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California Citrus State Historic Park

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Address: 9400 Dufferin Ave, Riverside, CA 92503-6328
Phone Number: +1 951-780-6222
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A 377-acre park dedicated to the preservation of California's citrus...

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.

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So Much Citrus, So Little Time

I was intrigued by fellow TA members' reviews. Was staying downtown and really wanted to get out to see the area. So glad I came here. Such a beautiful place. Museum staff were... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Raleigh, NC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was intrigued by fellow TA members' reviews. Was staying downtown and really wanted to get out to see the area. So glad I came here. Such a beautiful place. Museum staff were stellar. They helped me appreciate the variety of trees, including those bearing more routine to very exotic fruit. And it is a lovely place, with the mountain... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful park area but you really have to take the tour to understand why it is here. There are so many different varieties of citrus it and the guide explains several unique ones you will miss if you just walk around. You also get to taste several different varieties. Very informative and interesting guide. We were rushed... More 

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Culver City, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The California Citrus State Historic Park is an interesting place to walk among orange orchards - to get a feel for what much of rural Southern California must have been like - before the suburbs engulfed them. Unfortunately, I picked a Thursday to visit the park - and the visitor center was closed. I'm sure it would provide more history... More 

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Park was okay, beautiful orange trees, but not much to do because tours had ended for the day. Went to Visitor's Center and museum. Didn't stay long.

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Riverside, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have lived in Riverside almost 40 years and had never been here until we had two sets of visitors in October. We thought this would be an interesting place to take them and it definitely was. The museum is small but very informative and the docents were very knowledgeable. The docent that showed us the different citrus was most interesting... More 

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Victorville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

If you love taking long walks within a green landscape which offers beautiful vista views than this is your place. Most of the walking paths are paved which are a big plus for those who need stroller or wheelchair accessibly. Many of the paths will take you into the citrus groves which will led to the hill top were views... More 

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Alamo, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

It was great hearing about the history of citrus in the area. We took the guided tour and saw the video.

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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

The birdwatching, the walking trails and the museum are great. If you are just a little bit interested in the history of Riverside, you need to visit the California Citrus State Historic Park.

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Riverside, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Have visited a few times. It is a very well laid out park with ample parking, very nice organization, and lots of historic orange trees and landscape. However, the recent drought has taken its toll on the flora and the tourism. Overall, average place.

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Spring, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Great museum. Very nice informative people working. The smell of citrus fruit is amazing. Rows and rows of beauty. My husband took part of a sampling. Yum!

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