Places To See in Riverside

Places to See UCR Botanic Gardens
Escape the routine and take a peaceful break amidst birds, bees, blossoms and butterflies by visiting the UCR Botanic Gardens, 39 acres of flowers, trees, woods, and gardens. There are hiking trails. beautiful spots for picnics, and perfect places just to sit and meditate. A gentle pathway for wheelchair access winds through the main features of the gardens. Twice a year, the Gardens hold their very popular Plant Sale. Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. Admission and parking are free. (951) 787-4650.
Places to See March Field Air Museum
Exhibits depicting the history of March Air Force Base, plus 53 vintage aircraft and memorabilia dating from World War I to the present. The museum is open 10 am - 4pm daily (10-5 weekends in Summer Months). Closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Day. Interstate 215 at Van Buren Boulevard. March Air Force Base. (951) 697-6602.
Places to See Castle Amusement Park
Offers rides and attractions, four 18-hole miniature golf courses and a three-level video arcade. Ride park 6-11 p.m. Fridays, noon-11 p.m. Saturdays, noon-8 p.m. Sundays. Arcade and miniature golf open daily at 10 a.m. 3500 Polk Street. (951) 785-4140
Places to See Jensen Alvarado Ranch
Historic ranch completely restored to portray rural life. You will find cattle, sheep, chickens, rabbits, a duck pond and goats. There are citrus groves, peach, apricot and plum orchards, and a grape vineyard. Observe plowing with horses and general farm life by those dressed in period clothing. The Winery Museum and Gift Corner are open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekends. 4350 Briggs St.. (951) 369-6055
Places to See Jurupa Mountains Cultural Center
Earth science museum, horticulture information, and Saturday field trips. Museum open 1:00-4:00 p.m.. Tuesday through Saturday. Don't miss the dinosaurs! 7621 Granite Hill Dr. (951) 685-5818.
Places to See Mission Inn
The Mission Inn which now fills an entire block began as the Glenwood Cottages. a family run hotel. In 1876 the C.C. Miller family began taking paying guests into their Riverside home. When the first large construction, the Mission Wing, opened in 1903 the hotel was renamed Glenwood Mission Inn. 3649 Mission Inn Avenue. (951) 784-0300
Places to See Mount Rubidoux
Walk to the top of Riverside's most historic landform and site of the nation's first outdoor interdenominational Easter Sunrise Service in 1909. Overlooking the Downtown, from this vantage point it's obvious there is lots to see and do here.
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