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La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, Lompoc

(4.7/5 based on 260 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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  • This is the mission that I had chosen to visit among all those located along the road trip. And I've not been disappointed. The pieces are tremendously well restored, each with his "job". Under sweltering heat we are once more only tourists to visit.
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  • They knew a large group of us was coming from a conference, and did it up well. SO: phone in and try to go when there are docents there to interpret the rooms. I liked the blacksmiths and the soldado ...  more »
  • Great historical park. Abundant information of early calif. times. Met a great docent, George Corrales at 93, survivor of the Battle to the bulge. He is a treasured asset to to the visit.  more »
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  • Another beautiful mission. I love touring here. They have made it a lot of fun to take pictures and walk around the property.
  • 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!
  • Great period preservation. The special event days offer great insight into life "back in the day".
  • Loved seeing the mission..it 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 hiking place! A lot of history and a lot of insects...beware x)