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California Citrus State Historic Park

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Address: 9400 Dufferin, Riverside, CA 92504
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+1 951-780-6222
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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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Dr LE Carter

Visited for day outing. Loved the grounds and very well kept. We had picnic lunch. Lots of families with children there as well. Banquet facilities are available there. Had... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Eastvale, California
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Eastvale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited for day outing. Loved the grounds and very well kept. We had picnic lunch. Lots of families with children there as well. Banquet facilities are available there. Had great day, wonderful memories! Will definitely be returning.

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Riverside, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location in Riverside to spend afternoon walk with or without family, we had really nice time and learning about citrus fruits (till this time I only did know basic Orange, Lemon and Grapefruit) Not thinking about all different varieties of Citrus.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to take a picnic! Make sure to check out their gift shop. Great place to have a party, must reserve in advance.

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Riverside
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 8 January 2017 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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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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 17 December 2016 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 2 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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