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La Purisima State Historical Park

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Address: 2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 February 2016
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Lompoc, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

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

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Fountain Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015

Attention photographers of all levels - late morning shadowing is awesome here. Many high school seniors take their senior photos here because of the historical significance to the town and the cool lighting effects.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2015

There's lots of space to run around and explore. Still learning about history but not in an uptight museum setting. Beautiful grounds and buildings.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2015

Stopped by on my way to Solvang. It was some special day, don't remember but they were reenacting mission life back in the 1800's. Making candles, shearing sheep, spinning wool, a blacksmith making nails, weaving a blanket, churning butter and making bread. All as it was done back in the "old mission days". They had tours of of the mission... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015

We decided to stop by the mission and we're glad we did. What a great mission/museum. The grounds are fantastic, they have miles of trails and we had a great afternoon here!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Visited Sep 2007: Founded in 1787AD by Franciscan Padre Presidente Fermin Francisco Lasuen, Mision La Purisima Concepcion de Maria Santisima was the eleventh mission of the twenty-one Spanish Missions in California. By 1803AD, the Mission's Chumash population had increased to 1,436. In 1812AD, the mission was moved four miles east of the Lompoc pueblo to its present location after a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

I have been to nearly all the missions in California. As an elementary school teacher in California, that was part of the curriculum. Since I have traveled all over the state of California, I made it a point to visit missions whenever possible. In my opinion, La Purism State Park is the best of all in terms of authenticity. It... More 

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