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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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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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Small, but nice, and free!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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248 reviews 248 reviews
29 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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222 reviews 222 reviews
62 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
14 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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108 reviews 108 reviews
33 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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