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La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, Lompoc

Categories: Missions, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.7/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web
Explore the cultural heritage of California at La Purisima Mission State Historic Park. The park covers an area of 1220 sq km (470 sq mi) and represents what used to be the home of the Chumash people, as well as Spanish settlers. Hike around the park and discover original buildings from 1820s, or watch for livestock that lives there today. You can see the reconstruction of life from that period, with pottery and candle making, weaving, and blacksmithing on site. Work out when and for how long to visit La Purisima Mission State Historic Park and other Lompoc attractions using our handy Lompoc travel itinerary maker.
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  • Love this place It is Beautiful. It's self guided. A great learning excursion for the family . They have animals and allow you to walk through the mission to see how the missionaries lived long ago , ...  read more »
  • Very informative museum. See this museum before going to the buildings. Well restored & maintained buildings. Easy to navigate without a guide. 
  • La Purisima Mission, is not an active church and is a State Park. It has had significant restoration accomplished to represent life as it was in its early day. There are both indoor and outdoor exhibi...  read more »
  • I went here twice during the La Purisima day when they show how people used to live in the past. My kids got to try making wine by pressing grapes down with bare feet. It was fun experience and also we got to eat fresh made bread with jam and freshly made butter. Fun stuff. Definitely recommend it :) One of the best field trip!
  • In the rustic hillside of Lompoc California, an original site from 1813 through1836. Daily tours start at 1p.m and are open to the public and free of charge. Parking fee of $6.00. all ages welcome. Park open 9 a.m through 5 p.m everyday except Christmas and New Years day.
  • Loved seeing the was an awesome experience. Family members traveled from oakland to see the mission and they were mesmerized. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful park like that here in lompoc.
  • Great period preservation. The special event days offer great insight into life "back in the day".
  • It was an awesome experience of Furisima. Enjoyed here very much.
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