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AREA ATTRACTIONS

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Citrus State Historic Park, Riverside:  The California Citrus State Historic Park is operated by the State Park System. Situated on land considered the finest naval orange growing region in the world.  The park has two goals: to tell the colorful and far-reaching story of the citrus industry, and to preserve a vanishing cultural landscape. Of historical significance, the Gage Canal traverses the park.  In continuous operation since the 1880's, the canal system imports water and irrigate the groves to make them thrive.

Museums of Downtown, Riverside: Five unique historical buildings house the collections and exhibitions of downtown‟s museums.  All museums are within walking distance of each other in the Mission Inn Historic District. The District contains one of California‟s best preserved downtowns, featuring fine examples of revival architecture from the period 1890-1929.

Art Galleries: Several fine galleries are in the heart of downtown Riverside.

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Tours of the Town: This is a specialized service that includes an experienced tour guide who will board your bus and entertain your passengers, regaling them with anecdotes and local history. Call (951) 682-3881 for more information and pricing.

Docent Tour Mission Inn: For group reservations please call (951) 781-8241

Group Excursions:  All one-day tours are 4-5 hours in duration. Fee includes lunch, guide and admissions. Minimum of 25 people per tour.

A full listing of Downtown Dining, Entertainment, Shopping and Cultural venues is available in the Downtown Riverside Pocket & Dining Guide (http://www.riversidedowntown.org/files/RDP_Pocket_Guide.pdf)

Temecula Valley Wine Country: Rolling hills covered with vineyards, expansive views that reach to the highest mountains in five Southern California countries, air swept clean by ocean breezes coming through a gap in the coastal mountains, and the old west town of Temecula all combines to make the Temecula Valley an exciting place to visit one or all the 11 wineries for a day or a weekend.

Castle Amusement Park: Group packages available; two miniature trains, antique carousel, twenty six rides, four sculptured miniature golf courses (72 holes), beautiful arcade with 400 video games, pool tables and games of skill, quality family entertainment in colorful pleasant settings 365 days a year.

Glen Ivy: Just minutes from Riverside, 14 hot mineral springs and Jacuzzis, and a mud bath await to relax you. You may also indulge yourself with a Swedish or Shiatsu massage, a facial pedicure and manicure -all in a lush green environment.  A room is also available for parties in the pavilion or you may lunch by one of the pools.  Open daily 10am -6pm. 

Fiesta Village: The complete Family Fun Center.  Baseball batting cages, arcade room, miniature golf, giant water slide and a new raceway.  Open 10 am to late evening hours. Free parking.  1405 E. Washington Ave., Colton.  (909) 824-1111

Our climate is ideal and we are an easy drive to all of Southern California‟s major attractions: Disneyland, Knott‟s Berry Farm, Universal Studios, the Richard Nixon Library, beaches, desert, award winning vineyards, championship golf, and the mountains.  Centrally located between Los Angeles and Palm Springs, we are the affordable choice.

HISTORIC LANDMARKS IN RIVERSIDE 

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Downtown Riverside occupies the heart of the city‟s original Mile Square, settled in 1870 by John North and a group of well-educated industrious Eastern investors. Today‟s downtown reflects a rich blend of history, activity, architecture, tree-lined pedestrian spaces, cultural and entertainment facilities. Riverside is the urban getaway right next door.

Here are a few of the sites you‟ll see on the Downtown Walking Tour:

