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Mission Inn Museum

Open Now: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Fun and funky

More gift shop than museum, the displays of hotel founder Frank Miller’s Weird collection of curios... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jack W
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Museum and docent tour of Inn

I recently attended a docnt lead tour of the iconic Mission Inn in Riverside.An inexpensive ,13... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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Nonprofit Museum and Foundation which preserves, interprets, and promotes the history of the National Historic Landmark Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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3696 Main St, Main Street Pedestrian Mall & Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501-2839
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

More gift shop than museum, the displays of hotel founder Frank Miller’s Weird collection of curios is worth stopping in. It’s free too.

Thank Jack W
Reviewed 4 days ago

I recently attended a docnt lead tour of the iconic Mission Inn in Riverside.An inexpensive ,13 dollars with Triple A membership to learn about the Inn and its owners and founders.Our very knowledgeable guide Donna was patient with the group and kept us moving as...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is the heart of Riverside and helped develop the city. The rooms are up to date and still have the old world charm. It is close to other Riverside attractions. Staff is very friendly and helpful. If you have time take the tour...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Mission Inn was a surprise. We missed our tour but more of a reason to come back for two nights instead of one. Our stay was an experience. Exploring the hotel was like discovering treasure. A photographers paradise. The nooks and crannies of this...More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive review. The Mission Inn Museum (which is independent of the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa) offers several photography tours each year in additional to the regular daily interpretive tours of the building. We hope to welcome you back...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very informative tour of the creator of the hotel and early California history. Handicapped accessible.

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! We try to include a healthy mix of Mission Inn, California, and national history since the hotel is a National Historic Landmark. Glad that your entire party was able to access and enjoy the experience!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went with hubby to see the Christmas lights. Very busy. Line went around the block to get in, but well worth it. Was disappointed we couldn't go into the hotel lobby thought to enjoy those decorations as well. last year they were beautiful.More

Thank 1LadyKathy
Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review! The daily tours offered by the Mission Inn Museum during the Festival of Lights include the lobby, ground floor, and first floor of the hotel. It's one of the only ways to view the inside of the hotel during...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018

What an incredible tour by docents! Would love to take more tours and see more areas. But that is to be expected on a weekend.More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your positive review! Weekends are definitely busier in the hotel however as you discovered, there is still so much to see and plenty to include in the 75-minute tour! We hope to see you back in the future at the...More

Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

If you are just passing through, or especially if you are staying at the inn, this is a must see tour. The history, the architecture, the behind-the-scenes access, and info is really worth it! Our guide Judy was well-versed in all aspects of the tour....More

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Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much! Judy is a great docent - all of the docents complete 8 months of training before graduating, plus they attend continuing education forums and receive annual peer reviews. They are so knowledgeable about the architecture, art, and history of the building,...More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

I have dined and explored this facility extensively. I have revered visitors to this facility with confidence that they will have a very special experience!More

Thank Lenora C
Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review - we hope that you will visit us at the Mission Inn Museum in the future! The Museum is an independent nonprofit that preserves, promotes, and interprets the history of the Mission Inn Hotel, Riverside, and southern California....More

Reviewed 15 August 2018

Best way to see and hear about the historic hotel is to take the tour. You will be able to see areas of the hotel that are only open to guests. We were very lucky to get to go inside the St. Francis chapel, which...More

Thank J S
Mission_Inn_Museum, Public Relations Manager at Mission Inn Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind review! Carol is a great docent and the Museum is lucky to have her! We're glad that you enjoyed the Museum, which has temporary exhibitions changing twice a year. The Museum Store is stocked with local products and...More

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Victoria A
24 July 2018|
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Response from Mission_Inn_Museum | Property representative |
Hi Victoria, We do not charge admission for the Museum. If you enjoy your visit, we would appreciate a $2 donation. To take a tour, it is $13 for guests 12 years old and over, free for children 11 years old and under. During... More
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nyl2014
7 May 2016|
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Response from Paul M | Reviewed this property |
That I am not sure of. Best to call and find out.
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cjdalrymple
22 April 2016|
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Response from Donna G | Reviewed this property |
As indicated by other responders, the hotel is ADA compliant and is wheelchair accessible. You should remember that this hotel was built long before all current requirements so the path you may have to take may be the "less... More
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