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Mission Inn Museum

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Address: 3649 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3364
Phone Number: 909-784-0300
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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A Must Visit for those Traveling Through!

Riverside has a unique and diverse history...take the time to visit the museum to get just a small taste of the Mission Inn's humble beginnings, its hey day, and remodeling to its... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Odessa R
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Mojave, California, United States
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Mojave, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Riverside has a unique and diverse history...take the time to visit the museum to get just a small taste of the Mission Inn's humble beginnings, its hey day, and remodeling to its current glory! The Mission Inn is literally the jewel of the Inland Empire...come visit the museum, it's very interesting!

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Thank Odessa R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum itself will take about 20 minutes to look through, and read everything. If you want to understand the Mission Inn, or Frank Miller, it's necessary, but there's not much to it. It's rather disappointing for a museum that represents so much more. At least it's free...

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Thank Christy D
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very nice museum with one exhibit room that changes several times a year. There is a great selection of gift items. Many of them are locally made. They include stained glass, wood carvings paintings, books and many more.

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Thank eandjv
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I live in Riverside and I've been on the museum tour several times. I have to say I always look forward to the tour. Each docent gives a slightly different narrative and I learn something new each time. The architecture is to die for and the Inn has such a rich history. I highly recommend it to locals and tourists... More 

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Thank Michelle G
Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you get a chance please take the tour of the Mission Inn. I have lived here all my life and never knew all the history that is packed into the 75 min tour. We went Saturday when it was a 100+ but Sharon kept our attention on the History of the Hotel as well as the city, which made... More 

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Alexandria, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nicely designed exhibits give an interesting overview of the history of the Mission Inn and Riverside, CA. The docents are very knowledgeable and enthusiastic - definitely ask questions and engage them in conversation. The gift shop has a nice collection of local interest books. There is a fee for the tour but it was well-worth it (there's a AAA discount).

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Thank Julie H
Salem, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

My parents live in Riverside since 1986 and have never taken the tour and my mom was dying to go so we took them. My kids are 14 and 17 and decided to tag along. We were able to get right into a tour and had a nice time. It was extremely hot outside (100 degrees) but you jump in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Really nice time to spend , relax and or take pictures, specially Christmas time beautiful place with lights and restaurants are great

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Thank Doug F
Colton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

Museum (and the hotel) is awesome. Especially at Christmas when the lights decorated the outside and inside of the grounds. It's the most popular thing in the area.

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SoCal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Local or visitor would love the Mission Inn Museum. The tour of the Mission Inn is a must and is especially grand during the Christmas holidays. Getting to see the inside of the chapel is quite the treat.

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