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Riverside Metropolitan Museum

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Address: 3580 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3307
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+1 951-826-5273
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Tue - Wed 09:00 - 17:00
Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri 09:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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As a center for learning, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum interacts with...

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.

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a good introduction to Riverside

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 February 2016
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Chicago, Illinois
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Riverside, California
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25 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 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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Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 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 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 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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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Usually cupcakes are a bit dry, but these are moist and very tasty. What a wonderful selection as well. With purchases, you also can take a fork, plate and napkin, this way you have all the tools for a perfect snack. The later you visit in the day, the slimmer the selection. Enjoy, it is only a cupcake!!

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Local animals and history are nicely displayed. Good photo display upstairs with many early cameras and photographers shown.

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Chula Vista, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

If you have time, stop by. Easily done in less than an hour. Free, but you may leave a donation. Convenient location if staying at the Mission Inn.

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Lancaster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2015 via mobile

Beautiful museum. Very creative. I stumbled upon this little gem on a hot day. Nice way to spend a couple hours. Learn about Riverside history. Which if you have ever hike mount. Ribadoux it has some pictures and history. Admission is free. But they do except donations

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Thank Melissa J
Beijing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

I visited the museum quite many years ago and thought it was so boring. However, I was a teen and could care less about a museum. I’ve since visited many countries and enjoy museums. It details the local society and culture and shows the richness of the people. Now I can say that many museums (mind you I’m saying this... More 

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Malibu, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Great place to see the historical beginning of a beautiful little town. In these days of hyper speed change, its a welcome reminder to see the efforts made in real time to develop the land and the work and the effort we most often take for granted. The artifacts are testimonials to the settlers and the natives Americans who inhabited... More 

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2015

This Museum displays Riverside history and is very informative. There is so much to see and learn. The exhibits are interesting and enjoyable. My classroom of children loved the museum as well! We learned a lot about the city of Riverside, and it was well worth the visit. The museum is very pleasant and the staff was very helpful. The... More 

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