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This is a great place to learn of the importance of California Missions to the history and early development of California. There is a large collection of historical exhibits and a small museum store. The reverence and quiet pastoral feel of the mission is still...More
I’ve been to this mission many times as it’s right by my grandparents house. The exhibits are very interesting and informative. They have live animals that are very entertaining. It’s a great place for bird watching and hiking, as well as horseback riding. Absolutely worth...More
With all the busy buzz of constant speed of light life, some places are untouched by time! La Purisima us one off-the-grid style places to lose yourself in the whispering wind of the pine trees and the trickle of streams that have not changed since...More
Unfortunately this Mission is not an active Church anymore and is a State Park of California in the middle of a relatively uninhabited area.
This Mission was founded on December 1787 by the Franciscan Father Fermín Lasuén.
What a wonderful visit! Lovingly restored by the CCC in the 1930s. This is a whole complex of buildings. The scale and detail are amazing. The property is situated so you don’t see the nearby roadway or visitors center and the feeling of time traveling...More
I live close by to this fabulous mission. Friends and I often go walking here. It’s a great place to see! They often have events that are kid friendly and show you what the mission used to be like back in the day.
We have been to 15 of the missions and this is by far our family's favorite. We have been twice - once we took the ranger led tour then for the interpretive history days. Our family liked the ranger tour the best. He was extremely...More
Good place to go visit and kill some time. I've never seen a mission before so it was cool to go see. A little walking involved but the group put it together pretty well and easy to follow. Probably took an hour and half or...More