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Old Mission Santa Ines

1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
+1 805-688-4815
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Another beautiful CA mission

Only $5 admission. Offers a great guided tour for groups if you call in advance to arrange a time... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
vermeling
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Phoenix, Arizona
One more of the missions in California

There is so much history here and while this one isn't huge it is interesting how it is was out... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Richard B
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Seattle, Washington
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1760 Mission Dr, Solvang, CA 93463-2625
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"self guided tour"
in 62 reviews
"gift shop"
in 38 reviews
"california history"
in 17 reviews
"catholic church"
in 9 reviews
"native americans"
in 7 reviews
"la purisima"
in 5 reviews
"working church"
in 4 reviews
"lots of history"
in 7 reviews
"rose garden"
in 5 reviews
"history buff"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"downtown solvang"
in 12 reviews
"lapin"
in 4 reviews
"lovely grounds"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 4 reviews
"hidden gem"
in 4 reviews
"small museum"
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Only $5 admission. Offers a great guided tour for groups if you call in advance to arrange a time. Great location and easy access at the edge of the city - right next to the Corque Hotel. A quality gift shop. Large parking area for...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is so much history here and while this one isn't huge it is interesting how it is was out here in farmland. Check it out if you are in town and add it to your Mission visits, We drove into San Diego to visit...More

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We found the mission on a morning walk on our little stay in Solvang. We all enjoyed wandering around the grounds reading about the history of the mission. We also did the self guided tour of the museum for $5 an adult. The church, gardens...More

Thank Tash G
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

The Old Mission is a great place to visit. Beautiful grounds, gardens. Very peaceful. Many historical exhibits. The gift shop has many great books that were very inexpensively priced. I bought 2. I would go back again

Thank Steve H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Lots of walking on this property. But quiet and peaceful. Can see excavation spot. Hard to imagine so many Indians living in one area. Church ceremony was going on at the time we were there. Catholic/Mission churches are always so interesting and beautiful inside.

1  Thank Karen O
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Used to come here on field trips as a kid, and now we take our own son here when we're in town. Big large old mission right in the middle of town. Old, historic and very austere. Beautiful grounds and lots of history to soak...More

Thank Jason D
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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

The Old Mission is a great place to tour they have interesting pictures and artifacts along with a garden and Cemetery. The admission price is $5 which is reasonable. They also have a gift shop.

1  Thank taylor426
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We decided to attend a service here, to our utter shock it was packed and there was only standing room left. Not our cup of tea, but it was interesting to experience. The grounds of this place are beautiful though if you can see the...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

A beautiful and peaceful spot with a wonderful if small museum and self guided tour. Gardens and grounds are beautiful.

1  Thank Martha s
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Restored paintings are fantastic. Hope the ones in the main part of Mission church are done soon. Very hard to photograph though given the lighting and angles, too much reflection. Can’t use flash but I don’t think would have helped anyway, maybe would be worse....More

Thank Andree B
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Don B
4 January 2017|
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Response from forevergypsy60 | Reviewed this property |
I would say about one mile to center of the town of Solvang.
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dew1972
22 October 2016|
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Response from CarrieAr | Reviewed this property |
i'm not sure. In the areas we went it was ground floor or pathways and the doors were wide enough. My suggestion would be to call and check to know for sure though.
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