California Citrus State Historic Park

California Citrus State Historic Park, Riverside: Hours, Address, California Citrus State Historic Park Reviews: 4.5/5

California Citrus State Historic Park

California Citrus State Historic Park
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
This 300-acre park preserves some of the rapidly vanishing cultural landscape of the citrus industry and tells the story of this industry's role in the history and development of California. Fruit Tastings at the Visitor Center/Museum Open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, please stop by our museum/visitor center. You can roam the museum, and we will have fresh fruit to taste on the back patio! Tastings are offered from 10 am to 3:30 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Entrance to the museum/visitor center is free, with paid $5 parking fee. Guided Tours Join us for a free guided grove tour where you can learn about California's historic citrus industry and experience the horticultural aspects of a working grove. Our tours are offered Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 11:00am and 2:00pm.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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sonic1us
Overland Park, KS378 contributions
Beautiful stop
Jan 2020 • Couples
First off the directions on here are bad. Make sure you take Van Buren Rd to get here. Next to the large orange sign and fruit stand for purchase. If you don’t see those stops then you have the bad directions. These directions take you to closed/locked gate maybe for deliveries. We made it for tasting time, 10-1pm F,S, & S. Check them out on fb. Cute gift shop to purchase honey and orange products. I loved the travel size ones!! They only charge for parking, you can pay w/card or cash on building, $5. Grounds are beautiful. Some of the paths are paved and most are dirt. Take the short hike up the back patio for amazing views. It’s worth the stop!!
Written 29 January 2020
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Ozi
Nijmegen, The Netherlands91 contributions
A Must Visit Place for Everybody
Dec 2019
A short history of citrus, how CA became a citrus center, orange trade with iced wagons, and more. You can also walk around orange trees. A small museum and shop. You can bring your guests to show CA history. 5$ for parking.
Written 1 January 2020
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Deniece9
Riverside75 contributions
1st Time Here!
Aug 2019
We had some out of town friends who wanted to visit here. We have never been and we live here close by! How crazy that is! I was extremely impressed with the grounds. Beautiful and well kept. The free samples of sliced citrus was delish and the museum itself is full of interesting facts about the citrus history. I learned quite a bit. The volunteers were friendly and knowledgeable. Our friends were shocked we had never visited. So were we! We will be back soon!
Written 8 September 2019
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615christyb
15 contributions
Fun and Educational Activities
May 2019
The park has a wide variety of programs offered throughout the year for kids and adults to enjoy. It offers lots of information on the citrus industry that helped make the Riverside and surrounding areas the economic contributor to the Inland Empire in the past hundred years. Come visit and enjoy!
Written 6 August 2019
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PepperNewJersey
California373 contributions
Great historical park with a wonderful citrus scent
Apr 2019 • Couples
This park preserves one of the vanishing landscapes of the citrus industry. Great museum that details the history and development of the citrus industry in California. Free citrus tastings and nice little gift shop.
Written 23 July 2019
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Sheryl H
Riverside, CA30 contributions
Fun Citrus History
Jun 2019 • Friends
A friend was visiting from out of state and wanted to visit this park. We took the walking tour and even though I’ve lived for decades in Riverside I learned a lot of fun facts about our citrus past. The views were beautiful too, postcard perfect. At the end we got to taste a delicious selection of citrus, fun! Their timeline museum inside is very interesting, and they have a nice little gift shop as well. Bags of oranges and other fruit are for sale just across the road. We totally enjoyed our visit!
Written 2 July 2019
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Carol C
1 contribution
BBQ at Citrus State Park
Sep 2018 • Business
A lovely setting among the orange groves, and that wonderful freshcitrus fragrance. A very nice place to hold a special event, family reunion, or reception. Or attend one of their events, or just explore the park and enjoy a picnic.
Written 4 June 2019
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Carah K
Garrisonville, VA1 contribution
Great little gem!
May 2019 • Couples
Stopped by here for a quick hour tour with my husband. Small museum with a great history of citrus with a nice walking tour of the grounds. The citrus sampling was delicious and the area is beautiful! Plan for about an hour here to do everything. $5 parking (waived for us as veterans on Memorial Day).

Written 27 May 2019
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neobyrth
Holden, MA28 contributions
The Scent is just the Start of the Sensory Sensation
Apr 2019 • Family
As you pull up, you'll immediately roll down the windows because it smells amazing! The Welcome Center is small but gives you a good history of citrus. The staff were friendly and eager to share information. They have a tasting station where they walk you through several (we had 8) freshly picked fruits from sour to sweet with information all along the way. Once you've finished up, you can walk the beautiful grounds for a while.
Written 16 May 2019
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EcoArtTraveler
Riverside, CA350 contributions
A unique park doing a good job on their history
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a beautiful park where you can wander around all sorts of citrus trees (and other kinds) in a hilly setting with windy paths. The visitor center is pretty well done ... exhaustive citrus history (panels maybe a little text-heavy). Nice little citrus-themed shop.
Written 23 April 2019
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