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Mission Inn Museum

3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
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Ranked #3 of 17 attractions in Riverside
Type: Architectural Buildings, Missions
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Riverside, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Mission Inn Museum has lots to look at and offers tours of the historic Mission Inn. Great fun for the entire family!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We took the tour of the Mission Inn based on the compliments it received by tour-mates we had the day before at the Citrus State Park (which we were quite impressed and surprised by). The museum itself was getting a face lift, and from what we were able to see there were some interesting artifacts and not much else. Our... More

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Altadena, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

This is an unassuming but interesting museum. Most of the emphasis is upon local flora and fauna. There are specific exhibits related to John Muir and the cabin of a local naturalist named Yeager. Quite a few exhibits deal with Native American artifacts. Oddly, there are also exhibits related to military service and guns Quite a nice book store.

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Riverside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is one of the best places at Riverside, they have tours every four hours to show you the history how the Mission Inn was created. Also they have 3 excellent restaurants in which you can have a delicious experience. I recommended to have breakfast there is very nutritive.

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Sanderson, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

A great addition to the Mission Inn. It has historical items, as well as gift items to take back home. The staff was very nice!

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Simi Valley, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

A historic and quaint hotel right in the middle of Riverside. The hotel is clean and the beautiful grounds are well maintained. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The food at each of the restaurants on the property are delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed our guided tour lead by Patricia of this fascinating hotel and its history. Beautiful rooms (the chapel is breathtaking) and an intriguing story make for a very enjoyable visit, worth the detour en route from Temecula to Palm Springs. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a behind-the-scenes story or enjoys historical buildings. We stayed on... More

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Tustin, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

The museum at the Mission Inn aim Riverside is quite interesting. Be sure to take the free tour. The tour will take you to places not normally seen, like the chapel on the second floor.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I'd never heard of Frank Miller and spent some time in the museum to find out a bit about him before taking the guided tour of the hotel. I thought he was a really fascinating man and sounded like a real character. The hotel he created is amazing and we returned to view it at night in all its 4... More

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Olympia, Washington
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19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I never stayed there, so I cannot say anything about the hotel rooms, but it was all decked out for Christmas and very beautiful. There were tons of people walking around and in the hotel and I saw numerous times where the people who were actually staying at the hotel were getting frustrated trying to get their luggage around us... More

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