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La Purisima State Historical Park

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Address: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
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+1 805-733-3713
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Mon 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sun 10:00 - 17:00

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Docent tours are historically insightful and interesting

Misión La Purísima Concepción De María Santísima (Mission of the Immaculate Conception of Most Holy Mary) was founded by Father Presidente Fermin de Lasuén on December 8, 1787 and... read more

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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Misión La Purísima Concepción De María Santísima (Mission of the Immaculate Conception of Most Holy Mary) was founded by Father Presidente Fermin de Lasuén on December 8, 1787 and was the 11th of 21 Franciscan Missions in California. La Purisima Mission State Historic Park covers an area of 1,928 acres, small compared to the original 300,000 acre mission property. Ten... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This compound has enough original building and landscape to make a visit worthwhile. Combine this with a visit to the nearby Mission at Santa Barbara and you will see the skills and lives of the Padre's come to life.

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Swindon
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The Mission gives a really good feel for what life must have been like 200 years ago and is also a good education for those knowing little of this period in California's history.

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Dunedin, Florida
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

This mission was authentically reconstructed in the 1930's by the CCC. A tour led by a park ranger really gave us some great insights into the mission's purpose and function.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best restored mission in California. The buildings and grounds are in excellent shape. Lots to see and do! If you like to run there are many trails throughout the mission grounds. If you take the Upper Loop you'll be welcomed to some beautiful views of the Lompoc Valley. Kids will enjoy the horses, donkeys, sheep,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 7 April 2017

We've probably stopped at more than a dozen of the California missions. This one is not as architecturally intriguing as some of the others (e.g., Santa Barbara) or set in as scenic a locale as some of the others (e.g., Santa Ines or Carmel), but it is one of the most well-preserved and authentic of the missions. While some of... More 

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Reviewed 4 April 2017

Wonderfully restored mission. Even has animals! It costs $5.00 to park your car and you can visit for as long as you like! Restrooms conveniently located. The visitor center closes early on Monday so we missed that. And they should have little maps at the self service parking kiosks. Otherwise, and enjoyable afternoon!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

This is a neat place to stop off if you are road tripping or are planning a visit to Santa Ynez Valley. Our tour leader (Anne, who leads the free daly tour) was so passionate, knowledgeable and personable that our 1 1/2 hour tour was extended by over an hour because our group enjoyed her narrative so much. There are... More 

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Dacono, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This place is pretty neat, even more so because it's free. Well maintained museum and exhibits. Walk around the property and check out how people lived in a mission. Great way to kill a few hours!

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Interesting to see a mission that is not over-renovated and actually look like a mission from the early 1800s

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