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Mission Inn Museum

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Address: 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501
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+1 909-784-0300
09:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30

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Inland Empire treasure.

Festival of Lights was icing on the cake. Take a docent tour for full experience- comparable to Hearst Castle in historical significance.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Festival of Lights was icing on the cake. Take a docent tour for full experience- comparable to Hearst Castle in historical significance.

Thank Janet R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a treat to visit the Mansion Inn Museum and take the tour! Our docent was delightful and so knowledgeable. This was our first trip to Riverside so it was awesome to get some history on this neat place and to see the beautiful Festival of Lights, as well!

Thank Shawn D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The decor and scenery for my granddaughter at Christmas time was simply amazing it was a great time with family

1 Thank Larry B
Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a e Christmas event here and 11 couples stayed at the hotel during the Festival of Lights time. Our dinner was delicious and the server very friendly and accommodating. The next morning we had another private room for breakfast and again it was fantastic. The history and architecture of the Inn is too magnificent for words. There is... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for the Festival of Lights. We never got into the Museum (the whole area was crowded) but we did get into the Inn to see the historic Lobby and decor. Outside, we enjoyed the fantastic light display, carriage rides (in Cinderella's carriage!) around the property, Stands selling just about every kind of food, local restaurants, and street music.... More 

1 Thank erklein
Oak Park, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is centrally located in Riverside's historical area. The Mission Inn is filled with the local history of the Inn and has many top notch restaurants on the premises. A must see if you are in the area.

Thank Genie D
Glendora, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The wife and I went to the "museum". We both thought it wast a waste of time as it had little to show. The only real thing of interest was the chronological photo/written history. Sorry, they could/should do better.

Thank brproactive
Highland, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mission Inn is one of the most historically significant structures in California and when the Christmas season comes around each year the Inn shifts from awesome to magical. Bring your patience, to deal with the huge crowds, and your inner child, to appreciate the wonder of the holiday season. This annual event is not to be missed.

Thank rharch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went through the Mission Inn at Christmas and it was the best. This Historical Inn has a great museum attached. Unfortunately the tours were booked so I recommend booking your tour ahead of time. I went through on my own and it is so interesting all of the famous people that have stayed and stories surrounding their stay. Beautiful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

My first time here and as a born New Yorker this place was truly amazing. Great for family and kid friendly. Anyone would be happy to see the inn and it's beautiful set up.

Thank Caroline P

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