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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2015
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Riverside, California
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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 

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Riverside, California
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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.

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West Hollywood, California
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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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 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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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 

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Riverside, California
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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

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New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Stopped in as I had some time. This would be a great museum for children. Interesting mix of items - some hands on. A nice collection of items related to US armed forces - was a bit surprised to find Civil War artifacts in a museum in California.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

This is a great place to start learning about Riverside and the history of the citrus business and how the area developed. Always interesting, across from the Art Museum and Mission Inn, walkable from Marriott.

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Modesto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

The exhibit on military service men and women was moving and respectfully done. Enjoyed the Ansel Adams temporary exhibit and the local focus. The exhibits are well maintained and offer more variety than I was expecting. Great was to spend a few hours. Limited hours and donations accepted.

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Tucson, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

The staff was delightful and courteous...just as I remembered from my childhood years. I still love it!!

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Additional Information about Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Address: 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
Phone Number: 951-826-5273
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Riverside
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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