a nice history of the mission and of the efforts to rebuild. they...More

Thank Margaret W
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This mission is a beautiful and peaceful place for an evening stroll or day visit. The park rangers are friendly and informative and make the visit extra special. Beautiful fountains and gardens abound. Come visit!

Thank Dozersmom01
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

It's pretty amazing the buildings they built in the 1700's. There is a nice Visitor Center with a small museum of artifacts and then you can walk and tour the buildings and grounds. Original Mission was located across town but fell victim to a Earthquake...More

Thank Tony K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Took my 4th grader a year and a half ago for his school project, and had an awesome tour with Docent Barbara. She was so knowledgeable and funny! Enjoyed it so much that I brought back Grandma for the same tour recently, again with Barbara....More

Thank onecentpenny
Reviewed 18 August 2017

If you desire to see what a traditional Spanish mission would have looked like in the early 1800's, La Purisima State Historical Park is the place to go. The buildings were restored in the 1930's and 40's and are being well-maintained. The visitor center is...More

Thank brotherroy
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1 August 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.
1 August 2016|
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Response from JYY702 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe uber. Its only 3 miles away.