With a wealth of diverse art and cultural scene, Riverside is referred as he City of Arts and Innovation. The city is home to many eclectic art galleries, interesting museums, outdoor adventures, natural landscapes, and historic landmarks. There’s fun, inspiration and entertainment everywhere in the city!
Peruse the Aviation History at March Field Air Museum!
Image by Dereck Bradley via Wikimedia Commons
Check out the piece of aviation history at the March Field Air Museum. The museum honors the achievements of the civilian and military aviators. It houses the military memorabilia from the World War I to the present day, and features the March Field Air Base history. It has over 70 military aircrafts on display, along with several jets and other paraphernalia.
Address: 22550 Van Buren Boulevard, March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518, United States
Phone: 1 951-902-5949
Opening hours: Tuesday & Sunday: 9:00am-4:00pm
Stroll amid the plants and birds at University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens!
Image by Rick Sidwell via Wikimedia Commons
The University of California Riverside Botanic Gardens is home to over 3,500 plant species and more than 200 bird types from across the world. It also has hiking trails, and is a great place for picnic and exploring the nature. Take a tranquil walk amidst the greenery, blossoms and birds at this spot!
Address: 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507, United States
Phone: 1 951-784-6962
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 8:00am-5:00pm
Know the Citrus Industry Past and Present at California Citrus State Historic Park!
Image by MissionInn Jim via Wikimedia Commons
The California Citrus State Historic Park keeps the citrus history alive. It showcases the history and importance of citrus industry in southern California. Learn about the evolution of the citrus industry at this park. There’s a picnic space, activity center, amphitheatre, demonstration groves and interpretive structure.
Address: 9400 Dufferin Avenue, Riverside, CA 92504, United States
Phone: 1 951-780-6222
Thrill and Fun at Castle Park!
Image by SoCal-Dude via Panoramio
Castle Park is an amusement park that has something for all ages and interests. It has arcade games, rides, Water Park, live entertainment and miniature golf courses. The games and rides are centered on a theme. Adventure seekers will marvel at the Screamin’ Demon, Sky Rider and Dragon Flyer, while small kids will enjoy at the Bumper Cars, Crazy Plane, Little Dipper, Flying Animals, and the park’s famous merry-go-round. A fun-filled carnival!
Address: 3500 Polk Street, Riverside, CA 92505, United States
Phone: 1 951-785-3000
Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 1:00pm-8:00pm
Glimpse into the history and culture of Riverside at Riverside Metropolitan Museum!
Image by MissionInn.Jim via Wikimedia Commons
The Riverside Metropolitan Museum features the history, culture and diverse communities of the city. It is composed of three distinct sites- Natural History Museum, Historic Harada House, and Heritage House. Check out the dinosaur bones, mountain lion, history and anthropology displays, and marvel at the Native American artifacts. The natural history area of the museum depicts the story of southland’s animals and plants through dioramas of the mountains and deserts. The Heritage house features the golden age of the city and its construction. It is full of period pieces. The Harada house is a national historic landmark and one of the most important civil rights landmarks in the state.
Address: 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, United States
Phone: 1 951-826-5273
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:30pm; Sunday: 1:00pm-4:30pm
Explore the Riverside history through art at Riverside Art Museum!
Image by MissionInn.Jim via Wikimedia Commons
The Riverside Art Museum features the visual art by historic and contemporary Southern California artists, such as Ralph Love, Robert Wood, William Keith, and more. It has contemporary and traditional art and paintings of diverse themes and addressing the social issues. There are many interesting permanent as well as traveling exhibits.
Address: 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501, United States
Phone: 1 951-684-7111
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00am-4:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Explore the Photographic Media at California Museum of Photography!
Image by https://goo.gl/maps/Wx9s7bQ9Lwn
The University California Riverside: California Museum of Photography has photography exhibits of artistic as well as historical interest. It showcases the relationship of photography to society, art and politics, and also the history and the present day practices of photography and the related media. It depicts the evolution of the art medium through the works by popular artists. Highlights are Ansel Adam collection, a digital photography exhibits and works by the talented local photographers.
Address: 3824 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501, United States
Phone: 1 951-827-4787
Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Glimpse of the local history, culture and art at Mission Inn Museum!
Image by ShafferKM via Wikimedia Commons
Dating back to the 1800s and built in the Mission style, Mission Inn has gone through several renovations. The museum houses exhibits that chronicle the history, culture, art and the development of the city. It has exhibits and vintage pieces related to the hotel’s history. Walk around and soak in the history of the area!
Address: 3696 Main Street, Riverside, CA 92501, United States
Phone: 1 951-788-9556
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 9:30am-4:30pm
Walk to the summit of the Mount Rubidoux and enjoy the spectacular city views!
Image by Takwish via Wikimedia Commons
Walk up the Mount Rubidoux and experience the nature and enjoy the scenic views from the top. It is a historic spot and site of the country’s foremost outdoor interdenominational Easter Sunrise service in 1909.
Best Tourist Spots Map Guide of Riverside