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Mission San Buenaventura

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Address: 225 East Main Street, Ventura, CA 93001
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We were lucky enough to get a docent to walk us through... Lots more than meets the eye. Good museum, plus a functioning church. Wooden bells, nice moorish fountain and gardens... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were lucky enough to get a docent to walk us through... Lots more than meets the eye. Good museum, plus a functioning church. Wooden bells, nice moorish fountain and gardens. Strongly suggest getting a tour if it is available.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The missions sits right below Serra Cross Park. The Spanish influence is beautifully reflected in tile fountains and gardens. Church is lovingly maintained and garden is a wonderful place to reflect, very serene. After you take the tour, make sure to spend time in the gift shop with many reasonable priced items.

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new jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is beautiful. I enjoyed it there is a lot of history here like stepping back in time over 200 years. The have a very nice gift shop and the church is so pretty.

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to many of the Missions but first time here and was impressed by the beautiful garden in the courtyard. The mission itself is well maintained and as usual I was awed by the structure.

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Los Angeles, California
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245 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It just looked like just another building on the busy street UNTIL you started noticing all the out buildings and the water fountain across the street, and the yards and, and, and....

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Lompoc, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Decided this would be a good year to visit all of the Spanish missions in California; I've lived here all my life but have only been to 5 or 6 of the 21 missions. Picked San Buenaventura since it was a decent drive for a day trip on a Monday holiday. This mission is still a very active Catholic parish... More 

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Irvine, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The mission is small but appealing. A nice, quick stop. Not a whole lot to see but worthwhile for stretching the legs and learning a little history. $4 donation per adult.

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Turlock, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I am touring Missions on my vacation. This Mission is small compared to others. It is nice though. This one may not be as amazing as San Juan Capistrano or Santa Barbara but it has character and wonderful history.

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Carthage, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Lovely gardens....very helpful staff. The Mission is quiet and peaceful...a nice stop in a busy day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

This Mission is wonderful. It was randomly given to us by my sons teacher and it turned out to be a learning experience. It was decorated for Christmas and it really gave us a real special feeling when we were there. It's in the main part of downtown Ventura so after the visit you can grab a coffee or food.

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