Castle Park

NEW FOR 2011!

Buccaneer Cove features five levels of family water play with dozens of interactive water elements, including 5 colorful water slides, wet water tunnels, interactive aqua domes, fun spray cannons, spray loops and cylinder spray fountains and a huge splash bucket. Lounge chairs and lush shady foliage will provide guests with the chance to take a break from the sun. Semi-private cabanas with food service will be available for all day rental at an additional fee.

Buccaneer Cove is included with Admission to the Park. There is NOT a separate charge for this area.

Cabana Rentals

8 person capacity - Only $29.99
Includes the 1 topping large pizza & pitcher of sodas

10 person capacity - Only $39.99
includes the 1 topping large pizza, pitcher of sodas, popcorn
and cotton candy

Cabanas available with advance reservations. Call 951-785-3000, extension 0.

Receive Royal Pass for All Day Unlimited Rides and
One 2011 Any Day LA County Fair Ticket for Only $30.00
Value $45.99, save $15.99

Available Only at the Park.

Restrictions: Height and Weight restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, or group. Other restrictions apply. See park for details. Promotion and Coupon Usage Guideline

Summer Saver- Buy at Day at $22.99 (General & Junior)
and get the rest of the Summer FREE!
Get the Summer Free with a Castle Park Summer Pass. Pass is valid any day the Ride Park is in Operation through September 25, 2011. Includes the newest attraction Buccaneer Cove!


Restrictions: Offer valid during normal ride park operating hours. Height and Weight restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, or group. Other restrictions apply. See park for details. Promotion and Coupon Usage Guideline

$13.00 Admission after 5:00pm on Fridays beginning
August 12 through September 30, 2011

Restrictions: Offer valid during normal ride park operating hours. Height and Weight restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, or group. Other restrictions apply. See park for details. Promotion and Coupon Usage Guideline
Limited Time Offer - Celebrate your birthday with a FREE visit!

Excluding: Video Games, redemption games or games that reward prizes or tickets.
Print and present this web page along with proof of birthdate* to the cashier to redeem this special offer. Free visit is valid for a all-day ride admission. CODE EBPF0509. This offer in not available online.

Restrictions: This offer is only valid with this ad. Offer must be used on actual birth date only. Offer valid during normal ride park operating hours. Height and Weight restrictions may apply. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, or group. Other restrictions apply. See park for details. Promotion and Coupon Usage Guideline

*Parents of children must show proof of birthday with a birth certificate or passport. No exceptions.

8 person capacity - Only $29.99
Includes the 1 topping large pizza & pitcher of sodas

A service fee is applied to each online order. Pricing subject to change. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges, including for loss or theft.

Royal & Junior Knight Tickets

Your best value at Castle Park. Package valued over $43.00!!*

Royal Knight Ticket (over 48”) - $28.99
Junior Knight Ticket (under 48” or Age 55+) - $21.99


  • 1 all-day Unlimited Ride Wristband
  • 1 game of Championship Miniature Golf
  • 1 $5.00 bag of Castle Arcade tokens
  • 1 bag of popcorn
  • 1 coupon for $1.00 off any food purchase over $4.00
  • Can be used on any normal operating day, a great gift idea!

    Pricing subject to change. A service fee is applied to each online order. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges, including for loss or theft.

    Pricing subject to change. A service fee is applied to each online order. No refunds, rain checks or exchanges, including for loss or theft.

    AAA members show your card and save!
    $5.00 Off General Admission
    $10.00 Off Royal Pass

    Restrictions: Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, or group. Other restrictions apply. See park for details.

    Calling all Boy and Girl Scouts, book your next group outing
    for miniature golf, only $4.99 per person*.

    Put your skills to the test and play 18 holes of miniature golf. Receive a Scout Patch by completing one round. You must keep score and turn in your score card to the golf window at the end of the game.

Restrictions: Minimum of 15 people. Cannot be combined with any other offer, promotion, or group. Other restrictions apply. See park for details.
Promotion and Coupon Usage Guideline

Corporate Ticket Program

Provide your employees or members with a benefit they can enjoy all year by offering discount tickets to the Inland Empire's Favorite Family Amusement Park! Tickets allow you to offer Castle Park's lowest admission rates available to an individual. Your Employees and Members will appreciate the low-ticket rate and convenience of advance purchase. We extend this offer to a limited number of corporations each year so don't miss out on a great opportunity to offer discount tickets to your employees or members!

