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La Purisima State Historical Park

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Beautiful and Peaceful

This mission is beautiful. A great place to learn some history and see how people lived over 100... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lompoc, California
Such an Awesome Place

Go for the free guided tour, it was so informative! We were looking for something to do that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lisa O
Rosemount, Minnesota
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2295 Purisima Rd, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This mission is beautiful. A great place to learn some history and see how people lived over 100 years ago. I love that the plants are all ;labeled not only with their names but the uses each held for the people living the mission life....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go for the free guided tour, it was so informative! We were looking for something to do that wasn't all outside due to the drizzle and crappy weather. This was great and I am glad we stopped. You pay $6 to park and the tour...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I came right shortly after they opened at 9AM on a Sunday. I was really excited about this mission since it was so huge! I really loved how this mission is so well preserved & it's like how it would've been during the mission days....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank SweetPetiteTravels
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was great 30 years ago and still is today. The attention to restoration details at this mission is fantastic -- even boots under the leather flap in the latrine area (with a pile of corn-cobs), You really get the sense of what it was like...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Timothy D
Reviewed February 12, 2019

I initially stopped in this location so my kids could get to know local attractions of Lompoc/Solvang. We loved our experience in this site. There were so many historic buildings, items, trails that lead back to the 1700-1800s. If we are back in Lompoc we...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cindy B
Reviewed February 11, 2019

We toured La Purisima on a day when school field trips were taking place. What a treat! It was so nice to have the docents there dressed in appropriate mission attire and eager to tell all about the history of the mission. We really enjoyed...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 196CindyJ196
Reviewed February 5, 2019

I have taught 4th grade now for 18 years, which means that in California, I have taught about the Mission system in Alta California just as long. This mission, by far, is the most preserved. It is not a working church, like many others, but...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank irsh21
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

The mission was definitely a piece of California gold! We stumbled upon the mission and what fine it was. We have visited different missions throughout California and this is absolutely the best restored mission in the state. Great interpretive plaques! Don't miss the mission the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank K B
Reviewed January 11, 2019

Very nice employees. Park well kept. Some tours and occasionally people in costume. Has a gift shop. Some educational programs. Worth the visit.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Flyer780991
Reviewed January 3, 2019 via mobile

This is a must do for those interested in California missions and the respective history. Save time to see the park as it will take a couple of hours to really appreciate everything the park and mission has to offer. This mission covers a lot...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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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.