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Mission San Miguel Arcangel

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Address: Mission Street, San Miguel, CA
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This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area...

This mission was founded among the Salinas Indians, who inhabited the area in the 1700's.

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Great quick stop on 101

This is a great stop on 101, where the whole family can enjoy. Just keep in mind the mission closes pretty early (4:30PM).

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Belmont, California
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Belmont, California
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73 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great stop on 101, where the whole family can enjoy. Just keep in mind the mission closes pretty early (4:30PM).

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had not been here since the 1980's. It has had a lot of work done to it, and a hall erected behind the Mission itself. Nice stop on 101.

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Webster, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

While in Paso Robles it was my mission to visit this mission. I love the architecture and how much of it still remains. The self-guided tour, along with the accompanying the brochure, allows you to imagine what daily life was like.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Have been to Paso Robles and thus time went to San Miguel because of the impressive road sign on 101. So, glad we did as this mission touches you in a way that no other mission we have visited did. There is so much original and you can experience the mission as other travelers have. A special place that we... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

This is definitely worth a stop. It's so easy from the freeway, and it's an original mission with a museum, an active original church, and a really cool graveyard. Stop if only to get a few great pics. Enjoy!

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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

The Mission San Miguel Archangel can transport you back in time. Set in the small town bearing it's name, the mission is a piece of history. The setting is rustic, the grounds much as they might have been in 1797. Upon entering the chapel, you are truly transported back in time...the walls are adorned with paintings done by the natives... More 

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Minden, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This mission was closed for awhile after the earthquake, around 15 years ago, as there was damage in the church and the murals on the walls. They did a wonderful job on the restoration, as you would never know it was damaged. Some of the finest examples of murals painted by the native Indian population in all the California Missions.... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Considering that the grounds were constructed in 1821, the buildings and church are in remarkably good condition. This is still an active facility and active church where regularly scheduled masses are celebrated.

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Larkspur, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

I don't know if it was the western theme with giant cactus among wagon wheels, or the mission itself, but the entire San Miguel Mission complex was phenomenal, including the bell tower entrance to the south. The mission fountain was filled with lotus flowers and the rose gardens were very aromatic. I walked around the entire grounds over and over... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

We happened to get lost and stumbled upon this amazing place. Very beautiful structure with lots of history behind it. We walked around the outside enjoying the scenery and then took a $3 tour inside too. They also have a beautiful church inside and a cemetery next door. This place is special and aerie spooky vibes to it. I am... More 

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