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The Best Riverside Attractions

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Riverside Sightseeing Attractions

Castle Park Theme Park
3500 Polk Street
Riverside , CA 92505
(951) 785-3000
Adams Motor Sports Park
5292 24th Street
Riverside , CA 92509
Splash Kingdom Theme Water Park
1101 North California Street
Redlands , CA 92501
(909 )335-7275
Orange Empire Railway Museum
2201 South A Street
Perris , CA 92570
(951) 657-2605
Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside , CA
(951) 684-7111
California Speedway
9300 Cherry Avenue
Fontana , CA 92335
(909) 429-5000
Snow Summit Mountain Resort
880 Summit Blvd
Big Bear, CA 92315
(909) 866-5766
Lake Perris
17801 Lake Perris Blvd
Perris , CA 92571
(951) 657-0676
March Field Air Museum
22550 Van Buren
Riverside, CA 92518
(951) 902-5949
California Theatre of Performing Arts
562 West Fourth Street
San Bernardino, CA 92402
(909) 885-5152

Riverside, California

The Mission Inn, a National Historic Landmark is undoubtedly one the most recognizable and visited landmarks in Riverside. The historic hotel, officially known as The Mission Inn Hotel and Spa is the nation's largest Mission Revival Style building that was built in 1902. Part of the Mission Inn was transformed into museum where you can learn more about the history of the building, its architecture, furniture and other interesting facts. Visitors interested in history will also like the Riverside Fox Theater famous for being the first theater showing the film Gone With the Wind in 1939. Worth visiting are also the Harada House and Riverside County courthouse as well as the Riverside Metropolitan Museum and California Citrus State Historic Park. The latter features a museum where you can learn more about the history of California citrus industry as well as a citrus tree orchard still producing high-quality fruits.

Visitors interested in arts have plenty to see in Riverside as well. Make sure you visit the YMCA building, a beautiful Italian Renaissance palazzo housing the Life Arts Center as well as the Riverside Art Museum, a Registered Historic Place with rotating exhibits. Worth visiting are also the Sweeney Art Gallery and the UCR/California Museum of Photography, while the world's largest paper cup, over three stories high Dixie Cup is an absolute must-see. It is found on Iowa Street north of Palmyrita.

Riverside will delight nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. At the Victoria Avenue, a scenic road listed on the National Register of Historic Places you can find a large number of exotic trees and plants but the top “natural” landmark is Mount Rubidoux next to the Santa Ana River offering a spectacular view of the city. You can reach the top within about an hour but make sure to carry enough water. The hill also houses many historical markers and memorials including the charming Peace Tower and Friendship Bridge constructed by Frank Miller, the owner of the Mission Inn. You can also go hiking on Box Springs Mountain where you can observe local wildlife. For bird watching you do not have the leave the city at all. Visit the Fairmount Park, an urban oasis at the River Santa Ana and Lake Evans which is home to many bird species. Worth visiting is also the University of California, Riverside, Botanic Gardens with an impressive collection of plant species from all over the world as well as the World Museum of Natural History at the Sierra University.

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