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Address: 225 S Euclid Ave, Ontario, CA 91762-3812
Phone Number: +1 909-395-2510
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Under the Big Top

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed March 8, 2016
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Ontario, California
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Ontario, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 1965 - 1995

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 is being remodeled.

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Hunstville,AL
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 local history. I haven't found anything else close within the IE. The combination of exhibits,... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Ontario, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Hemet
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2012

The Auto Club had this museum listed as someplace to see something unique and interesting. Through September 23, there is a part of a collection of Grand Canyon pictures taken over the past 125 years. Sponosored by the Smithsonian and several other organizations, this is a marvelous exhibit to see. In addition, there is an interesting permanent exhibit that showcases... More 

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alta loma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2012

It is a typical small town museum with several static displays and changing artist exhibits. If you know the area this place will be much more educational as the materials are not adequately explained for the most part. The gift shop is very good with a lot of variety and fair prices. It might even be a great place to... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2012

Great place to explore the history, art, and culture of the area. Great exhibits on topics from the founding of the area, the farming and industrial background of the area, and the many cultures that have melded to form the current community

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Palm Desert, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2012

A single visit will give you the essence of IE. Very informative docents and eager to help with your questions. A must visit for folks planning on moving to the IE

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