Ten fun facts about Riverside
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Riverside is located in the southeast part of California, an area known as the inland empire.
Riverside is known as being one of the cities in the “smog belt” because of its unusually high pollution rates.
This historic Mission Inn, which is considered the largest building from the mission revival style of architecture is located in the city ofRiverside.
The first showing of “Gone with the Wind” was at the Riverside Fox Theater in 1939.Fact 5
The city is home to the World’s Largest Paper Cup which is really a giant concrete Dixie Cup. Located on Iowa street, the Dixie Cup stands more than 3 stories in height and is a huge attraction with visitors to the city.Fact 6
Riverside has a thriving arts scene. It is home to fifteen museums, all of which are very well maintained. The city also regularly hosts several festivals and events.Fact 7
The city is considered to be the birthplace of the California citrus industry. The first naval orange that was grown in the US was in Riverside.Fact 8
Since Riverside is close to Los Angeles, it is very often chosen as a preferred location by filmmakers looking for a different scene for filming movies.Fact 9
Fairmount Park, a widespread urban oasis sits at the entrance to the city.Fact 10
Riverside is one of those few cities that still has a drive-in theater. Go to more u.s. city facts ❯
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