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Introducing the Explore Lompoc History of Landsat GeoTour - Now Live!

NASA, USGS, Explore Lompoc, and the City of Lompoc invite you to commemorate the launch of Landsat 9 from Vandenberg Space Force Base with an exciting new GeoTour! Celebrate 50 years of Landsat missions by discovering unique science and space-related geocaches in and around Lompoc, California. Prizes include commemorative NASA coins, limited edition Landsat swag, and souvenirs.

Lompoc is the best vantage point for all rocket launches on the West Coast. With unbridled lush hillsides, rich historic murals, a fully restored mission, and unique wine experiences, exploring space has never been this down to earth. Stay, cache, and play! Find moments that take you far beyond in Lompoc.

What is GeoCaching?

A modern outdoor treasure hunt using a personal Smartphone or GPS device to locate hidden containers called “geocaches.” There are over 6 million geocachers worldwide and 3.1 million active geocaches!

How to Play

  • Download and print the official GeoTour passport below, you'll need this to track your finds.
  • Go to and sign up for an account.
  • Download the Geocaching® app for your smartphone or load coordinates into your GPS device from Search by GeoTours and enter code GT4AE.
  • Find a History of Landsat in Lompoc GeoTour geocache and record the code word found in the cache container in the appropriate box on the passport.
  • Put the cache back where you found it.
  • Record your find on
  • Cache until you find all 9 geocaches to earn an official geocoin.
  • To receive your geocoin and other prizes, complete the survey on the back of this passport and bring it to the front desk of the Hilton Garden Inn Lompoc.

See passport for complete rules.

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For the geotour click here or search for cache GT4AE
For the adventure lab and bonus cache click here or search for cache GC9FH0K


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Celebrating 50 Years of Landsat in Lompoc

For 50 years, Vandenberg Space Force Base in Lompoc has served as the home of the Landsat Program. During this half-century of change, the Landsat series of satellites have taught us so much about the planet we all call home — from a perspective far, far above. Landsat 9 launched September, 27 2021.


La Purisima Mission Park Lompoc CA

Tour the most fully restored and furnished of the 21 California missions, featuring 10 buildings and 25 miles of hiking trails to explore. Don’t miss the living history events at La Purisima Mission scheduled throughout the year!

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La Purisima
Mission State Park

Feeding Time Mural Lompoc

Want to see some big art? In Lompoc it’s everywhere, with more than 40 murals throughout town, depicting scenes of Lompoc history, heritage, and diversity.

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Murals of Lompoc


Lompoc is home to La Purisima Mission State Historic Park, with 25 miles of hiking trails, connecting to the back country. Most of the trails are sandy and lead through a mix of chaparral and oak.

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Hiking Trails

Lompoc Aquatic Center

Lompoc’s state-of-the-art aquatics facility is one of the largest indoor water parks in California! It is available for recreational use, swim competitions, swim team training sessions, water polo tournaments, and private rentals.

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Aquatic Center