  • Mission Inn (3649 Mission Inn Avenue) Owner Frank A. Miller‟s Mission Inn epitomized his role as Riverside‟s leading exponent of the Mission Revival style. Built between 1902 and 1932, the Inn's architects included Arthur S. Benton, Myron Hunt and G. Stanley Wilson. The hotel originated on the site in 1876 as the home of Miller‟s parents. Public tours of the Mission Inn are provided four times daily, Monday through Friday, by the trained docents of the Mission Inn Foundation. On weekends, the tours depart every half hour. The walking tour takes 75 minutes and begins at the Mission Inn Museum. Tour times and route are subject to availability. For reservations, call the Mission Inn Foundation (951-781-8241) or the Mission Inn Museum (951-788-9556).
  • Riverside County Courthouse (3050 Main Street) Designed by Franklin P. Burnham in the style of beaux-arts Classicism to duplicate the facade of the 1900 Paris Exposition's Grand Palace of Fine Arts. The courthouse was completed in 1903. Contractor F. O. Engstrom used brick and concrete for this building, which features Ionic columns and classic sculpture.
  • Unitarian-Universalist Church (3525 Mission Inn Avenue) Architect A. C. Willard designed this 1891 Norman Gothic Revival style church building; which was constructed of Arizona sandstone in medieval English parish church style, a form of Gothic Revival. Reverend George H. Deere founded Riverside‟s first Universalist congregation in 1881. Sunday morning services are enhanced by the picturesque restored interior lit by detailed stained glass windows.
  • Magnolia United Presbyterian Church (7200 Magnolia Avenue) Architect A. W. Boggs designed and built the Gothic Revival church in 1881. It is the oldest church building in the city of Riverside.
  • Heritage House (Bettner-McDavid House) (8193 Magnolia Avenue) This Queen Anne style house was designed by John A. Walls for Mrs. James A. Bettner, widow of an early citrus pioneer. Completed in 1891, it was purchased by the Riverside Museum Associates in 1969 and now operates as a historic house museum. Highlights include the staircase, gas lamps, and turn-of-the­century decor. Call for tour hours. Free admission, donation suggested. (951) 826-5273
  • First Congregational Church (3755 Lemon Street) Designed by well-known architect Myron Hunt, and built by the Cresmer Manufacturing Company. This concrete building is in the Spanish Colonial Revival style with Churrigueresque elements. The first services were held on December 24, 1913.
  • First Church of Christ, Scientist (3606 Lemon Street) Designed by architect Arthur S. Benton and completed in 1901, this church is Riverside‟s oldest surviving example of mission Revival style architecture. It is also the church that introduced Christian Science to Southern California.
  • Union Pacific Depot (3751 Vine Street) This Mission Revival style depot was built in 1904 by the San Pedro, Los Angeles, and Salt Lake Railroad, which became part of the Union Pacific in 1921. Passenger service was discontinued in 1971.
  • Bandshell at Fairmount Park (Market Street at Fairmount Blvd). The original bandshell was designed by Arthur S. Benton and constructed in 1920 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the founding of Riverside‟s Military Band. It was destroyed in a fire in 1992 and rebuilt in 1995.
  • Victoria Avenue (from Myrtle Avenue, southwest seven miles to Boundary Lane) One of California's great historic avenues, lined with palms, eucalyptus and old fashioned rose bushes. This landscape pattern dates from 1892 and has been a local showplace ever since. Bicycle paths run alongside this distinctive 7 mile divided avenue bordered by orange groves. This landscaped avenue was developed to connect the 1890 Arlington Heights subdivision to downtown. Grading was completed in 1892. Landscape architect Franz P. Hosp supervised the original planting; the avenue now includes over 90 species of trees as well as numerous shrubs.
  • Benedict Castle (5445 Chicago Avenue) this Spanish style castle was designed by H.L.A. Jekel in the Spanish-Moorish style and built in two stages, 1922-1931. It is now headquarters for the Teen Challenge Program. For further information, call (951) 683­4241.
  • Buena Vista Drive & Park Principal entrance to Riverside from the west prior to the opening of the Pomona Freeway. The rustic-looking 1931 bridge of locally quarried granite is a favorite path for walkers, joggers, bicyclists, and the occasional slow-moving automobile. Landmark status includes Raincross lamp standards and balustrades, St. Francis fountain and waterfall, stone bridge and towers of former river bridge.
  • First Congregational Church (3504 Mission Inn Avenue at Lemon) Completed in 1913 as the third home of the city's first church congregation, the building was designed by architect Myron Hunt in Spanish Renaissance Revival style with Churrigueresque tower and details. The carillon was installed in the bell tower in 1989.
  • Fox Theater (3801 Mission Inn Avenue at Market) Opened in 1929, the Spanish Colonial Revival style theater served the community as a combination cinema/vaudeville house and attracted well-known performers including Bing Crosby and Judy Garland. Also popular as a location for motion picture previews, the theater was the site of the first public screening of "Gone with the Wind" in 1939.
  • Parent Navel Orange Tree (Located on Magnolia at Arlington Avenue). One of two received from Brazil via Washington, D.C. about 1875. From them the premium table variety was propagated worldwide. The Parent Navel Orange Tree still bears fruit.
AREA SHOPPING CENTERS 

Riverside is home to some of the greatest shopping in the Inland Empire. Riverside residents and visitors enjoy a wide variety of retail and shopping opportunities throughout the City. Shoppers can experience everything from Riverside‟s charming downtown shops and boutiques to specialty shops at the newly renovated Riverside Plaza to top brand-name stores at the Galleria at Tyler and other nearby shopping centers. From specialty retailers to nationally recognized stores, Riverside has it all.

