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Did you know that there are approximately 850 million visits to museums every year in America? They contribute $50 billion to the U.S. economy each year. If you think about how marvelous museums are, these numbers make sense. Museums can transport you to old worlds, future worlds, worlds you never thought you could be a part of.

If you’re looking to add some of those unknown worlds to your day, check out our list of museums in the area. They are all within driving distance and offer a variety of topics that will enchant every member of the family.

California Museum of Photography

3824 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501   Directions

(909) 787-4787


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how many words are hanging in the California Museum of Photography? Find out when you pay a visit to this highly enjoyable facility that is a feast for the eyes from beginning to end. See stunning prints by such famous photographers as Ansel Adams, Lewis Hine, Alfred Steiglitz and Mary Ellen Mark. The expertly lit pieces all seem to come alive as you stroll from one exhibit to the next. Don't forget to stop into the gift shop to purchase copies of your favorite prints.

Jensen Alvarado Ranch

4307 Briggs St
Jurupa Valley, CA 92509   Directions

(951) 369-6055


Reading about history is one way to familiarize yourself with the past's most significant moments, but being a part of it will make even more of a lasting impression. That's what you'll experience when you visit the Jensen Alvarado Ranch just outside of Riverside. Upon your arrival, you will encounter costumed interpreters who will guide you through vivid demonstrations of what life was like on a ranch in the late 19th century. You will be a part of the action as you find yourself helping out with such daily farm duties as churning butter or feeding the animals. You can also learn about how much of a challenge farming was back then when you visit the ranch museum that is also located here. This is where you will have a chance to see attractions like antique farm equipment as well as artifacts from the ranch's past.

Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center

7621 Granite Hill Dr
Riverside, CA 92509   Directions

(909) 685-5818


The Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center is more than just a history lesson–it is a compelling, interactive experience that offers visitors a chance to learn about archeology, geology, paleontology, and earth sciences. There are several types of experiences that await you the minute you step through the door of this enticingly well-laid out museum. There's a good balance of hands-on activities, multi-media exhibits and visually compelling presentations that all make for a “rock solid” experience that's both educational and fun.

March Field Air Museum

22550 Van Buren Blvd
Riverside, CA 92518   Directions

(951) 902-5949


There's plenty of high-flying history to discover when you visit the March Field Air Museum. This is where stories of aviation, military, and March Field all come alive. See various vintage aircraft, get up close to special collections of planes, and learn about some truly fascinating aeronautical history. You may even get to see one of these classic aircraft in the process of being restored.

Riverside Art Museum

3425 Mission Ave
Riverside, CA 92501   Directions

(909) 684-7111


Show your significant other that you have a uniquely romantic view of your relationship when you take her to the Riverside Art Museum. This is an ideal place to meet and take in all the exceptional art that is displayed here. From various media to different themes, this is where the two of you will enjoy strolling from one eye-catching exhibit to the next. There's also a gift shop to stop into before you depart, and by picking up an art print or a souvenir, you'll demonstrate how much your sweetheart means to you, and how your love is a constant work in progress.

Riverside Heritage House

8193 Magnolia Ave
Riverside, CA 92504   Directions

(951) 826-5273


The Riverside Heritage House is a place where the area's history and agricultural significance are celebrated in a most dramatic way. The house itself is an impressive example of 19th century Victorian style, an architectural design that was popular with homes of the period. The home stands on 1.3 acres of citrus groves, and this historical attraction is meant to represent the significance and contributions of orange growers during the Golden Age of citrus horticulture.

Riverside Metropolitan Museum

3580 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501   Directions

(951) 826-5273


The Riverside Metropolitan Museum brings together various aspects of science and history and presents them all in a way that uniquely reflects the beauty and diversity of the area. Everything from the flowering of desert plants, various anthropological exhibits, as well as various presentations that highlight different aspects of Riverside's natural history all perfectly combine to create an experience in which visitors will learn much while being fascinated several times along the way.

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