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. Before you visit Lompoc, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The park has a lot of trails, and the park is deceptively large. The visitor center is top notch, and certainly worth a stop. 
    The park has a lot of trails, and the park is deceptively large. The visitor center is top notch, and certainly worth a stop.  more »
  • Love this place. It's a great place to bring out of Town/State company. It's educational and takes you back in time. It helps you to understand the history of this area and to understand how they... 
    Love this place. It's a great place to bring out of Town/State company. It's educational and takes you back in time. It helps you to understand the history of this area and to understand how they...  more »
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  • Love La Purisima Mission! I went about a year ago and had one of the best tours I’ve ever been on with a young park ranger named Jesus, his passion inspired me to complete the entire mission system and to study California history. I returned with my family in hopes to go on his tour but was saddened to hear that he no longer worked there. Other than that we still enjoyed a self guided tour.
  • This is a nice place to take a class for educational purposes. It teaches them how life was for the Missionaries a long time ago. The best age too go in my opinion, is ages 7 to 12. There are a lot of rooms to see, and I think small children may get bored, although parts are outdoors, which would help.

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