Main Street Riverside www.riversidedowntown.org (on Main Street between 5th Street and University Avenue) Main Street Riverside is a charming place to shop. A beautifully landscaped pedestrian walkway is flanked by a collection of one-of-a-kind shops full of carefully chosen and unique merchandise.  Along with the shops, you‟ll find some of the most specialized and delicious restaurants in the Inland Empire. Specializing in the unique, this area is like no other in Riverside.

Riverside Plaza www.shopriversideplaza.com  (Central Avenue West of the 91 Freeway)  Newly redeveloped, Riverside Plaza, in the heart of Riverside's Magnolia Center, boasts over 50 stores and restaurants including Active Ride Shop, Bloom, Chico's, Forever 21, JoS. A. Bank, Marshalls, Nordstrom Rack, Lucky Feet Shoes, Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium 16, Blaze Fast-Fire'd Pizza, Massage Envy, California Pizza Kitchen, Panera Bread, Ooka Japanese Restaurant, Islands Fine Burgers & Drinks and Lounge 33.

Galleria at Tyler www.galleriatyler.com(91 Freeway, Tyler Street Exit) Galleria at Tyler is the Inland Empire‟s most prestigious shopping center. The Galleria features a fabulous food court with patio seating, several fine dining restaurants including The Cheesecake Factory, P.F. Chang‟s China Bistro, Yard House and Elephant Bar and three outstanding department stores -Nordstrom, Macy‟s and JC Penney and more than 170 specialty stores. As a guest of the Galleria, you‟ll discover an astounding selection of your favorite fashions, stylish furnishings, quality gifts, plus tempting places to eat and uniquely special finds.

FAMILY FUN 

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Entertainment & Recreation

Adams Kart Track, 5292 24th Street, (951)686-3826, www.adamskarttrack.com

AMF Riverside Lanes, 10781 Indiana Avenue, (951)353-2695, www.amf.com

Arlington Lanes, 7100 Arlington Avenue, (951) 688-2695, www.goarlingtonlanes.com 

Castle Park, 3500 Polk Street, (951) 785-3000, www.castlepark.com

California Citrus State Historic Park, 1879 Jackson Street, (951) 780-6222,www.ultimatecitrus.com/california/calcitruspark

Hanger 18 Indoor Climbing, 6935 Arlington Avenue, (951) 359-5040, www.climbhanger18.com

Mount Rubidoux, (951) 683.3436, www.mt-rubidoux.org, or www.lostdestinations.com/mtrubidoux

Q-Bonkers Billiards Club, 9364 Magnolia Ave., (951) 688-4866

Threshhold Indoor Rock Climbing Gym, 2111 Iowa Avenue, (951) 742-8479, www.climbthreshhold.com

Live Performances

Broadway in Riverside, Fox Performing Arts Center, (951) 684-2929, www.broadwayinriverside.com

California Riverside Ballet, 3840 Lemon Street, (951) 787-7850, www.crballet.com

Fox Performing Arts Center, 3801 Mission Inn Ave., (951) 788-3944, www.foxriversidelive.com

Performance Riverside, 4800 Magnolia Avenue, (951) 222-8100, www.performanceriverside.org

Riverside Children‟s Theater, 2900 Adams Street, (951) 689-5660, www.riversidechildrenstheatre.org

Riverside Community Players, 4026 14th Street, (951) 686-4030, www.riversidecommunityplayers.com

Riverside County Philharmonic, 3485 Mission Inn Avenue, (951) 787-0251, www.thephilharmonic.org

Riverside Municipal Auditorium, 3485 Mission Inn Avenue, (951) 787-7678, www.riversidemunicipalauditorium.com

Sevilla of Riverside, 3252 Mission Inn Ave., (951) 778-0611, www.cafesevilla.com

UCR Performing Arts/Cultural Events, (951) 787-4331 or (951) 787-4629

InlandArts.com, (951) 680-1345, www.inlandarts.com

Riverside Arts Council (RAC), 3485 Mission Inn Avenue, (951) 680-1345, www.riversideartscouncil.com

ART GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

Brandstater Gallery at La Sierra University, 4500 Riverside Parkway, (951) 785-2959, www.artscenecal.com/LaSierraUniv.html

