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“I might be a little prejudice”

California Citrus State Historic Park
Ranked #6 of 41 things to do in Riverside
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Owner description: 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.
Nuevo, California
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37 reviews
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“I might be a little prejudice”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I was a docent at this park for three years. It appeals to everyone on some level. When my child was small, he ran up and down the hill. As he got older, he took school tours of the varietal grove and learned about the different forms of citrus. Today, as a teen, he can tell you about the citrus history in Riverside County and California in general.

It's a great place in the spring when the trees are full of blossoms. It worth it just to go for the senses overload. It is a favorite place in the spring for wedding in the gazebo. The park is setup to look like a park would have in the early 1900. No play equipment but an enormous lawn space for kids to run and play.

We were there when they built the new museum. It starts with the first orange from China and runs through the heyday of the orange history in Riverside which had the largest per capita income in the United States in 1900.

We do Easter Egg hunts there and go to the summer concerts held on the lawn. Again, I might be a little prejudice but it is one of my favorite California State Parks.

Visited November 2013
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Riverside
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“Citrus State Park”
Reviewed 6 August 2013

What a fantastic piece of orange grove history, beautiful walkways, unique structures, great rock landscaping. Occasionally they have bands in the park which is fantastic. Try it you'll like it alot!

Visited July 2013
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Riverside, California
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18 reviews
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“California Citrus State Historic Park”
Reviewed 1 August 2013

The citrus groves are beautiful to see and walk among. The museum is wonderful and full of great history and information! What a treat!

Visited March 2013
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Riverside, California
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“Great hidden park”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Love to visit this little park, Lots of citrus trees. Citrus museum and gift shop. Beautiful roses, clean bathrooms.

Visited July 2013
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Riverside, California
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“PEACEFUL PLACE TO PICNIC”
Reviewed 29 July 2013

I remember when all the hills around the park were orange groves. I was, at one time, a vital and flourishing industry. Then the value of the land and a local initiative caused the industry to disappear.

The California Citrus State Historic Park was established to ensure that the history of the citrus culture would not be forgotten. It is a large park with various fruit trees and grassy areas. You may tour the grounds and see various displays.

It is also a great place to relax with family and friends and have a cool afternoon picnic.

Visited June 2013
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