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Riverside Metropolitan Museum

3580 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3307
+1 951-826-5273
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It's FREE!

Stumbled upon this museum as I walked to the Mission Inn and couldn't believe there's no admission... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Kathi L
Interesting displays about native animals

This museum has no admission price but has a suggested $3/person suggested donation. We enjoyed... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2017
Indianapolis, IN
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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.
  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
3580 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3307
+1 951-826-5273
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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
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
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

Thank marko18745
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 Dana S
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
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

Thank suzansuz4sure
Reviewed 26 July 2016

The museum has the bare minimum for a museum. The exhibits that were there were well done but it seemed like it lacked more interactive exhibits for kids.

Thank lovz2sun
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Adorable Museum with the former Post Office of Riverside. The staff there is very nice and informative.

Thank patellis2016
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

This was a perfect Sunday family outing. Even though this is a smaller museum, it has so much to see. The display cases are presented with facts and detail. Most of the exhibit was native American Indian baskets and wares. We discovered a second floor...More

Thank Trina W
Reviewed 6 June 2016

This museum is located in Riverside's Mission Inn District. The three main exhibits are Natural History, Anthropology, and History. There are several ancients relics and interesting exhibits on display.

Thank shankc26
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