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Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission
"Unique to Mission San Luis Rey is the Lavanderia the largest archeological site at any of the Missions. The Lavanderia or laundry is where the Luiseno Indians and Mission residents did their bathing and washed their clothes. Water was channeled from the San Luis Rey River behind the Mission through aqueducts into a series of tile and stone pools to the Lavanderia and surr Spanish Mission Mexican Secularization and American Military periods. Although painted over through the years
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Mission San Luis Rey Museum Admission
"Unique to Mission San Luis Rey is the Lavanderia the largest archeological site at any of the Missions. The Lavanderia or laundry is where the Luiseno Indians and Mission residents did their bathing and washed their clothes. Water was channeled from the San Luis Rey River behind the Mission through aqueducts into a series of tile and stone pools to the Lavanderia and surr Spanish Mission Mexican Secularization and American Military periods. Although painted over through the years
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"With the Go San Diego™ Card enjoy access to 43 unique attractions activities and tours all around San Diego and beyond including Los Angeles. A total value of more than USD $1000 the Go San Diego™ Card is available to you at one low price! Visit San Diego’s most popular attractions such as the San Diego Zoo LEGOLAND® California
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Mission's Cemetery Gardens

The gardens and cemetery meld together to create a peaceful and somber atmosphere with beautiful well kept lawns and lined with remembrance of many loved ones that have pasted. The cemetery consists...
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Yaqui
Oct 17, 2010

Registered National Historic Landmark #NPS–7000014

The plaque reads, “San Luis Rey Mission Church has been designated a Registered National historic Landmark under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935. This site possesses...
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Yaqui
May 29, 2010

Gift Shop

For unique gifts, mementos, books on mission history and religious articles.The Mission San Luis Rey Gift Shop offers a wide-range of gifts, mementos and books documenting the history of the Mission...
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Yaqui
May 29, 2010

Enjoy the Gardens and Statuary

I was fortunate to have visited Assisi, the town of St. Francis in 2001. When I saw this statue of St. Francis, it reminded me of that trip and of the great influence one man can have on the whole...
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Goner
Apr 21, 2003

Mission San Luis Rey

The Sacred Garden. You can view but not walk around the premises. A beautiful and peaceful place.The mission property is quite large and not only includes the church and museum but another courtyard...
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annk
Apr 20, 2003

Visit Mission San Luis Rey

Mission San Luis Rey is called the "King of the Missions". It is a good example of the architecture during the time the Franciscan order established the missions in California.It was the Luiseno...
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Goner
Apr 19, 2003

Mission San Luis Rey

Also known as the "King of the Missions", it is one of the largest in the chain of 21 missions in California. It was founded in 1798 by Father Fermen Laseun and named after Louis IX, King of...
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annk
Apr 19, 2003

Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

Tucked away in a quiet North San Diego County Valley, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean, you will find a majestic jewel of early California history called Mission San Luis Rey. Walking through...
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spartan
Nov 18, 2002

Do not miss the Mission San...

Do not miss the Mission San Luis Rey in Oceanside -- it is gorgeous!!See my Mission San Luis Rey Travelogue for some shots of the exterior (it was closed the day we went but even just the exterior is...
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lauriejeanne
Sep 07, 2002

Monument Luiseno Americans

The cemetery is the oldest in North County and contains a monument built in 1830 in memory of the Luiseno Indians, this area's first inhabitants.Open daily.
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Yaqui
Oct 17, 2010

The Cemetery is Quite Interesting

The cemetery holds a musoleum of past Franciscans and a statue Father Junipero Serra who lead his Franscian brothers to California to build the missions.
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Goner
Apr 21, 2003

Tour the Interior of the Mission

The interior of the Mission has been decorated as you would imagine it was when the Franciscans returned in 1892; very simple, without gilding or marble statuary unlike the churches in Europe.
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Apr 19, 2003
 
 
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Things to Do Near Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

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Point Reyes National Seashore

After visiting Muir Woods, we continued north to Point Reyes National Seashore. It took us a bit more time to get up there than the mileage would suggest, Highway 1 was winding and slow but a pretty...
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Holiday Park

The second annual Carlsbad Brew Fest will be held at this park. San Diego is bursting at the seams with microbreweries and Carlsbad Rotary Club, Carlsbad High Noon Rotary Club and Carlsbad Brewers...
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Twin Inns 1887 - Ocean House

Built in 1887, this mansion first belong to Gerhard Schutte, a co-founder of Carlsbad. Built in Queen Anne architectural style you cannot miss it on Carlsbad Blvd. It is now a restaurant, so set aside...
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K1 Speed Carlsbad

After lunch with the boys, we headed over to Carlsbad to experience the thrill of wheel to wheel racing with high performance electric karts. At K1 Speed, you race against all racers and against the...
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LegoLand

As part of our San Diego weekend getaway, we spent a day at LegoLand. We weren't really sure what to expect, having done no research prior, but we absolutely loved it. There is so much for kids to...
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SEA LIFE Aquarium

This is a small aquarium that you can get through in about an hour. It's feels very kid-centric, which makes sense as it is practically part of Legoland. My 4 year old had the most fun with the slide...
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Getting to Mission San Luis Rey de Francia

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4050 Mission Avenue

Hours

  • Sunday 10:00 to 16:30
  • Monday 09:30 to 16:30
  • Tuesday 09:30 to 16:30
  • Wednesday 09:30 to 16:30
  • Thursday 09:30 to 16:30
  • Friday 09:30 to 16:30
  • Saturday 10:00 to 16:30

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