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La Purisima State Historical Park

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2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
+1 805-733-3713
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Step back in time

This California mission is quite an extensive exhibit so be prepared to do a bit of walking. It is... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Linda M
Merced, California, United States
Turn Back the Clock Two Centries

While on a driving vacation, my wife resolved to visit as many CA missions as possible. We really... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2016
Jerry L
Snoqualmie, Washington
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2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
+1 805-733-3713
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This California mission is quite an extensive exhibit so be prepared to do a bit of walking. It is just outside of Lompoc on Highway 1. There is an admission to get into the parking lot, if they are there that day. If not, it...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 September 2016

While on a driving vacation, my wife resolved to visit as many CA missions as possible. We really had to go out of our way to find this one! The difference between this and all the others missions is that this is a highly accurate...More

1  Thank Jerry L
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Sundays the administratios is closed as well the gift shop. There was any kind of security over there. People walking your dogs inside the church! People climbing the church' s beanchs, same people screamins as well. Hey protestants, that´s a sacred place! It´s a milagre...More

Thank vanl l
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Really conveys a sense of the lifestyle and scale of the California mission culture. Wonderful recreations of the furnishings, architecture etc. complete with garden and livestock displays. Huge plus was the modern museum on site that explains the historic and cultural context.

Thank TravelerChicagoarea
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Beautiful piece of history with the historical missions. The property is self paced with informational signs throughout. Stop into the visitors center for additional details and information.

1  Thank Yvonne S
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Stopped here by chance on my way north. Excellent history and a great way to get the imagination rolling on how it was during the Conquistador and Indian times.

Reviewed 23 August 2016

Nothing but great things to say about this mission. They have well trained docents that are friendly and helpful. The mission is well maintained and restored. Tours are available often and special events with dinner or wine occur several times a year.

Thank billkathy88
Reviewed 19 August 2016

We were thrilled to introduce this mission to our grandson who will be studying California history in the fourth grade this coming school year. This is the most complete entire mission in the system. The church is not the most distinguished by any means, but...More

1  Thank Liars N F
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Did a coastal roadtrip and tried to stop at all the missions. This one is one of the most authentic. It's a state park and the grounds are huge. So many things to see and you really get a feel for how it was. It's...More

Thank JennyD707
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is probably one of the best mission experiences in California. The property is beautiful, the setting is beautiful. You can take the family for a walk along several trails. They have volunteers come all the time, dressed in period clothes, and doing various chores...More

Thank ismirnov2010
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1 August 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.
1 August 2016|
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Response from JYY702 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe uber. Its only 3 miles away.