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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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Hours:
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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FREE museum worth so much!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
Holly K
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West Hollywood, California
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West Hollywood, California
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247 reviews 247 reviews
28 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 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 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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197 reviews 197 reviews
50 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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 

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Riverside, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
12 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

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New Jersey
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91 reviews 91 reviews
31 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
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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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Riverside, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

Have not been in the museum since it has been renovated. Limited space to display all of the rich heritage of Riverside and the area.

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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
26 attraction reviews
290 helpful votes 290 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

This small museum is definitely worth a visit when visiting Riverside. The main gallery has rotating exhibits and there is always something interesting to view. There are displays of local history such as animal habitats and native American artifacts. Currently there is a display called "Force of Arms" which features military artifacts from the Civil War, WWI, WWII and present... More 

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