Van Buren Theatre

Enjoy our expanded snack bar selections and save with coupons!

Riverside Art Museum


Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. *

*First Thursdays: On the first Thursday of each month, museum hours are 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. with paid admission. The museum re-opens from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. for Arts Walk free of charge.

*First Sundays: On the first Sunday of each month (October - May), the museum is open, free to the public, from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. for fun family activities.

The museum is closed on: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday Observed, Presidents' Day Observed, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas. Please check our calendar for more information.


Members: Free
Military Families (with I.D.): Free
Children under 12: Free
General admission: $8
Students (with I.D.), Seniors (65+), and Educators: $4

Walk and Wonder Museum Tour

The Education Department coordinates guided tours for visitors in an accessible and engaging format. The Walk and Wonder tours of the museum's building and exhibitions are currently available only to groups and includes a 30-minute guided curatorial tour with an hour-long art activity. For more information, click here .

Museum Tour Wednesdays

On Wednesdays, from 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., a 45-minute guided tour will be available with the price of admission. A minimum of six (6) people are required to be present for the tour to take place. Please arrive fifteen (15) minutes prior to 3:00 p.m. and check in at the reception desk. Thank you.


Free two-hour parking is plentiful near RAM on Lime Street.

Metered parking is also available downtown near RAM.

Local Restaurants

Make a day or evening of it. Click here to check out the 2011 Top 25 Restaurants in Riverside.

Riverside Art Museum
3425 Mission Inn Ave.
Riverside CA 92501
Phone (951) 684-7111
Fax (951) 684-7332
Send an E-Mail

VIP Nightclub

It's very easy to do, It's free, but there is only one way.

  • Call the club after 5P.M. the day of the show you wish to see
    (951) 784-2370
We are sorry but no early reservations or reservations made by writing anyone off this website will be accespted.



The Mission Inn Museum

The Mission Inn Foundation has developed a new website project, “ Hands on History ,” that integrates the object-based learning implemented through the Mission Inn Foundation's Family Voices educational program and the history and content of the Mission Inn collections. The primary audience for the interactive website is grades 3-12. The museum has extensive experience in providing educational services to all aforementioned grades through its Family Voices and other educational programs. The website will feature learning modules based on artifacts from the Mission Inn collections. Each module will trace the history of the object(s), relate it to the history of the site, list appropriate bibliographic information and provide links to related resources. For example, the “California Mission” module will feature examples of the Henry Chapman Ford Mission Paintings, a short biography of the artist, explain the usefulness of the paintings to historians and archeologists, and provide links to other California Mission sites. Lesson plans matched to the California Education Framework will be available for access by teachers and home schools. The project uses the California State Archives website as a model (see The educational component of the Hands on History website will be pilot tested and evaluated at an elementary, middle and high school in the Riverside area prior to use throughout the county student population and by the general public.

Sherman Indian Museum

Oil Painting from the Aspen Wolf series

Bill Soza Warsoldier ,
(Soboba Band of Cahuilla Indians/White Mountain Apache), is one of the primary catalysts for a change which would make all of us "never look at Indian Art the same way again." His work has a sophisticated starkness which almost forces an observer to be aware of the truths he talked about as a young man, and of which he talks of now. Please contact the Sherman Indian Museum for exhibit days and times. (951)276-6719. Visit for more information.

Riverside International Auto Museum

The Riverside International Automotive Museum (RIAM)
815 Marlborough Avenue #200
Riverside, CA 92507

Main Office and General Information Line:
(951) 369-6966

City of Riverside Metropolitan Museum

The Metropolitan Museum has, in its collections, a cast reproduction of an Allosaurus skeleton purchased in 1978 from an excavation site in central Utah. When we first assembled our website in 1996 the Allosaurus skeleton was described on one of our web pages. It became one of our most-visited pages even though the skeleton wasn't indigenous to our local area!

We like having visitors to our website so we decided, when rebuilding our website, that our Allosaurus deserved a return engagement! So here's the story:

Museum revives a Jurassic Dinosaur

In 1927, paleontologists opened the first excavations at what came to be known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry in central Utah. The site's vast quantity of tangled and disarticulated fossil skeletons received little concerted attention until 1960, when the University of Utah Cooperative Dinosaur Project began work there, under the direction of William Lee Stokes and James Madsen, Jr. Over the 16 year duration of the project, more than 10,000 bones were recovered representing an array of Jurassic dinosaurs, including Camarasaurus, Stegosaurus, a Camptosaurus, and four types of carnivores, the remains of Allosaurus being more abundant than all the other dinosaur species combined. As part of the project, the cooperating museums were provided with prepared Allosaurus skeletons for display at their respective institutions. In addition to these fossil recreations, the project produced a series of cast reproductions which were subsequently distributed to a wider circle of museums.

