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Riverside Metropolitan Museum

3580 Mission Inn Ave, Riverside, CA 92501-3307
+1 951-826-5273
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Former Post Office turned Museum

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

Reviewed 5 July 2016
patellis2016
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Henderson, Nevada
Sunday family outing

This was a perfect Sunday family outing. Even though this is a smaller museum, it has so much to... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2016
Trina W
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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.
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good42%
  • Average26%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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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 5 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
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My hubby and I where walking around down town Riverside, killing time, and we came across this little place. There was a lot to see/read inside, both my hubby and I enjoyed our time. They had special activities to help the exhibits more child friendly,...More

1  Thank poohnsbear
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Not very big and you can go through in a couple of hours. Very interesting artifacts from the riverside area. The art museum and mission in are on the same block so it is very easy to include it on your visit.

1  Thank Antoinette H
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

Thank Janet M
Reviewed 10 March 2016

Always an interesting experience by visiting a museum. A learning experience each time and seeing and appreciating items.

Thank Mars1964
Reviewed 24 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.

2  Thank jerryanddiane
Reviewed 22 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...More

Thank Albuquerque108
Reviewed 19 December 2015

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

Thank Montana_Lyn
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