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“Pocket sized museum gem in heart of Riverside”

Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Ranked #11 of 41 things to do in Riverside
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: As a center for learning, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum interacts with the community to collect, preserve, explore and interpret the cultural and natural history of Riverside and its region.
Fair Oaks, California
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504 reviews
105 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
“Pocket sized museum gem in heart of Riverside”
Reviewed July 29, 2011

Went for special exhibit on contemporary Native women artists, stayed two hours. Military artifacts, history of citrus agricultural, live animals and natural history museum. By donation. Also, tiny but fantastic gift shop where we purchased art by one of the exhibitors. Docents very helpful.worth going to Riverside just for it. Just be careful with outside construction/scaffolding. Looks strange but ignore and get inside to enjoy!

2 Thank kcdenman
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
“Metropolitan Museum, Riverside CA”
Reviewed March 6, 2009

This museum is located on Mission Ave in Riverside. It has lots of displays, from specimens of wildlife common to the area, various cultural displays of early Californians, and is a real educational place for all ages. The collection houses everything from African Hausa hats to Northwest Coast totem poles, from local Native American basketry to Japanese textiles, from Artic people and the Southwest. There is no fee, although a $3 donation is suggested. There's a paid parking lot right across the street which is greatly convenient, as finding on-street parking is a problem. A nature lab is on the second floor, which will be of great interest to kids (I enjoyed it too!!!). Museum is a great place to spend an hour or two, or for a rainy day trip.

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