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Riverside Metropolitan Museum

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Address: 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone Number: 951-826-5273
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Artifacts of the early days in Riverside.

Great place to see the historical beginning of a beautiful little town. In these days of hyper speed change, its a welcome reminder to see the efforts made in real time to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
Malibu, California
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Chula Vista, California
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21 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you have time, stop by. Easily done in less than an hour. Free, but you may leave a donation. Convenient location if staying at the Mission Inn.

Thank Carmen W
Lancaster, California
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Beautiful museum. Very creative. I stumbled upon this little gem on a hot day. Nice way to spend a couple hours. Learn about Riverside history. Which if you have ever hike mount. Ribadoux it has some pictures and history. Admission is free. But they do except donations

Thank Melissa J
Beijing, China
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492 reviews
342 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 400 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I visited the museum quite many years ago and thought it was so boring. However, I was a teen and could care less about a museum. I’ve since visited many countries and enjoy museums. It details the local society and culture and shows the richness of the people. Now I can say that many museums (mind you I’m saying this... More 

1 Thank Daniel A
Malibu, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Great place to see the historical beginning of a beautiful little town. In these days of hyper speed change, its a welcome reminder to see the efforts made in real time to develop the land and the work and the effort we most often take for granted. The artifacts are testimonials to the settlers and the natives Americans who inhabited... More 

Thank earthmudra
Riverside, California
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This Museum displays Riverside history and is very informative. There is so much to see and learn. The exhibits are interesting and enjoyable. My classroom of children loved the museum as well! We learned a lot about the city of Riverside, and it was well worth the visit. The museum is very pleasant and the staff was very helpful. The... More 

Thank Maria C
Riverside, California
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65 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

If you live in Riverside, you have a chance to learn about your history. If you're visiting Riverside, it gives you an opportunity to learn about the region's history. A nice and informative way to spend a half hour. The staff were very friendly and there's a nice, small museum shop.

1 Thank twofromLA
West Hollywood, California
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288 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Quite a collection for such a small museum. Admission is FREE! We gave a donation at the end and on street free parking can easily be found. We have never had any issues with our car, just read the signs. Call ahead for hours - on the website it said 12-4 it was 1:30 - 4:30 today. Came upon a... More 

Thank Holly K
Phoenix, Arizona
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56 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stopped here on our way into California. It was close to the freeway. Free parking in the garage. Look at their website for which garage to park in. The suggested donation was reasonable. We wanted somewhere to get out of the car and stretch our legs for a short while. This was just right. It IS small but a... More 

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Indio, California
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280 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Stopped in to see the exhibits. They had a nice small museum and were showing a John Muir collection. Very informative. The animal section was nice and about desert and local wildlife. Other sections were good and informative. Did not take long to see but was worth it and there was no charge. It is right downtown by a lot... More 

Thank Jim K
Riverside, California
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72 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Just happened to be walking by, had not been in years. No entry fee, but request donations. Loved all the habitats that were set up, getting an up close look at the nature in the area. The war exhibit also very interesting. Must go upstairs to see the nature center

2 Thank eydie68

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