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Taking in a little local history.

We started at the Rose garden. We stopped to smell the roses and boy were they fragrant. Then we... read more

Reviewed January 23, 2019
Riverside, California
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Great Way to Learn about Ontario and the Inland Empire

RECOMMENDED FOR: ~Local Ontario Residents ~History buffs ~IE visitors ~Those looking for free... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Escondido, California
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Jan 23, 2019
“Taking in a little local history.”
Oct 14, 2018
“Great Way to Learn about Ontario and the Inland Empire”
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Reviewed January 23, 2019 via mobile

We started at the Rose garden. We stopped to smell the roses and boy were they fragrant. Then we head inside and opted for the exhibit while there was a book reading taking place. There were so many amazing stories and some cool artifacts as...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

RECOMMENDED FOR: ~Local Ontario Residents ~History buffs ~IE visitors ~Those looking for free things to do in Ontario I love this museum. Not only does it have a fantastic museum full of Ontario and Inland Empire history, including Route 66 memorabilia. You'll also find regularly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

This is a beautiful facility and there were several displays when I went. It is not large, so you probably only need to budget 30 min to an hour to go through (longer if you like to linger with your art experience). The gift shop...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Terrence S
Reviewed March 26, 2017

I like the building itself: classic WPA architecture in the former city hall. One current exhibit when I visited was about local commercial artists. Far more interesting than I would have thought. The other exhibit was about early highways and the roadside attraction culture. Very...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Richard320
Reviewed March 8, 2016

My visit to the Ontario Museum of History and Art not only filled me with local knowledge of years past in their beautiful "Gem of the Foothills" exhibit but I was pleasantly surprised by their travelling exhibit "Under the Big Top" about Circus life from...More

Date of experience: March 2016
2  Thank Ontariology
Reviewed September 12, 2015

Great way to learn the history of the area through old photos. A small section on old Route 66 was enjoyable, as I rode that road a couple of times aboard my motorcycle. Missed out on the art section as that portion of the museum...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank Russell L
Reviewed November 10, 2014

Loved seeing the history of the area, the farms, the wineries, the intentional layout of the infrastructure of the city of Ontario.

Date of experience: November 2014
1  Thank betsypalm
Reviewed September 30, 2014

I host foreign students every summer, and design their program. I'm just sorry I hadn't taken groups to this museum sooner, and I definitely will schedule it for every group in the future. The museum itself does a great job of telling the story of...More

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Marianne_joy
Reviewed July 31, 2013

It's a small town museum in downtown Ontario. It's free and they feature California's history, very educational and interesting for students like my daughter in middle school. I recommend to visit this place!

Date of experience: July 2013
5  Thank Renato L
Reviewed July 29, 2013

If discovering the history of the places you visit then this museum is for you when visiting Ontario. They have done a great job in presenting the history of the community in interesting exhibits and artifacts.

Date of experience: June 2013
2  Thank Upland428
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