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Mission Inn Museum

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Address: 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
Phone Number: 909-784-0300
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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A great tour.

Learning the history of the Inn was very interesting, 1 1/2 hours not enough for all the knowledge the docent has to share.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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San Diego, California
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San Diego, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Learning the history of the Inn was very interesting, 1 1/2 hours not enough for all the knowledge the docent has to share.

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Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I hate to say it 'cause i love Riverside, but there's not much to see here. I suppose it's worth a little trek through the "museum", although it feels more like a gift shop.

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San Francisco, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you like historical tours then this one is great. It took a little over an hour with not a lot of stairs. A lot of history in the place so it was great to take advantage of as we were staying in the hotel.

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Los Angeles
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

All I can say is WOW! We've known about the Mission Inn for much of the time we've lived in Southern California, but had never visited. I recently completed a project in Riverside and decided to mix a business trip with some sightseeing. The hotel is a real gem. It is a mishmosh of styles, mostly what's become known as... More 

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

They have done so much to preserve our local history. Take a tour of the Mission Inn through them! What a beautiful hotel too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went for my birthday. Had dinner, drinks & walked around. beautiful place to go to around christmas time. The christmas decorations are breathtaking.

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Bellevue, Washington
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

If you want to visit a hotel that doesn't resemble any Sheraton/Marriot/Hyatt you've ever stayed in, give the Inn a close look. Founded, outfitted and originally managed by an unusually wealthy collector, this odd "hotel" can best be described as architectural chaos. Stuffed with curios and eccentric collections of bells, Asian artifacts, Spanish motifs, the Inn has hosted many political... More 

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We visited during the Festival of Lights and the place was VERY busy, making getting about on the tour we took quite difficult. Our tour group was rather large which made gathering around the guide equally as difficult. The guide offered a lot of information but the history of this place isn't all that interesting. The founder was a "collector",... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The drive to Riverside was worth it. We made it a point to drive early so make sure we found street parking to avoid paying parking. There were plenty of food vendors selling hot chocolate to hot dogs. And my favorite part was to sit in front of Mission Inn to just soak in the lights. There was a small... More 

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San Diego, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Went on a tour during the Festival of Lights & was very disappointed. From what I had read online I expected to see much more of the inn. Some of the things I REALLY wanted to see was the rotunda stair case & the beautiful chapel. We were not permitted to see either. In addition to not fulling getting to... More 

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