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California Citrus State Historic Park

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Address: 9400 Dufferin, Riverside, CA 92504
Phone Number: +1 951-780-6222
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
Description: A 377-acre park dedicated to the preservation of California's citrus...
A 377-acre park dedicated to the preservation of California's citrus heritage. Docent guided grove tours (Tour & Taste) start PROMPTLY at 1030, 1200, & 2pm on weekends (depending on docent availability). Not all docents give grove tours. No reservations required. Tour group size limited to 15 guests. It is advised that you call the Visitor Center to make sure tours are available on the day you plan to visit the park.
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Tasting! YUM

We took a tour and were taken into the orchards to taste the different varieties of fruit. It was very cool. I learned so much. It was lots of fun.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We took a tour and were taken into the orchards to taste the different varieties of fruit. It was very cool. I learned so much. It was lots of fun.

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California
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14 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you like citrus fruit, this is a mandatory stop. There's the expected museum and gift shop, but the highlight was the citrus tour. You and a small group of people walk through the very large orchard. The guide tells you about the different types of citrus, and picks and passes around samples of various fruits. I had no idea... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

This is a hidden gem in Riverside. We took the 2 p.m. tour and must have eaten 20 different varieties of lemons, oranges, grapefruits, and kumquats. The fruit was juicy and flavorful, and our tour guide Joe was a wealth of information about the citrus varieties. We also were able to pick two bags of citrus to take home. You... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Some parks are all about nature, others are all about sports. This is a peaceful example of a working citrus grove, with a few facilities for picnics and weddings, but it's really about seeing many kinds of fruit trees in cultivation. It's a sunny, lovely place with an encompassing view of the valley, and a window to the past of... More 

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Riverside, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had been planning to visit here for years and finally had the chance today. Very happy we did! The Park far exceeded our expectations. Be sure to make time to join a walking tour through the citrus grove or you will miss out on a very special experience. As a long-time Riverside resident, I was amazed at the many... More 

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STUDIO CITY
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Very nice tour about 45 minutes, knowledgeable tour guide, sampled juicy fruit off the trees & learned a lot. Wear a hat, sunscreen, no heels!

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SoCal
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Everyone I've taken to the Citrus Park loves it. The tour of the orange groves is so awesome... It's free and you get free citrus of multiple varietals. The docents are all volunteers; they're quite knowledgeable of both local history and citrus in general. They do a remarkable job. I highly recommend the Citrus Park.

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Kelowna, B.C. Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Took a guided tour and learned tons of facts on the cultivation of oranges - samples were a PLUS as well - who would have known there were so many different varieties! Found out where the name "grapefruit" was derived from..... A very well deserved parking fee is the only admission and more than reasonable! We enjoyed both the tour... More 

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Malibu, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Every now and again, you come across that special place where all the dots connect. Citrus, something so familiar, something you expect you know a lot about, especially if you are from California. A state run citrus park, how intereting could that be? A $5 parking fee, no admission fee, docent lead tours that start informally when enough people are... More 

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Claremont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Paid a family visit to this park over the holidays. We spent about half an hour going through the museum depicting citrus history, then took a guided tour of the orchards. The docent gave a colorful tour, telling colorful stories about the history of different fruit species as well as that of the citrus industry in this part of the... More 

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