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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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Most athentic mission in California

La Purisima is a incredibly unique place. It is like walking back in time. Every room is a small... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Looking for Historic California Mission?

If you are looking for a Historic California Mission - La Purisima is a great walking tour! We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
+1 805-733-3713
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Reviewed 2 days ago

La Purisima is a incredibly unique place. It is like walking back in time. Every room is a small museum. You can spend hours there just walking around. A great place for the family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are looking for a Historic California Mission - La Purisima is a great walking tour! We visited with our family of four (paid admission parking) it was a nice easy walk. The walking tour allowed us to slow down after long day of...More

Thank Anthony C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been visiting the missions in California and was driving down Hwy 101 and decided to make a small detour to visit La Purisima in Lompoc. The mission is run by the State Parks. There was a ranger at the entrance who informed me...More

Thank Woodpecker48
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on a day in the Holidays that all of the facilities were closed but this didn’t detract from our experience. We wandered the mission with friends that had previously visited and garnered information from notice boards about the history of the missions and...More

Thank MarkDip
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a California native the missions are a special place for me. Mission La Purisma is a trip back into the days of the Native Americans and the padres. It is a State Park with only historic emphasis on the Catholic religion. There is a...More

Thank BolsaChicaMoonDancer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This California mission was reconstructed many years ago to resemble the life of the padres and Indians. The church is very rustic with lovely art work, although a bit disappointing that mass is only performed about twice a year. There are restrooms, a visitor center,...More

Thank lmyers21
Reviewed 14 December 2017

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 7 December 2017

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 6 December 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
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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.