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La Purisima State Historical Park

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

La Purisima Mission is beautifully restored; it's in a lovely valley setting that takes you right... read more

Reviewed 19 April 2016
The best of all of the California Missions

I must admit that I am biased because I live in Lompoc, but this is the best mission of them all... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2016
Denise R
Lompoc, California
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2295 Purisima Road, Lompoc, CA 93436-9647
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Reviewed 19 April 2016

La Purisima Mission is beautifully restored; it's in a lovely valley setting that takes you right back in time. Start at the excellent museum, where you can learn about the original residents of the area, the Chumash; the Spanish settlement of the region, and the...More

Thank ArlettaC
Reviewed 31 March 2016

I must admit that I am biased because I live in Lompoc, but this is the best mission of them all. It is one of only two that are not surrounded by a "city". It is outside the city in a wonderful nature setting. Similar...More

Thank Denise R
Reviewed 23 March 2016

Check out the grounds and the interpretive exhibits. Well worth a couple of hours to gain a little history of Californial

Thank Ron Y
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A must visit for anyone visiting California, who want to see past the superficial film industry facade and develop an understanding of this land pre-colonial contact.

Thank TerriD282
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Eighth mission I've visited in California, and like San Juan Capistrano, this is really a historical park (and no longer a working church), not as elaborate as Capistrano but more rudimentary. There is a dedicated staff of re-enactors who make all kinds of presentations about...More

Thank WestSideKid
Reviewed 3 March 2016

This place is wonderful...I would for sure spend more time here if you can. There are hiking trails to take, animals to see, and buildings to explore. The path is dirt and some of the buildings entry ways are not very big. So its not...More

Thank Jesscali89
Reviewed 19 February 2016

What a great setting - historically restored original California Mission with miles of hiking trail surrounding. Many people appear to park down the street to avoid the $6 charge for parking, but if you do pay to park you enter right at the Visitor's Center....More

Thank Leigth M
Reviewed 12 February 2016

There's much history in this mission. This mission is non active but open to public and travelers like me. Featured on Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures as one of the most haunted mission. I saw it on TV and now I was there, that's cool. Take...More

Thank JYY702
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,...More

Thank Sajoranoll
Reviewed 8 February 2016

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

Thank Mark H
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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.