Mission State Park, Santa Cruz

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Mission State Park is located in Santa Cruz. Make Mission State Park a centerpiece of your Santa Cruz vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Santa Cruz trip planning tool .
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  • The gift shop is a half-scale replica of the original mission. Around the corner to the right is the State Park with the historical displays of what mission life was like for early Californian people....  more »
  • I love history, and the establishment of the original European settlements here in California are of great interest to me. At this actual State Park, the Ranger on duty explained a lot more to us, whi...  more »
  • This mission is not original. It has been rebuilt. It is very small and there are only a few pieces displayed in the gift shop. It still is very neat to see all the Missions.  more »

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