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La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, Lompoc
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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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  • I've been to La Purisima many times. I usually come here to hike with my girlfriend and dog, but I occasionally come just to wander the grounds and say hi to the animals or peer into the rooms. I like...  more »
  • This is a state park so basically the hours are sunrise to sunset. Every now and then there are special night time events with docents as your host. The Mission is huge and there are many trails that ...  more »
  • You can explore this mission very well on foot even though :-), after visiting the theer gives you the Longhorn at the entrance which seems weary tourists a very good impression of the beautiful mission church and the life of the people, to a very nice mission garden. It's worth.
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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)