Division 9 Gallery, 3850 Lemon Street, (951) 682-5990, www.division9gallery.com

March Field Museum, 23020 Atlantic Circle, Moreno Valley, (951) 902-5949, www.marchfield.org

Mission Inn Museum, 3696 Main Street, (951) 788-9556, www.missioninnmuseum.com Riverside Art Museum, 3425 Mission Inn Avenue, (951) 684-7111, www.riversideartmuseum.org

Riverside Community Arts Association Gallery, 3870 Lemon Street, (951) 682-6737 Riverside Metropolitan Museum, 3580 Mission Inn Avenue, (951) 826-5273, www.riversideca.gov/museum

Shades of Art Gallery, 3557 Main Street, (951) 683-0141 Sherman Indian Museum, 9010 Magnolia Avenue, (951) 276-6719, www.shermanindianmuseum.org

The People's Gallery, 3643 University Avenue, (951) 682-3173

UCR/California Museum of Photography, 3824 Main Street, (951) 784-FOTO, www.cmp.ucr.edu

World Museum of Natural History at La Sierra University, 4500 Riverwalk Parkway, (951) 785­2307, www.lasierra.edu

MOVIE THEATERS 

AMC Theaters at Tyler Galleria 16, 3775 Tyler Street, (888) 262-4386, www.amctheatres.com

Mission Grove Theaters, 121 Alessandro Boulevard, (951) 789-8483, www.missiongrovetheater.com

Regal Riverside Plaza Stadium 16, 3535 Central Avenue, (951) 784-4600, www.regmovies.com

University Village Cinemas, 1201 University Avenue #A, (951) 784-4342, www.ultrastarmovies.com

Van Buren Drive-In Theater, 3035 Van Buren Boulevard, (951) 688-2360, www.vanburendrivein.com

FARMERS MARKETS 

The Riverside Downtown Farmers Market is a place for area farmers to sell their seasonal crops directly to customers. Located on the Main Street Riverside between 5th & 6th, in the arts and culture district of downtown Riverside, it provides a unique opportunity to shop for fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, hummus, aged Gouda cheese by Winchester Cheese Co., fresh baked bread from Old Towne Baking Co. and other specialty food items.

Downtown Farmer’s Market

Open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1p.m. Downtown Neighborhood -Main Street between 5th and 6th Streets

Galleria at Tyler Farmer’s Market

Open every Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. La Sierra Neighborhood, Galleria at Tyler in the parking lot of Barnes and Noble 1299 Galleria at Tyler

Kaiser Permanente Farmer’s Market

Open every Friday from 10 a.m. to 2p.m. La Sierra Neighborhood, Riverside Medical Center 10800 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA

Orangecrest Certified Farmers’ Market

Open every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1p.m. Orange Terrace Community Center 20010 Orange Terrace Parkway, Riverside, CA

Riverside Certified Farmer’s Market

Open every Friday from 8 a.m. to 12p.m. Magnolia Center Neighborhood

Sear‟s parking lot; 5261Arlington Avenue, Riverside, CA

DINING OPTIONS-within walking distance of Riverside Convention Center

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Molino’s Coffee

Offering Cuban Coffee 3660 Mission Inn Ave Riverside, CA 92501

(951) 276-7147 Mon-Friday 6am-10pm Saturday 8am-10pm Sunday 8am-9pm

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

The world's best coffees and teas 3712 Mission Inn Ave Riverside, CA 92501

(951) 684-3803 Mon-Sunday-6am-9pm

Back to the Grind

Offering a variety of coffees, teas and smoothies 3575 University Avenue Riverside California, 92501 951-784-0800 Mon-Thu 8am-11pm

Fri-Sat 9am-12pm / Sunday 8am-9pm

Simple Simon’s

Bakery and Bistro 3639 N Main St.

(951) 369-6030 Monday – Friday 7am-5pm Saturday 9am-4pm Closed Sundays

Tamale Factory

Authentic Mexican Cooking 3663 Main St.

(951) 342-3023 Monday – Friday 7am-2:30pm

Casey’s Cupcakes

Cupcake Eatery 3649 Mission Inn Ave.

(951) 328-6908 Monday-Sunday 9am-9pm

Pacific Cabin Sushi

Sushi Restaurant 3770 9th St.

