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Mission Inn Museum

Address: 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
Phone Number: 909-784-0300
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Ranked #4 of 14 Attractions in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Architectural Buildings, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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Monroeville, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
30 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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Los Angeles
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283 reviews 283 reviews
236 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We were so excited to come to the Mission Inn for the first time and take the Tour during the Christmas season. We booked the 4 pm tour and it was billed to be 90 minutes, and we thought we would see the lights. We came early and saw the museum, which wasn't bad but it is small. Then we... More 

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Orange, California
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77 reviews 77 reviews
11 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We enjoyed seeing the Christmas spendor of lights at the Mission Inn, Disneylandish. We enjoyed getting away from the crowds by stepping into the hotels cozy bar with live music for a nice Christmas cheer. This is a great one time event if you don't mind the drive and the crowds.

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Pasadena, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My husband and I recently came to see the Christmas lights, which we decided to do based on reviews we read online. Many websites rate this as one of the best things to do in our area at Christmas. I don't know if I would go that far, but the lights were really nice and well-done. It was very crowded... More 

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Irvine, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The Museum is also their store with all types of Christmas items now. BEFORE you take the docent-led tour, allow yourself 30 minutes to read through the small museum as it gives you the essential background data that will help. The docents lead great tours of the Historic Mission Inn -- the best way to get around because unless you... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I love looking back how time use to be. Seeing actual artifacts that have survided time is an event in itself.

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Southern California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I love this shop with all of the Riverside and Mission themed gifts. Staff are very nice and even let our poodle come in to shop.

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florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This is a terrific place to go to get an overview of this area and the Mission Inn. Lots to see and read. Enjoyed it

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