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Riverside Metropolitan Museum

3580 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3307
+1 951-826-5273
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Reviewed 16 May 2018
Adrian S
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Beautiful architecture building, old post office. However, this museum is now closed for 3 years... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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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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  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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3580 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3307
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

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Thank Adrian S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

Beautiful architecture building, old post office. However, this museum is now closed for 3 years for a much needed upgrade and cataloguing of all their treasures. There may be occasional saturdays the museum may be open with volunteer docents, I would call ahead and check....More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

This downtown museum is a real find for me. The wild life areas look so real and a detailed descrition of each species is told. Also see the tatched tee pee in the Indian area. Well worth a visit. No charge and free parking can...More

1  Thank Jerry B
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

Grand old building and such great potential to become an even better museum but sad to know the museum will be closed soon by the city. It's located across the street from the Mission Inn. Enjoy it's architecture and location and nature exhibits while you...More

Thank MandC0218
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

Stumbled upon this museum as I walked to the Mission Inn and couldn't believe there's no admission fee. It has a lot of displays about So Cal Indian history, and a lot about plants and animals of the area.

Thank Kathi L
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

This museum has no admission price but has a suggested $3/person suggested donation. We enjoyed the exhibits and especially the intricate baskets that were displayed.

Thank CAnn9
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Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Quaint local museum in an interesting building, originally built in 1912 in the Italian Renaissance style. Many fine architectural features inside and out. Free admission. Downstairs features a display on notable former residents, touches briefly on the very important citrus business (Riverside was once the...More

1  Thank marko18745
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Going through this museum I got the impression that this museum is not very sure of its purpose. What's it there for? There seemed to be a certain randomness to its various displays. Some were closely tied to illustrating the history, natural history and culture...More

Thank 403danas
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is a great museum to visit during the first Thursday Art Walk. There is usually music and a wonderful new exhibit to see. There is a wall of history of the museum and some old bathrooms. There are two levels of rooms full of...More

Thank Alexandra T
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Not very large but sweet and full of information. Ask questions because they change the display often. Free or maybe $2. Worth a visit. The first time in was all geo rocks and things, next time was animals and the last time was people from...More

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