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Mission Inn Museum, Riverside

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The Mission Inn Foundation was incorporated in 1976 to assist in the preservation and restoration of the Mission Inn, and originally, to manage the hotel during ownership by the City of Riverside's Redevelopment Agency. The Mission Inn Hotel & Spa is now privately owned by Duane and Kelly Roberts, and the Foundation has a unique role of operating a non-profit museum within a for-profit hotel. The Mission Inn Museum, operated by the Mission Inn Foundation, was opened in 1993, simultaneous with the reopening of the Mission Inn after seven years of extensive renovations. In addition to the museum, the Mission Inn Foundation interprets the history and significance of the Mission Inn along with the story of its patriarch, Frank Miller, and family through daily hotel tours, monthly public programs and special events, the Hands On History educational initiative, and the continued stewardship of the hotel's expansive art, artifact, and archival collections.
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  • If you are in town, this tour is a must-do. The history and the architecture of this hotel is absolutely worthy of a tour. Our tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable and kept things moving at a.....  more
    If you are in town, this tour is a must-do. The history and the architecture of this hotel is absolutely worthy of a tour. Our tour guide was passionate and knowledgeable and kept things moving at a.....  more »
  • The Mission Inn is a beautiful place, but I cannot recommend staying there during the Festival of Lights. Maybe stay a night or two to see the Lights; then return at a later time to actually enjoy... 
    The Mission Inn is a beautiful place, but I cannot recommend staying there during the Festival of Lights. Maybe stay a night or two to see the Lights; then return at a later time to actually enjoy...  more »
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  • Paid tours. 15 for residents and 20 for non-residents. The guide was very knowledgeable. Apparently they are volunteering. Hot when explaining outside. Bring sunscreen and ur own shade. Lots of history. Go into hotel to see some rooms, presidential suite. Lots of presidents came here.
  • This is a great museum and shop. Whether you're a Riverside local or not this is a great stop. It tells the history of the Mission Inn and Riverside and the significance the Hotel has had in shaping the city as we know it today. Offer a wonderful 75 minute walking tour of the hotel daily.

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