Out & About - Historic walking tours of downtown Riverside

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From the eclectic Mission Inn and magnificent County Courthouse to the modern City Hall and mid-century public library, downtown Riverside is rich in architectural history and variety. Fortunately, many of these gems are within walking distance down a few adjoining streets. As such, we've created a few short circular, self-guided tours -- Mission Inn Avenue, University Avenue and Main Street.

The three tours, which we first produced for ThingsToDoInlandEmpire.com, can easily be completed within 1 to 2 hours each (depending, of course, on how fast you walk). So print out the articles, put on your walking shoes, grab a bottle of water and be sure to bring your camera!


TOUR: MISSION INN AVENUE | MAP: View a larger Google Maps of this tour




TOUR: UNIVERSITY AVENUE | MAP: View a larger Google Maps of this tour




TOUR: MAIN STREET | MAP: View a larger Google Maps of this tour



2 Comments

What a great tour! Thank you for posting.

Warning: The City appears to be dead-set on McMissioning the downtown library. Don't be surprised if you see arches, a tower, and a dome proposed in the near future.

@Michael - Thanks for the comment! We hope the tours inspire folks to head downtown and appreciate its surviving history and varying architecture -- aspects not found in most other areas of Southern California.

Regarding the downtown library -- yes, we are aware of the proposals afoot. We're glad more folks are beginning to speak up about potential demolition and/or changes to the modern building (and we encourage them to speak up, if only to help add perspective to the process).

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