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California Citrus State Historic Park

9400 Dufferin, Riverside, CA 92504
951-780-6222
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Ranked #4 of 17 attractions in Riverside
Type: State Parks
Activities: Group tours/walking tour, Picnicking
Description: A 160-acre park dedicated to the preservation of the land and orange groves.
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Costa Mesa, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This place is amazing and you only pay $5 to park. The park is only a mile off the 91. Oranges are everywhere with a lot of varieties. The museum is to the point and a great history lesson. Volunteers greet you and are very nice and know their history. We were encouraged to take a tour and loved every... More

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Went here on a lark today and was really surprised. Nice little walk through the citrus then met up with a volunteer ranger who had us sample the various citrus types and regaled on the history of the fruit and the park. Then saw a grafting demo. A little gem in Riverside. Well worth the $5 parking fee.

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Cork, Ireland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Far better than I had anticipated....we were greeted by a friendly German host who invited us to spend some time in the visitor centre where we watched an educational video about the history of Citrus fruits and had a peak in the little gift shop. We were about to set off and tour the park when a volunteer (Joe Hamlin)... More

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Riverside, Ca
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is a must see when visiting Riverside. If you like the outdoors bring the kids and come walk around the place. If you come while the orange trees are in blossom Feb/March you wont smell anything better. Fruit stand on the street that sells citrus most of the year. Very nice park like setting with many orange trees. People... More

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Nuevo, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I was a docent at this park for three years. It appeals to everyone on some level. When my child was small, he ran up and down the hill. As he got older, he took school tours of the varietal grove and learned about the different forms of citrus. Today, as a teen, he can tell you about the citrus... More

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Riverside
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

What a fantastic piece of orange grove history, beautiful walkways, unique structures, great rock landscaping. Occasionally they have bands in the park which is fantastic. Try it you'll like it alot!

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Riverside, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The citrus groves are beautiful to see and walk among. The museum is wonderful and full of great history and information! What a treat!

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Riverside, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Love to visit this little park, Lots of citrus trees. Citrus museum and gift shop. Beautiful roses, clean bathrooms.

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Riverside, California
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334 reviews 334 reviews
107 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

I remember when all the hills around the park were orange groves. I was, at one time, a vital and flourishing industry. Then the value of the land and a local initiative caused the industry to disappear. The California Citrus State Historic Park was established to ensure that the history of the citrus culture would not be forgotten. It is... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

What a nice way to learn about the California citrus business! Wander among acres of every variety of citrus plant, and then visit the nice museum building on the grounds. Interesting and informative displays tell the story. Helpful staff even ran out into the parking lot as we were leaving to bring us brochures and driving directions to our next... More

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