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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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9:30 am - 4:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Fun Tour with Riverside History

Mission Inn Museum covers a lot of history in a very concentrated space. You can walk about the little museum for free and soak up as little or as much of the history for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mission Inn Museum covers a lot of history in a very concentrated space. You can walk about the little museum for free and soak up as little or as much of the history for the Mission Inn and Riverside as you wish. We tried one day tour and one evening tour led by docents from the museum. Both tours were... More 

1 Thank TouristeSeattle
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Historic hotel, good museum for local history, and the docent led tours are wonderful. Great way to spend a plesant day in Riverside even if you are not a guest of the hotel. Especially wonderful during the holiday season (11/26 forward into early January) for the Festival of Lights when the hotel is decorated in an amazing display. Several very... More 

Thank Donna G
Riverside, California
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've taken the tour twice in the past year and both times it was very enjoyable! As a Riverside native I highly recommend taking the tour and spending a little time (and money) in the gift shop. Riverside has a rich history and the Mission Inn is an integral part of it.

Thank Michellle2014
Riverside, California
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch buffet is good most days for under 20.00 including beverage. The dessert area is wonderful.

Thank Peggy u
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1,001 reviews
433 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Few hotels, even those steeped in history have their own museum, but the Mission Inn is not even a usual historic grand hotel. Its museum prominently, not hidden on the front corner of the property on Main and Mission Inn Street is a gem, worthy of a visit all by itseff. This is THE place to really study and further... More 

Thank Richard S
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

we love the mission inn. even when it is not christmas this is a unique hotel that has a vibe unlike any ohter hotel. almost every room is different in style and size. i used to love staying in the turret room. it is in the front of the hotel so you can see the pool but look out at... More 

Thank Barbara M
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

it was free but was over- hyped as a major attraction, most of the building designs where blocked off or could not see it is a working hotel parking yu pay for or find a metered parking

Thank Leonard K
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

A very pleasent and small place for the history of Mission Inn... a very convenient location at the corner of the Hotel.A must see.

1 Thank gemseye
Ontario, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

A tradition for our family during the holidays. Carriage rides, ice skating, reindeer, music, food, and of course over a million Christmas lights.

Thank Hector R
Moreno Valley, California
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11 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great place to go during the holiday season and see all of the people around that beatiuful Mission Inn. Love the ice rink on the mall area behind the hotel, and so many lights.

Thank Steve H

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