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California Citrus State Historic Park

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Address: 9400 Dufferin, Riverside, CA 92504
Phone Number: +1 951-780-6222
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A 377-acre park dedicated to the preservation of California's citrus...

A 377-acre park dedicated to the preservation of California's citrus heritage. Docent guided grove tours (Tour & Taste) start PROMPTLY at 1030, 1200, & 2pm on weekends (depending on docent availability). Not all docents give grove tours. No reservations required. Tour group size limited to 15 guests. It is advised that you call the Visitor Center to make sure tours are available on the day you plan to visit the park.

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Fun and interesting piece of local history!

Though circumstances precluded our taking a tour; this place was still worth a stop. You will really enjoy it if you're interested in local history. The museum is small but very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
llmarson
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Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Though circumstances precluded our taking a tour; this place was still worth a stop. You will really enjoy it if you're interested in local history. The museum is small but very well presented. Park staff is helpful and accommodating. Best yet, if you're a citrus fruit fan, there is a great tasting experience offered on the back patio complete with... More 

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So. Cal
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great museum.nice history of Riverside. Very relaxing atmosphere. Very nice walking areas. Smells very citrus

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Riverside, California
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78 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went reluctantly-like who cares about orange cultivation. Got charged four bucks to get in, grumbled about that too. But, WOW, the tour of the groves, the historical stuff, and a bag full of citrus that was probably worth over 20 dollars was incredible!! The tour leader, Maynard, was personable, knowledgeable and just plain fun. Go do this-it is tasty,... More 

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Thank Robert B
Moreno Valley, United States
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We actually rented the Banquet room that they have on the grounds.This Park has beautiful landscape that gets your attention and they even have security on site.

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La Habra, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited the park for the first time after I saw the giant orange on the side of the road. Having lived in the area for most of his life, I don't think my boyfriend thought I could take him anywhere in Riverside that he hadn't already visited. He was wrong! This experience was exciting and relaxing... More 

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Montecito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Citrus and California have a long history and it all started in Riverside. The museum displays were very well presented, the shop at lots of citrus themed delights, books, posters and fun stuff. Tasting orchard tours of many varieties of citrus as well as offerings in the back patio if you don't want to take the tour. Plenty of walking... More 

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Coal City, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The tour was led by a well informed and caring docent named Joe. I fear that with a group of kids he would have kept the tour short and sweet, but instead Joe engaged all of the members on the tour. My daughter loved the attention that he gave her and he answered all of her questions. The docent in... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Really enjoyed my visit here, but went during the week and the visitor center was closed. Literally only me, a photographer and some groundskeepers at the park the whole time I was there. It is very picturesque, I took some great photos there. Would have really enjoyed a tour and checking out the visitor center though.

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Los Angeles
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11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

We visited on a weekday (museum closed) - first time there - very nice facility. We picked up a brochure and walked around on the paths. We plan to return another time to visit the museum itself.

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Thank Montana_Lyn
Riverside, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This park is basically an orange grove with a small museum. Visit during the fall when is it cooler or visit during the spring when the trees blossom. The smell is incredible. Right across the street are privately owned orange groves with a stand where you can buy yummy oranges.

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