It was out of this latter effort that an Allosaurus reproduction came to reside at the Riverside Municipal Museum, purchased in 1978.

While the Cleveland-Lloyd quarry has yet to produce articulated remains of individuals, the quantity of material found there made possible the sorting of skeletal elements into sets of compatible proportions and size. Hundreds of bones for each composite skeleton were reproduced in plaster and plastic resin, designed to be mounted on a simple wrought iron framework and painted to resemble the distinctive charcoal black of the original fossils. At the time of the project, accepted interpretation of dinosaur biology allowed for the tail of an Allosaurus to be in contact with the ground (as we see in living lizards and crocodilians), and thus this feature was used to anchor the distinctive tripodal stance seen in all the Cooperative Project's fossil skeletons and casts. (More recent restorations of Allosaurus depict the animal with a rigid tail lifted high above the ground, roughly level with the skeleton's fore portions.)

In restoring its cast of a Cleveland-Lloyd Allosaurus, the Municipal Museum has arrived at a new appreciation for the anatomical wonders of this elegantly structured animal. A mature Allosaurus was a large beast: each thigh bone of this particular skeleton runs about 33 inches in length. Proportionally, with the vertebral column assembled, the total creature approaches 28 feet in overall length. The hind limbs are long and give an impression of great running power. The forelimbs, while shorter, do not have the absurdly vestigial appearance we often expect in meat eating dinosaurs. The shoulder assembly is quite large, the limb bones stout, and the claws quite menacing in size and curvature, almost talon-like. Clearly, Allosaurus was able to grasp and tear at its prey with its forelimbs.

The skull, of course, is the most remarkable of all allosaur features, an arched and airy feature more reminiscent of a Gothic cathedral than the ponderous armament of an alligator or other living reptilian predator. In resin (as opposed to rocky fossil material) the cast skull can give a better sense of the lightness of the bony original. The Allosaurus skull appears to have been so delicately constructed, with so many gracefully connected elements, that it seems to have had an unusual propensity for disarticulating during fossilization. Yet for all its lightness, the animal's remarkably large head was suited to a massive job: parceling prey up into 100-pound bites. Rather like the jaws of a modern snake, the jaws of Allosaurus could expand laterally around large portions of its victim. A flexible joint midway along the lower jaw allowed the bite to be far larger than otherwise possible. The allosaur's serrated teeth, while much smaller than those of the Tyrannosaurus rex, were just as capable of tearing free large quantities of flesh.

Geology and Earth Sciences

The Museum's Geological and Earth Sciences holdings consist of approximately 3,500 specimens including Southern California rocks, minerals, and fossils. The rock collections include specimens from the Crestmore Quarry contact metamorphic complex of rare minerals. One of the largest donations to the Collection was assembled by science educator, J. W. Eggleston and came from Riverside City College during the early 1950s. The S. M. Purple Fossil Collection includes type specimens of giant prehistoric California sharks.

Life Sciences

Over 450 zoology specimens depict the wildlife of the Riverside region including: local species of mammals, reptiles, amphibians, bird skins, eggs, and nests. Approximately 3,000 insect specimens document regional sites of scientific significance (as in a series of voucher insect specimens collected as part of ecological studies of the Deep Canyon facility of the University of California Natural Land and Water Reserve System), in addition to reflecting the role played by UC-Riverside in research into agricultural pest biocontrol. The Collections feature approximately 1,000 dry specimens of molluscs, crustaceans, and other marine invertebrates have been contributed over the years by amateur collectors from the community.

The Clark Herbarium

The Clark Herbarium serves as a reference library to the plant diversity and changes of Southern California. With almost 10,000 specimens, the Clark Herbarium includes dry botanical mounts, most of which were collected from the Riverside region and surrounding counties by J. C. Roos and other botanists between 1920 and 1960. A small collection of lichens and fungi was assembled during the 1930s by Edmund C. Jaeger, and was later donated to the Museum during his tenure as Curator of Plants. All these materials now represent an important database describing the distribution of native plant species in the southwestern U.S., which is now a vastly altered environmental setting.

