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Riverside Metropolitan Museum

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Address: 3580 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3307
Phone Number: 951-826-5273
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Wed 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Not very large but sweet and full of information. Ask questions because they change the display often. Free or maybe $2. Worth a visit. The first time in was all geo rocks and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Riverside, California
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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Not very large but sweet and full of information. Ask questions because they change the display often. Free or maybe $2. Worth a visit. The first time in was all geo rocks and things, next time was animals and the last time was people from the past in that county. Ever changing!

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum has the bare minimum for a museum. The exhibits that were there were well done but it seemed like it lacked more interactive exhibits for kids.

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Thank lovz2sun
Henderson, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Adorable Museum with the former Post Office of Riverside. The staff there is very nice and informative.

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Thank patellis2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This was a perfect Sunday family outing. Even though this is a smaller museum, it has so much to see. The display cases are presented with facts and detail. Most of the exhibit was native American Indian baskets and wares. We discovered a second floor which held a wonderful photography exhibit of Riverside in the early days. This was so... More 

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Thank Trina W
Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

This museum is located in Riverside's Mission Inn District. The three main exhibits are Natural History, Anthropology, and History. There are several ancients relics and interesting exhibits on display.

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CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

My hubby and I where walking around down town Riverside, killing time, and we came across this little place. There was a lot to see/read inside, both my hubby and I enjoyed our time. They had special activities to help the exhibits more child friendly, and help hold their interest. If you have a few minuets or couple hours, you... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Not very big and you can go through in a couple of hours. Very interesting artifacts from the riverside area. The art museum and mission in are on the same block so it is very easy to include it on your visit.

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Interesting but not very big. It's hot alot of history items and artifacts. Just too small in my opiniom. It's free though and is good history

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Thank Janet M
Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Always an interesting experience by visiting a museum. A learning experience each time and seeing and appreciating items.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Although you can see both floors in under two hours, the museum is a handsome "mission revival" building and nice example of adaptive reuse (the former post office). You'll learn both the human and natural history of Riverside. The Native American artifacts are especially interesting.

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