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California Citrus State Historic Park

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Address: 9400 Dufferin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503-6328
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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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You do not hear much about this venue but it is a highly underrated place. Extremely clean and well kept. A great location for the family to enjoy a walk or picnic. Plenty of open... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You do not hear much about this venue but it is a highly underrated place. Extremely clean and well kept. A great location for the family to enjoy a walk or picnic. Plenty of open space to play games. We hosted a company event and there was plenty of space for over 60 people. BBQ, jumper and all. Easy to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful tour of this state park and orange groves. Our tour guide was so informative telling us much about each variety of orange, lemon,lime and grapefruit. Plus you get a bag to fill to take home as the tour guide picks the fruit right off the trees! And also proceeds tasting some of the amazing variety of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quiet, beautiful views, great smells all around, and dog friendly! This was a very enjoyable afternoon hiking around orchards and learning about the history of citrus production in California! Loved it! I would love to go back and do a tasting tour!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful park, but you should check before going when the tour is, because without it is less interesting

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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

I was intrigued by fellow TA members' reviews. Was staying downtown and really wanted to get out to see the area. So glad I came here. Such a beautiful place. Museum staff were stellar. They helped me appreciate the variety of trees, including those bearing more routine to very exotic fruit. And it is a lovely place, with the mountain... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

This is a beautiful park area but you really have to take the tour to understand why it is here. There are so many different varieties of citrus it and the guide explains several unique ones you will miss if you just walk around. You also get to taste several different varieties. Very informative and interesting guide. We were rushed... More 

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

The California Citrus State Historic Park is an interesting place to walk among orange orchards - to get a feel for what much of rural Southern California must have been like - before the suburbs engulfed them. Unfortunately, I picked a Thursday to visit the park - and the visitor center was closed. I'm sure it would provide more history... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Park was okay, beautiful orange trees, but not much to do because tours had ended for the day. Went to Visitor's Center and museum. Didn't stay long.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have lived in Riverside almost 40 years and had never been here until we had two sets of visitors in October. We thought this would be an interesting place to take them and it definitely was. The museum is small but very informative and the docents were very knowledgeable. The docent that showed us the different citrus was most interesting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

If you love taking long walks within a green landscape which offers beautiful vista views than this is your place. Most of the walking paths are paved which are a big plus for those who need stroller or wheelchair accessibly. Many of the paths will take you into the citrus groves which will led to the hill top were views... More 

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