The state of California possesses a greater variety of plant species than just about any other comparable geographic area outside of a tropical rainforest. Of this diversity, the Riverside region is endowed with a considerable share, in large part due to the enormous variation in topography and climate that occurs over a relatively small horizontal distance. "As the crow flies", it is possible, in fewer than 10 miles, to travel from below-sea-level saltbush desert to sub-alpine forest communities. As the human population of Southern California continues to boom, some of the Riverside region's most distinctive plant communities, such as the coastal sage scrub and riparian woodlands, are among the most endangered in the state.
The Museum officially established a Botanical Section in 1954. During the early years, renowned naturalist Edmund C. Jaeger became the museum's Curator of Plants. Facilities for housing a plant collection grew slowly until the late 1970s, when Dr. John C. Roos of Loma Linda offered his personal collection, which included material collected by his father, Alfred Roos, Jaeger, and many others to the Museum. With specimens collected from the 1930s to the 1970s, the Roos collection primarily consists of species from Riverside and surrounding counties in Southern California, plus portions of central California, western Nevada, and northwest Mexico. These Roos specimens became the core Clark Herbarium holdings. The Clark Herbarium is named after Dr. Charles F. and Wilhelmina Husser Clark whose 1949 bequest provided for the establishment of the Botanical Section

As part of its mission, the Museum collects, preserves, and interprets specimens that document the natural setting of Riverside and the region around it. Plants, animals, people, and the geological setting for their activities all contribute to the study of Natural History.

Natural History Collections

Located in one of the fastest-growing and most environmentally threatened areas in the U.S., the Museum's Natural History Collection is an important resource for research and interpretation of local environmental history, natural hazards, and conservation issues facing the area's populace, ranging from the effects of air pollution on plant communities to the plight of endangered species.

History Collection

The History Collection includes citrus picking/packing related tools and equipment, household furnishings, fine and decorative arts, machinery, tools, architectural elements, dolls, textiles and costumes, archaeological collections, and works of art.

Citrus Industry

Citrus Industry artifacts include picking and packing equipment, packinghouse machinery, labels, grove implements, and other associated artifacts.

Fine and Decorative Arts

Fine and decorative arts with a Riverside provenance include Arts and Crafts and Victorian period artifacts, including the Stickley brothers, Louis C. Tiffany, and others. Among the paintings are portraits of Riverside residents Judge Miguel and Minerva Estudillo by California Impressionist C.W. Tanner, Hovsep Pushman's portrait of Mission Inn founder Frank Miller, and local scenes of "Riverside's Chinatown" by Lillian Whaite, and “From Easter Mountain” by Tonio Whaite.

Textiles and Costumes

The textiles and costumes collection include historic quilts and coverlets, including the 1893 Citrus Heritage Quilt and a rare 1818 embroidered blanket by Frank Miller's ancestress Allis Miller. Twenty of the Museum's quilts were made by three generations of a New Hampshire family who moved to Riverside. Costumes in the collection encompass the 19th and 20th centuries garments worn by Riverside residents.

General Patton Memorial Museum

About the Museum

The General Patton Memorial Museum is a military history museum with exhibits ranging from World War I through the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars. Established in 1988 to honor the memory of General George Patton, the museum is located at the heart of the Desert Training Center from World War II. Established by General Patton in 1942 to train American troops in desert warfare in preparation for the invasion of North Africa, it became the largest army training facility in the United States. During the course of the war the Desert Training Center trained 60 divisions and more than one million soldiers.

The museum is located at Chiriaco Summit, close to Camp Young, which was General Patton's headquarters. Joe Chiriaco, the son of an Italian immigrant, established the store and gas station there with his small family in the 1930s. Having surveyed the entire area for the aqueduct system a few years earlier, Patton called upon Joe to show him the area, which led Patton to finalize his decision to base the training center there.

The Chiriaco family initially established the museum in 1988, which became a non-profit entity dedicated to honoring America's veterans. The large majority of the artifacts on display and in storage have been donated by veterans or the family of veterans over the years. The museum also includes a large tank yard with tanks ranging from World War II through the Vietnam War.

Museum Hours and Fees

• Hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week
• Closed Christmas and Thanksgiving

Suggested Donation for Admission is:
• Adults $5.00
• Seniors 62 and up $4.50
• Children 7-12 $1.00 (must be accompanied by an adult)
• Children 6 and under are free (must be accompanied by an adult)
• Active Military, American Legion, and VFW are free
(Must show membership cards), Auxiliary not included


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