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Mission Inn Museum

3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
909-784-0300
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Ranked #5 of 22 Attractions in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Architectural Buildings, Missions
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Benicia, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Small museum combined with gift shop. Our tour met here. We learned a great deal about the Inn by walking through the museum before tour time. We were able to ask our Docent questions about things we saw in the museum and she was very knowledgeable. Treat yourself to a cupcake when you leave! It is a cupcake shop down... More

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Riverside, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Vintage not old. Lots of great history. Its architecture is beautiful. I have been taking my children to this hotel for many years. All seasons. Specially Christmas. The atmosphere is enchanting. They decorate it with all Christmas accessories. The patios are beautiful. The food is delicious. I have only ate there once. I believe I had Calamari. They have many... More

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Burbank, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great Mexican Food and the atmosphere was beyond compare. We had to wait for a table on the patio (we didn't have reservations) so we went to the bar. The bar is a old style almost New York type place. Great drinks and really nice. The patio was absolutely great for dinner. Nice lighting and appointments. The food was delightful... More

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Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I noticed some people confuse the "tour" with the "museum". You do sign up and begin the Mission Inn tour at the museum door but two different activities. The museum is a small room that can easily be done in 20 minutes. There are photographs and artifacts that showcase the development of the Mission Inn through the years. There is... More

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Newport Beach California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Last time I got a tour by a local and it was awesome! he knew all the nooks and crannies and was a delight!

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Fillmore, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tour was great. They take you in rooms that are not accessible to the general public. Learning about the history of the hotel was very interesting.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We happened to be walking around and found the museum. There was even a gentleman who was there and told us a story about some of the paintings. A nice find when you are looking for something to do.

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Los Angeles, California
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76 reviews 76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The mission Inn holds many secrets-do not miss the tour given by the little museum. We were the only ones on the tour and were lucky enough to get the long version. See the magnificent chapel with Tiffany windows and glorious gold saturated Retabla (the wall behind the altar) from Mexico circa 18th century . The Oriental room and garden-eclectic... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We missed the last tour, but enjoyed the grounds and the gift shop. Will make sure we make the tour next time.

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Riverside, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

A behind the scenes look at a historic landmark that was fun and informative. We learned a lot about this beautiful building.

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