Stay & Play in the San Jacinto Valley
Diamond Valley Lake & Visitor Center
Diamond Valley Lake, Southern California’s newest and largest reservoir, is a vital link in the regional system that has brought water to Southern California.
Built by Metropolitan Water District, the lake also provides recreation for those drawn by the lure of world class fishing, boating, hiking, horseback riding and breathtaking views. Call for rates: 800-590-5253 or www.dvlake.com
The visitor’s Center, which is part of a 72,000 sq. ft. campus at the base of the dam, has creative displays that illustrate the complex and fascinating water infrastructure systems that give Southern California life. A real education and a must see that is free.
Located at 2325 Searl Pkwy., Hemet. – Phone: (909)765-2612
Western Science Center
During the construction of Diamond Valley Lake a fascinating collection of archaeological artifacts and Ice Age Fossils was discovered. A state of the art museum was built to house these incredible finds.
Visit the Western Science Center and you can stand before “Max”, the largest Mastodon found in the west, experience engaging exhibits and view a crowd favorite 270 degree immersion movie theater that explores the life of Ice Age creatures and tells the story of the building of Diamond Valley Lake.
Located at 2345 Searl Pkwy, Hemet, – Phone (951)791-0033 or visit: www.westerncentermuseum.org
Nestled in the foothills of the San Jacinto Mountains Soboba Casino is your one-stop headquarters for gaming and entertainment. Soboba features 2,000 slot machines, over 20 table games, two restaurants, a large sports lounge and a 12,000 seat entertainment pavilion.
Come to Soboba Casino
Where winning is just the beginning!
Located at 23333 Soboba Road, San Jacinto – Phone: 866-476-2622 or www.sobobacasino.com
Valley Golf Courses
Diamond Valley Golf Club
31220 Sage Road, Hemet – (951)767-0828
Landmark At Hemet Golf Club
7575 w. Devonshire Ave., Hemet – (951)926-4635
Seven Hills Golf Club
1537 S. Lyon Ave., Hemet – (951)925-2538
Soboba Springs Country Club Golf Course
1020 Soboba Rd., San Jacinto – (951)654-4300
Hemet Depot & Museum
The Hemet Museum presents a panorama of local history in the Historic Santa Fe Depot in Downtown Hemet at State Street and Florida Avenue. The freight house portion of the depot where the museum is located was built in 1898 and is one of the oldest structures in Hemet.
Hours of Operation are:
Tuesday – Sunday: 1:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
For more information call: (951)929-4409 or visit www.hemetheritage.org
Estudillo Heritage Park & San Jacinto Museum
At one time the Estudillo Family owned over 110,000 acres in the San Jacinto Valley. Francisco Estudillo built this brick mansion in 1884 and his brother Antonio built a duplicate across the valley. It is one of the most historically significant structures in Riverside County. The San Jacinto Museum has relocated to Estudillo Heritage Park and includes historic treasures from one of California’s oldest cities, Indian artifacts from our local tribes and other historic memorabilia.
Open Friday – Sunday: 11:00a.m. – 3:00p.m.
Located at: 150 South Dillon St., San Jacinto – Phone: (951)654-4952 or visit their website.
Surrounding Attractions – Less Than An Hour Away
Idyllwild ~ This community is nestled in the San Jacinto mountains set among tall pines, sweet smelling cedars and legendary rocks. A quaint small town atmosphere with locally owned unique shops and restaurants. Experience the peace and tranquility of Idyllwild Chamber of Commerce. 54325 North Circle Drive #103, Idyllwild, CA 92549. Phone: (951)659-3259. www.idyllwildchamber.com
Temecula ~ Temecula Valley Wineries invite you to enjoy the irrestible charm of the 30 member wineries located on over 35,000 acres of rolling hills and vineyards. Each of the wineries are easily accesible and situated close in proximity to one another to make your wine country experience a breeze. Temecula Valley Winery Association is located at 34567 Rancho California Rd., Temecula, CA 92593.
Phone: 800-801-9463. www.temeculawineries.org
March Field Air Museum ~ Where stories of Aviation, Military and March Field come alive! Over 70 historic aircraft and over 2,000 artifacts are on display both inside and outside the main museum building and grounds. Visit the Heritage Courtyard with the Freedom Wall and the War Dog Memorial. Located at 22550 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside, CA 92518. Phone: (951)902-5949.
Mission Inn ~ The Historic Mission Inn in Riverside has entertained Presidents ands dignitaries from around the world with its old world charm and integrated treasure trove of artwork. Step back in time to an early California with its mission style architecture. Tour the Mission Inn Museum or relax at Kelly’s Spa. Located at 3649 Mission Inn Ave., Riverside, CA 92501. Phone: (951)784-0300. www.missioninn.com
Orange Empire Rail Museum ~ A Museum Railway where rail enthusiasts can ride on the historc trains and trolleys that helped shape the Southern California we know today. Tour the Museum with the Middleton Museum of Toy Trains & Americana which includes the Joys of a Lifetime of Collecting by Evan Middleton who ran the Toy Train shop at Knotts Berry Farm in the 1960’s. Located at 2201 S. “A” Street, Perris, CA 92570. Phone: (951)657-2605 or (951)943-3020. www.oerm.com
Palm Springs Aerial Tram ~ The world’s largest rotating aerial tram. Enjoy 360 degrees of WOW along the way up the rugged Chino Canyon to the 8,516 ft. Mountain Station at the threshold of the Santa Rosa and Mt. San Jacinto National Monument. At the top enjoy the Peaks Restaurant or connect to hiking trails and the splendor of mountaintop beauty. Located at one Tram Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262. Phone (760)325-1449. www.pstramway.com