We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

California Citrus State Historic Park

Address: 9400 Dufferin, Riverside, CA 92504
Phone Number: +1 951-780-6222
Website
Improve this listing
92%
Ranked #3 of 14 Attractions in Riverside
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
Owner description: A 377-acre park dedicated to the preservation of California's citrus heritage. Docent guided grove...
More attraction details
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
Owner description: A 377-acre park dedicated to the preservation of California's citrus heritage. Docent guided grove tours (Tour & Taste) start at 1030, 1200, & 2pm on weekends (depending on docent availability). No reservations required.

Hotels near California Citrus State Historic Park

Write a Review

51 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    36
    11
    4
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Malibu, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Claremont, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is a very nice little place to visit in Riverside. It has a little museum and a really nice place to have a picnic.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sierra Madre, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I wasn't expecting much from this park but we signed up for the tour and had a great time. The tour guide took us on a guided tour of the orchards and introduced us to scores of varieties of citrus, letting us sample any we wanted. It was lemon and grapefruit season at the time. Can't wait to go back... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Very interesting place. Just moved out here to riverside and was just checking out the area. This is def a great place to go if you are in the area but I would not plan my day around it. They say the best time to come here is feb and march when all the fruit is ripe. They have a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

we drove by, didn't know that it was a park until we got on the internet. Good thing we didn't pick any oranges, it is against the law. No fences around the park

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, CT
Top Contributor
114 reviews 114 reviews
52 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This is a great way to explore one of few remaining citrus groves in the area. There are tours available that educate on the history of citrus agriculture as well as the different citrus varieties grown here. Each plant has a sign indicating what grows there. At only $5, it’s a good bargain. We visited on a hot summer day,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Baraboo, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Warm and inviting! The staff here are the best as they take the time to teach and answer questions. Don't miss this gem!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Had a lovely time. Learned that the orange fruit was more like fingers and originated in China. Thankfully we have round balls with wedges inside today. So easy to eat or squeeze. History of early California agriculture and transportation. Teachers this is a great place for the kids. Late March through April is where the trees blossom. My love for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pasadena, California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
34 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We were the only ones there for the tour because it was July in Riverside, and the temps were around 100 degrees. Definitely go for the docent tour; if you go on your own all you can do is walk around in the groves, and that by itself, is not very interesting. You cannot pick fruit on your own, only... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed California Citrus State Historic Park also viewed

 

Been to California Citrus State Historic Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from California Citrus State Historic Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?