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California Citrus State Historic Park

9400 Dufferin, Riverside, CA 92504
+1 951-780-6222
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Ranked #6 of 16 Attractions in Riverside
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
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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.

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38 reviews 38 reviews
14 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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

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Pueblo Of Acoma, Nm
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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

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Burlington, CT
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49 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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

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Baraboo, Wisconsin
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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!

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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

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Pasadena, California
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31 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

None of our CA relatives had ever even heard of this gem of an attraction that I unearthed. Located near Riverside, the park has hundreds of citrus trees of all varieties, and a free guided tour will allow you to taste many of them straight from the tree. Call ahead to ensure you have the correct tour time -- I... More

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Ellenton, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

had a wonderful wedding experience at the park... beautiful grove for the ceremony and the indoor part great with the AC...

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Riverside, California, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
18 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Over 85 different types of citrus are grown at the park. The visitors center has very nice interpretive displays that tell the story of citrus from it's origins in China to its 7,000 year, 14,000 mile journey which caused the "Second Gold Rush" in California during the late 1800'S and earlier 20th century. Friendly and knowledgeable docents are on hand... More

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Buellton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Thoughts: Call to make sure that the Visitor Center is open and that the Pick & Taste Tours are available. If it is important; ask which of the 75 varieties of citrus will be available for tasting. Put the offered plastic glove on your non-camera hand; that glove gets juicy. Pants legs and shoes can end up with juice spots.... More

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