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La Purisima State Historical Park

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La Purisma State Historical Park

Very nice employees. Park well kept. Some tours and occasionally people in costume. Has a gift... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a must do for those interested in California missions and the respective history. Save time... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
La Crescenta, California
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2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Very nice employees. Park well kept. Some tours and occasionally people in costume. Has a gift shop. Some educational programs. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flyer780991
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a must do for those interested in California missions and the respective history. Save time to see the park as it will take a couple of hours to really appreciate everything the park and mission has to offer. This mission covers a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chrislaug
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No fee if you are willing to walk and do not need to park in the state park area. Very interesting re staging of all rooms to show how people lived there. I did self tour, however guided tours available. In December, early morning was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RudySzymon
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jfarlam
Reviewed 28 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank sford4491
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank kgallagher1997
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This large property really demonstrates how our State history was rooted. The visitor center, the exhibits, the little bookstore. Lots of families having picnics and enjoying time together

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed 21 September 2018

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Miguelvaldez
Reviewed 4 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank RamblingDaze
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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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.