Mission Inn Museum

Mission Inn Museum, Riverside: Hours, Address, Mission Inn Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Mission Inn Museum
4.5
Architectural Buildings • History Museums
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
Nonprofit Museum and Foundation which preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel & Spa. Independent organization offering free museum exhibits, guided interpretive tours, and public educational programming.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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4.5
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Norma S
1 contribution
Awesome tour!
Sep 2021 • Family
My daughters and I loved the landmark walking tour! The docent David was very knowledgeable and also entertaining! We loved the many locations we saw on the tour, all the different aspects of this hotel! Very interesting and recommended!
Written September 8, 2021
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Patricia G
1 contribution
Great Architectural and historical tour
Aug 2021
We did the walking tour of Mission Inn. Our tour guide was well knowledgeable about the various types of architecture used in building the hotel. I learned a lot about the local history, the history of the Miller family that built the hotel, the present owners (the Roberts family), the presidents and other notable historical figures that stayed at the inn. My seven year old daughter loved the grandeur of Mission Inn. One of the best walking tours I've ever done.
Written August 19, 2021
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Ric W
Fallbrook, CA4 contributions
Great History Tour of Historic Hotel
Apr 2021
I really enjoyed learning about the rich history of this historical hotel from our very knowledgeable tour guide. I especially liked being taken to parts of the hotel that are normally not open to the public. I highly recommend this tour!
Written April 18, 2021
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
Quite a guy!
Feb 2020
This place was quite different from other museums.

This is the place of Howard H Tim Hays.

Here is the Cabinets of curiosity.

He worked to make an attraction.

he was the first lemon that was placed here. By the way.

He had a plan, but was not finished.
Written December 19, 2020
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dnaleciz
Moreno Valley, CA256 contributions
Disappointing Museum
Aug 2020
Several out of state friends arrived for a week visit and expressed a desire to explore the sites of the local area. Headed off to Riverside, California to explore the local culture and various sites. First stop the Mission Inn, located on Mission Inn Avenue. To our dismay, the Mission Inn and all associated restaurants are closed due to the Corona Virus regulations. After walking around the complex and examining the exterior of the building, we landed up on the Pedestrian Mall in front of the Mission Inn Museum (located at the corner of Main Street and Mission Inn Avenue). The Mission Inn Museum is a very small 2 room museum which displayed several artifacts from the Mission Inn. The Mission Inn Museum and Store is open daily, 0930-1630. A Raincross bell, several items of furniture belong to the Miller family (original owner of the Mission Inn) and a large collection of paintings of the Mission Inn over the years hang on the walls. The second room features a nice coral ceramic flower display and a large model of the original Mission Inn. The Mission Inn Museum is also the starting point for all Mission Inn tours, All Tours are currently suspended. The majority of this establishment is dedicated to a Museum Store which sells unique Mission Inn souvenirs (books, tee shirts, local art, stationary, and jewelry items). Staff is friendly and helpful. No entry fee charged. Interesting museum but extremely limited display. If you are in the area and have nothing else to do, suggest stopping in for a quick look.
Written August 30, 2020
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Hello! We do welcome you to come back once we're open again. Our tours and gallery space are currently closed, and those are the whole of the experience we offer for guests. Come back for a tour, see our soon to be installed exhibit Toward Peace and we think you won't be disappointed!
Written September 2, 2020
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Robby G C
Toronto, Canada78,235 contributions
A visit to the Mission of Frank Augustus Miller Museum, Riverside
Jan 2020
This is all about Frank Augustus Miller. Anything he saw, he kept it forever. He had all kinds of souvenirs. He even had a statue of a devil.

He called The cabinets of : "His cabinets of curiosity."

He was the first one ti plant a citrus at Riverside. Then, more people planted citrus also .

You will see some of his cabinets of curiosity.

Enjoy Worthwhile to see!
Written May 10, 2020
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avgjoey
Barrie, Canada446 contributions
Beautiful Architecture
Nov 2019
We self toured around the building and grounds. What amazing and articulate architecture. The details are second to none. The floral displays thru out were well maintained and colorful. We spent a hour walking around thru out the building. A place unexpected when stopping by the town for lunch!
Written March 9, 2020
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Werner B
St. George, UT246 contributions
Wonderful experience
Mar 2020
The tour of this historic hotel and learning its heritage in the life of Riverside was terrific, and the docent who led the tour was extremely knowledgeable.
Written March 7, 2020
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Barry F
Moreno Valley, CA66 contributions
Top Place in the Inland Empire
Dec 2019
Whenever I want a memorable experience the Mission Inn is my go to destination. Whether it;s during Christmas with all the festivities and lights or a nice meal and dance. Mission Inn does not disappoint and I highly recommend the weekend buffets.
Written February 19, 2020
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balanceok
Madrid, Spain1,679 contributions
Intro to the Hotel
Feb 2020 • Couples
Great place to stop in and learn the history of the Mission Inn Hotel. They have a small shop an small browsing area.

You can purchase a tour of the hotel or self-guided tour.
Written February 16, 2020
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