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Riverside Metropolitan Museum

3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Riverside
Type: Museums
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Palm Springs, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 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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52 reviews 52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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16 attraction reviews
219 helpful votes 219 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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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is a museum for everyone. The admission is free, and the suggested donation is $3/visitor. The museum is not only showcasing different interesting categories, it is also accepting small item donations for the display board. It is one of the most popular sightseeing spots in downtown Riverside.

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Long Beach CA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

no charge, donations accepted. took maybe 1 hour to go through ground floor. interesting local info about area and Rin Tin Tin.

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