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La Purisima State Historical Park

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

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One of the most interesting of all of the Missions

Check out the grounds and the interpretive exhibits. Well worth a couple of hours to gain a little history of Californial

Reviewed 24 March 2016
Ron Y
Corona del Mar, California
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Corona del Mar, California
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Reviewed 24 March 2016

Check out the grounds and the interpretive exhibits. Well worth a couple of hours to gain a little history of Californial

Thank Ron Y
Fort Frances, Canada
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Reviewed 16 March 2016

A must visit for anyone visiting California, who want to see past the superficial film industry facade and develop an understanding of this land pre-colonial contact.

Thank TerriD282
Bronxville, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Eighth mission I've visited in California, and like San Juan Capistrano, this is really a historical park (and no longer a working church), not as elaborate as Capistrano but more rudimentary. There is a dedicated staff of re-enactors who make all kinds of presentations about life in the mission. On the day we visited a thousand 4th graders were there... More 

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Reviewed 3 March 2016

This place is wonderful...I would for sure spend more time here if you can. There are hiking trails to take, animals to see, and buildings to explore. The path is dirt and some of the buildings entry ways are not very big. So its not the best for wheelchairs, but its possible. I actually lived in this area for a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 20 February 2016

What a great setting - historically restored original California Mission with miles of hiking trail surrounding. Many people appear to park down the street to avoid the $6 charge for parking, but if you do pay to park you enter right at the Visitor's Center. The docent was kind enough to waive the no dog rule and let me carry... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 13 February 2016

There's much history in this mission. This mission is non active but open to public and travelers like me. Featured on Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures as one of the most haunted mission. I saw it on TV and now I was there, that's cool. Take some pictures and there are some guides to tell you some history of this mission.

Thank JYY702
Lompoc, California
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Reviewed 11 February 2016

This Mission has been restored and its surrounding areas are beautiful. Lots of walking trails for everyday exercise. Docents that assist you in your visit. Park Rangers are on the premise. Some wildlife is on the mission property. Bobcat, red fox, many species of birds, rabbits and deer frequent the surround properties. You can spend a day at the Mission.

Thank Sajoranoll
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Reviewed 9 February 2016

Great staff. Must visit during Mission Days. Docents dress in period clothes and demonstrate daily mission life.

Thank Mark H
Fountain Valley, California
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

As anyone who has traveled the mission trail in California can tell you not all Camino Real missions are in the same shape. The La Purisima Mission grounds are fairly intact with the layout very complete. Stumbled upon this site and spent several hours enjoying the mission grounds. Just wish we had brought a picnic

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Reviewed 31 December 2015

awesome place to visit and learn the history of the Indian village of Algsacupi, which was founded in December 8, 1787

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