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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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  • We've probably stopped at more than a dozen of the California missions. This one is not as architecturally intriguing as some of the others (e.g., Santa Barbara) or set in as scenic a locale as some o...  more »
  • Wonderfully restored mission. Even has animals! It costs $5.00 to park your car and you can visit for as long as you like! Restrooms conveniently located. The visitor center closes early on Monday so ...  more »
  • This is a neat place to stop off if you are road tripping or are planning a visit to Santa Ynez Valley. Our tour leader (Anne, who leads the free daly tour) was so passionate, knowledgeable and person...  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)