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La Purisima State Historical Park

2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
+1 805-733-3713
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Great example of a working California mission

La Purisima Mission is the best glimpse into daily life at a California mission that I've seen. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Scott M
Sonoma, California
via mobile
Mission visit

Mission is very well reconstructed...everything is open and available to see...has a good visitor... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Walnut Creek, California
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2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
+1 805-733-3713
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

La Purisima Mission is the best glimpse into daily life at a California mission that I've seen. The property has been improved over the years. A new Visitor Center has terrific exhibits. Touring missions isn't for everyone, but as someone who has seen most of...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Mission is very well reconstructed...everything is open and available to see...has a good visitor center and grounds...even the many plants have signs explaining their uses to the Indian population. Well worth your time to experience 19th century mission life.

Thank travelrat47
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of my favorite mission. It is located with so much acreage around it that you can hike for miles. It is just like stepping back in time. Very authentic with sheep, cows and horses!

Thank nacilake
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've driven by here many times and have never had time to stop. Today while out for a motorcycle ride I decided to visit the mission. What a treat! Walking around the mission grounds was perfect with plenty of signs explaining the buildings and other...More

Thank VictoryVisionTim
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This may be the best mission to visit. It's not the fanciest, or the biggest chapel, doesn't have the prettiest gardens, but it is out in the country and has a lot of land, along with some animals, so it is probably best at giving...More

Thank westerntravelwizard
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Misión La Purísima Concepción De María Santísima (Mission of the Immaculate Conception of Most Holy Mary) was founded by Father Presidente Fermin de Lasuén on December 8, 1787 and was the 11th of 21 Franciscan Missions in California. La Purisima Mission State Historic Park covers...More

Thank Walker S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

This compound has enough original building and landscape to make a visit worthwhile. Combine this with a visit to the nearby Mission at Santa Barbara and you will see the skills and lives of the Padre's come to life.

Thank Garey C
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The Mission gives a really good feel for what life must have been like 200 years ago and is also a good education for those knowing little of this period in California's history.

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 14 April 2017

This mission was authentically reconstructed in the 1930's by the CCC. A tour led by a park ranger really gave us some great insights into the mission's purpose and function.

Thank sawdusted
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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

This is one of the best restored mission in California. The buildings and grounds are in excellent shape. Lots to see and do! If you like to run there are many trails throughout the mission grounds. If you take the Upper Loop you'll be welcomed...More

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How far is it from O Cairns Inn?any public transportation??.
31 July 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.
How far is it from OCairns inn?for public transportation to it?
31 July 2016|
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Response from JYY702 | Reviewed this property |
Maybe uber. Its only 3 miles away.