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Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center

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A Hidden Rhinestone (one notch away from being a gem).

I’ve thought about visiting this place for a long time. The conspicuous statue of a mammoth that... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2018
Seattle, Washington
nice place to go and visit!

cool place to visit and view fossils, crystals and minerals! lots of information available for... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2017
Joe A
Orange County, California
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7621 Granite Hill Dr, Riverside, CA 92509-1202
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We had such a fun time at Jurupa Mountains Discovery Center! We’ve noticed the sign as you drive by the enormous metal Wooly Mammoth up on the hillside, but today was the first time we were able to stop. There are 4 different sections. The...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

This is a good free place to bring children to explore their own backyard history. So much to learn and see that I enjoyed it as much as the children. There is also a nice gift shop area that has shekels, rocks and novelty items....More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 21 January 2018

I’ve thought about visiting this place for a long time. The conspicuous statue of a mammoth that can be seen when driving along CA State Route 60 has always been intriguing. I eventually goggled mammoth statue near highway and found out that it was part...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 11 November 2017

JMDC is a wonderful place to bring kids for just a walk around the lower half of the grounds (free) or all the grounds (fee) to see the dinosaurs, giant tortoises, plants, butterfly garden, iris and citrus areas, and so much more. There's a natural...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2017

Our 16yr old in particular really enjoyed this science centre. It's full of really interesting fossils, stones and artifacts. We planned to spend 15-20 minutes here, but underestimated our childrens' interest in the displays. From an adult perspective (one who is interested in fossils), it...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

we got the birthday party package where they provide everything with the exception of food/cake-we brought our own... but they set up a large area for us to have the party, a personal tour guide for my son to explore the entire facility, dug up...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank milvetmac
Reviewed 8 June 2017

cool place to visit and view fossils, crystals and minerals! lots of information available for those interested in geology and paleontology! you can walk around the center and see different kinds of plants and they do have a few exhibits for viewing!

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Joe A
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I have watched the evolution of this place since the late 1960's. many changes, not all for the good. Nice place to walk around. The activities are more for a younger set. As a retired science teacher I think a lot of what they do...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I used to drive by there ll the time when my son was growing up. They were landmarked by all the life size dinosaurs on the hill above them! Every year school kids made a new dinosaur to add to the collection. At one point...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank suzansuz4sure
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Good place to wander around. Trails all over the property. No cost to enter. Tours are $9. I just walked around and took some photos. Museum is nice, with displays covering geology, local inhabitants and animals. Children will enjoy. Huge tortoise near the gift shop.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Dixie G
7 June 2018|
Response from markv399 | Reviewed this property |
When I was there I didn't see anything that would indicate that they do. Also, the area is rather hilly and many of the paths are dirt or lose gravel/rocks so a wheelchair would be limited to the two main buildings and... More