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La Purisima State Historical Park

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The eight Mission in the Camino Real of California trail

Unfortunately this Mission is not an active Church anymore and is a State Park of California in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ciudad Juarez, Mexico
Into the past.

What a wonderful visit! Lovingly restored by the CCC in the 1930s. This is a whole complex of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Antonio, Texas
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2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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.

Thank Miguelvaldez
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank RamblingDaze
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Veronica R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to 15 of the missions and this is by far our family's favorite. We have been twice - once we took the ranger led tour then for the interpretive history days. Our family liked the ranger tour the best. He was extremely...More

Thank Little B
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good place to go visit and kill some time. I've never seen a mission before so it was cool to go see. A little walking involved but the group put it together pretty well and easy to follow. Probably took an hour and half or...More

Thank Jacob S
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

They had emf readers and all kinds of ghost stuff. My mom and I got pics with orbs too! Was alot of fun as we went at night.

Thank Mich m
Reviewed July 24, 2018

I took my kids down to Pismo Beach and Santa Maria to visit friends and we were looking for some time to kill and saw that this mission was near by. I've been to quite a few of the California Missions and this was by...More

Thank Jessica C
Reviewed July 22, 2018

La Purisma is one of the historical mission in California. There are hiking trails all over the part for families and seasoned hikers. A great family place.

Thank Jill K
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

This mission is one of the working missions of the 21 along the coast of California. Many young students visit each year to learn about Mission life through hands on demonstrations. The Visitors Center is super informative and professionally presented due to the excellent volunteers....More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

A pretty trail and historically interesting place. Quite and peaceful, lush and green. Neat information about the origin of the local missions and history of the local area.

Thank Michael A
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July 31, 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.
July 31, 2016|
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Response from JYY702 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe uber. Its only 3 miles away.