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“Educational, hands-on family trip ”

California Citrus State Historic Park
Ranked #4 of 54 things to do in Riverside
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This citrus park gives you a personable guide who walks you right up to many varieties of oranges and other citrus fruits. Historical insights as you pick fruits for free to take home with you! Wonderful experience!

Thank Lisa V
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

We stopped by on a blazing Sunday afternoon (the museum is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only). Super friendly staff introduced wild exotic citrus types grown at the park (with samples!). There's a fine new exhibit on the people in the citrus industry in the past, emphasizing the workers, who came from all over the world, from China to Italy to Mexico to the Philipines. The permanent exhibit is a little hokey, with a lot of side tracks on citrus's journey from Yunnan province China to Riverside California. But great for kids!

1  Thank Randolph H
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

Found this place purely by accident on a Thursday afternoon. However, the park itself is not open for tours on Thursdays, only Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We were able to drive around and see all the wonderful citrus trees, the beautiful gazebos that are there, a wonderful picnic area and more. I would recommend visiting this location during "tour" days to see and learn of this place. Even though it was not open for tours, I found it to be peaceful and very serene location. Be sure if you do the tour to wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunblock! And don't forget to stop at the road side stand and buy some of the yummie citrus from the area. I found the oranges and tangerines to be extremely sweet and juicy!

Thank charlottesl
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Reviewed June 19, 2018

California Citrus State Historic Park is interesting and beautiful. The orchards are lovely and the museum exhibits are well organized. The museum building has a lot of interesting historical information about the citrus industry, and where the citrus trees originally came from. We took our 10 year old granddaughter along with us, and she loved it. Samples for tasting of various kinds of citrus fruits from the orchard were offered. The volunteer gave us a lot of information and explained some of the exhibits inside the museum. There were not enough volunteers to open the gift shop, though. It might be a good idea to phone to see if it is open. We had to go twice because there were not enough volunteers to open it the first time we went.

Thank moonstone0005
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

Very nice park. Pathways are very well kept and there are so many different kinds of citrus trees growing practically as far as you can see. It costs $5.00 tp park, $4.00 for seniors over 62. They have tours only Friday to Sunday. We were Thursday but are going back again on the weekend since we live in Riverside. It was a beautiful walk. All the trees are beautifully manicured.

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