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Old Mission Santa Ines

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Address: 1760 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93464
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+1 805-688-4815

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Beautiful Mission!

This is one of my favorite missions to stop at. The history of the area is so rich and the missions truly are the best place to pick up Native American history (ironically)!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Irvine, California
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite missions to stop at. The history of the area is so rich and the missions truly are the best place to pick up Native American history (ironically)!

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Mission is worth a visit. It is one of the historical sites in California that should be preserved and visited by all.

Thank Makattak59
Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are lots of places to visit, but you might want to put this near the top of that list. The self guided tour is very informative and steps you through the development and history of the Missions in California. For the $5 entrance fee it was well worth the time & money spent.

Thank JamesUKUSA69
Solvang, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful stop. Enjoy the Museum, gift shop, tours and daily Mass in beautiful church. Beautiful gardens.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Mission after spending the morning at La Purisima Concepcion. It is unfair to compare the two missions, but Mission Santa Ines did not compare to the ability to walk through, explore and learn. Our children were not as engaged to the history of the Mission, and soon became bored. My wife and I shared the same sentiment after... More 

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Encino, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A worthwhile stop as this is one of the original California Missions and part of the Mission Trail. Located at the eastern end of Solvang it is an easy and quick stop to see where it all began in the early days of California.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Garden areas were nice, not sure about the recorded walking tour of the mission itself. Like most of these missions they kind of ignore the obvious that it was one of the means of making native american tribes more submissive to their wants and needs. This was done by using them for cheap labor while forcing them to give up... More 

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Fullerton, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Right in downtown solvang walking distance to all the action. Situated on a hillside with amazing views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is a must to visit when going to Solvang. Beautiful Mission, and very knowledgeable staff. I would definitely recommend the tour.

Thank Gregory C
San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Well kept museum, garden, and cemetery. Very nice view of nearby valley. Perfect place to walk and think in the quiet.

Thank VictoriaK2

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