(951) 782-0888 Monday – Saturday 11:00am-2:30pm, 4:30pm-9:30pm Sunday: 1:00pm-8:30pm

9th Street Italian

Tuscany Atmosphere 3790 Ninth Street

(951) 686-8871 Monday – Friday 11:00am-2:30pm Friday – Saturday 5:00pm-9:00pm

Elephant Thai Cuisine

Authentic Thai Cuisine 3720 Mission Ave

(951) 682-9300 Sunday – Thursday 11:00am-9:30pm Friday – Saturday 11:00am-10:00pm

Doña Timo’s La Cascada

Mexican Grill Cocina and Seafood 3635 University Ave.

(951) 684-8614 Sunday – Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm Friday – Saturday 9:00am-10:00pm Happy Hour Monday – Friday 2:00pm-6:00pm

Heroes

Restaurant & Brewery American 3204 Mission Inn Ave Riverside, CA 92501 Monday-Wednesday: 11:00am-11:00pm Thursday & Friday: 11:00am – 1:30am Saturday: 10:00am – 1:30am Sunday: 10:00am-11:00pm

Salad Buzz

3737 Main Street, Suite 102 Riverside, CA 92503 951-683-4178 Monday-Sunday 9:00am-8:00pm

Pixel’s

Martini Bar 3535 University Ave

(951) 683-7957 Monday – Sunday 11am-2am

Mario’s Place

Contemporary Italian Cuisine 3646 Mission Inn Ave.

(951) 684-7755 Monday – Thursday 5:30pm-9:30pm Friday – Saturday 5:30pm-1am Closed Sundays Reservations Highly Recommended Live Music Entertainment Friday and Saturday 10pm-1am

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Kitchen & Whiskey Bar Sunday Brunch 11am-3pm Sunday-Wednesday 11am-12am Thursday -Saturday: 11am to 2am 3597 Main St.

(951) 222-2110

Sevilla

Spanish Tapas Bar, Restaurant, and Nightclub. 3252 Mission Inn Ave.

(951) 778-0677 Monday – Thursday 4:30pm-11pm Friday – Saturday 4:30pm

D-Dogs Sport Restaurant

Downtown Riverside's Largest Family Friendly SportsRestaurant

3557 University Ave.

(951) 686-2176 Monday – Friday 11:30am-12:00am Saturday -Sunday 9:00am-12:00am

San Manuel Indian & Bingo Casino

24 minutes, 18.95 miles 27995 Highland Ave., Highland, CA 92346

(909) 862-2863

Morongo Casino Resort & Spa

38 minutes, 36.19 miles 49500 Seminole Dr., Cabazon, CA 92230

(800) 252-4499

Pechanga Resort & Casino

47 minutes, 44.29 miles 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592

(877) 711-2WIN For bus reservations contact, Araceli at (951) 770-5160

Agua Caliente Casino

62 minutes, 62.8 miles 32-250 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

(760) 321-2000

HONORING OUR VETERANS 

Riverside National Cemetery

22495 Van Buren Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92518

(951) 653-8417 or www.cem.va.gov

Riverside National Cemetery was established on November 11, 1978. The Cemetery serves approximately one million Veterans in Southern California. Situated on 922 acres, the cemetery accommodates casketed and cremated remains. More than 8,000 interments are conducted each year. Riverside National

Cemetery is the most active of American‟s national cemeteries

March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Blvd, Riverside, CA 92518

(951) 902-5949; www.marchfield.org Open Tuesday-Sunday, 9am-4pm

Historical artifacts from 1918 to the present, rare unusual aircraft and interactive and historical exhibits including major conflicts and wars, Women in Aviation, the Tuskegee Airmen and War Dogs. Guided Docent Tours, Simulator Rides, Tram Tours

Fliers’ Wall at Mission Inn (Located inside the Mission Inn) The plaque on the Famous Fliers' Wall is surrounded by 154 pairs of stunning 10-inch copper wings, each dedicated to an individual or a group of fliers.

War Memorial Pavilion

(Located on 8th and Main St.) Villegas Statue: Ysmael R. Villegas (3/21/1924-3/20/1954) received the Medal of Honor, in World War II. Wall Mount Plaque, Flag Pole

VA Loma Linda Healthcare System 11201 Benton Street Loma Linda, CA 92357 Phone number: 909-825-7084

VA Corona Clinic

800 Magnolia Ave. #101 Corona, CA 92879; (951) 817-8820

VA Redlands Blvd Clinic

25828 Redlands Blvd, Redlands, CA 92374, (909) 583-6930