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Mission State Park

144 School St, Santa Cruz, CA
+1 831-425-5849
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Original mission is NOT the big building on the square!

I love history, and the establishment of the original European settlements here in California are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
JohnInItaly
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Santa Cruz, California
Replica

This mission is not original. It has been rebuilt. It is very small and there are only a few pieces... read more

Reviewed 23 June 2017
Tcard2013
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Turlock, California
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The park houses a replica of the mission founded in 1791.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good49%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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144 School St, Santa Cruz, CA
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+1 831-425-5849
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love history, and the establishment of the original European settlements here in California are of great interest to me. At this actual State Park, the Ranger on duty explained a lot more to us, which we appreciated. There are photos in the office of...More

Thank JohnInItaly
Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

This mission is not original. It has been rebuilt. It is very small and there are only a few pieces displayed in the gift shop. It still is very neat to see all the Missions.

Thank Tcard2013
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Although the original mission chapel is no longer, the recontructed one is simply beautiful. the mission chapel has a simple mueseum (religious items) and a peaceful play to pray. I have seen many missions and while this one doesn't have all the original buildings as...More

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Small mission, free admission, self guided tour that will take just a few minutes. A humble place of worship that is an important part of California history.

Thank vacayfamily2016
Reviewed 18 November 2016

This is an important but smaller historical California Mission that you should visit. It is in a park with a large Catholic Church and a park with lots of places to hang out. Quaint architecture and still serves as an active church with services.

Thank Oceandweller7
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We went to the site of the old Santa Cruz Mission over which is now built a Catholic Church - old itself as built in 1889 The site is pretty The only surviving mission building is a dormitory that has been restored and functions as...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 12 November 2016

This was a pretty little park, with tables, parking close to the beach, nice trees and grass area, and restrooms.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Made the trip for my sons fourth grade project. We had a blast. What a beautiful location and quite a learning experience.

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 9 October 2016

I've been photographing the Spanish Missions for the last couple of years. This mission is a recreation as the original was demolished during an earth quake. It's worth the time and great for photography.

Thank bennett942
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Although the original mission is gone. The new church is historic and beautiful. The site is pretty and the original Spanish plaza remains.

Thank Anne G
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