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Murrieta Things to Do

  • Pole Position Raceway Indoor karting

    Pole Position Raceway has all electric go karts that go about 45+ mph. They are much quicker than you might of imagined. The race track is 1/4 mile long..... and they change it every 3-4 months. Awesome. The also offer great arcade games and racing memorabilia. My family and I love going here to race these karts, they really get our adrenaline...

  • Residence - 1930

    J. Yoder built this house for Howard Embry since his machines shop business is next door. It was purchased by Victor Garrison in early 1930’s who was assistant Fire Chief of local volunteer fire department in 1948 and was president of the Chamber of Commerce 1960-61. His wife Arlean is a local historian who wrote a book, My Children’s Home: A...

  • Machine Shop - 1930

    Built by M.J. Yoder in 1935 as a machine shop. He was a local farmer and engineer of farm equipment. The machines shop was bought up by the Garrison family and has served the general public for all kinds of repair.

  • Murrieta Post Office -1940

    Built in July 1, 1940 to service the growing community, this 700 square foot Post Office was the pride and joy of the community. The local bulletin board was located here also. Mrs. Rose Tarwater and Mrs. Hale Curran operated it for many decades. It served the community till 1985, when another post office was needed for the every growing...

  • Victorian Storefront - 1900

    Now serves as Ray’s Murrieta Cafe. It was purchased by Earnest Lakeman in 1912, it served as a Lakeman’s restaurant and ice cream parlor. A beautiful portico was added in 1915, which gives it much more character. Mr. Zihler purchased in 1923 and he operated it till 1947.

  • First Baptist Church - 1929

    This was the local Women’s Clubhouse, built by Murrieta’s Historical Society. Volunteers built most of it themselves and it served the community for many years. It was eventually bought by a local church for additional usage, but was vacant for some time. It is now the First Baptist Church and is providing services again.

  • Post Office, Court House, and General...

    This 1900 building housed the first post office, court house and general store. One of the earliest proprietors of the general store lived next door, the Thompson/AK Small farmhouse. It now serves as Vista Donuts, Barber Shop, Nail Shop and Antique Store.

  • Victorian Farmhouse- 1900

    Known as the Thompson/A.K.Small Home. The first occupants of this lovely building was the Henry Clay Thompson family. He was a widower with 6 children. Originally a native of Topeka Kansas, he settled here in 1886 with his family. He established himself as a grain farmer and served as one of the first supervisors of Riverside Co. The home was...

  • Dutch Colonial -1925

    This lovely 1925 Dutch Colonial was built by Jack Hamilton. He was a farmer and superintendent of Murrieta Hot Springs. He also built the fourth post office on Washington and C Street in 1940.


Murrieta Hotels

  • Comfort Inn & Suites

    41005 California Oaks Rd., , Murrieta, California

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Murrieta Restaurants

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    new resturants

    by CaliHopkins Written Sep 18, 2006

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    There are quite a few new resturants going in and around Murrieta. Be sure to check around, and be sure to check Temecula's resturants as well. Certainly not a far trip and gives you a broader selection

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Murrieta Shopping

  • Treasure of all types

    What is so neat about small communities is how down to earth and friendly folks are. No hustle or bustle here. The antique store is just as lovely as the people who enjoy serving their customers. Lots to see here.

  • A little world of its own.

    What a lovely Antique store. I have to say I was impressed with so many wonderful things to look at. Located on the corner surrounded by such lush landscape. I think you will like wondering and enjoying such a wonderful store.Monday - Saturday 10am til 5pm Sundays 11am to 3pm

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Murrieta Warnings and Dangers

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    Murrieta -safest city in Riverside...

    by CaliHopkins Written Jan 11, 2007

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    This article was copied and pasted directly off of the Murrieta Chamber of Commerce Website. Go there for more info :


    Date ArticleType
    11/14/2006 General
    Murrieta Safest City in Riverside County

    Murrieta was ranked the safest city in Riverside County and 11th safest in California, according to a crime study conducted by Morgan Quitno Press, an independent research publisher.

    Murrieta was also the 39th most crime-free U.S. city with populations of more than 75,000, according to the Lawrence, Kansas-based research firm.

    Murrieta scored higher than places such as Newport Beach, Carlsbad and Boca Raton, Florida. In Riverside County, Corona was the 99th safest and Temecula came in at 116th in the country.

    Murrieta Police Chief Mark Wright said the favorable ranking was a direct result of a community-wide effort.
    "There are many factors that contribute to a city's safety -- demographics, the local economy, and the relationships between the citizens and their police," he said. "Our success is based on a true partnership we have established with our residents, our schools and our business community."

    Proactive and hands-on policing also contributed to the low crime rate. Wright cited several effective community crime-reduction programs including Gang Reduction and Intervention, Crime Free Multi Housing, School Resource Officers, Task Forces, and strong working relationship with non-profit community service organizations, the school district, youth and seniors, as well as the business community.

    Separately, Money magazine recently ranked Murrieta among the top U.S. cities for job growth. The magazine reported that Murrieta experienced the 5th fastest job growth among U.S. cities from 2000 to 2005.

    For more information contact: Mark Wright, Murrieta police chief (951) 461-6320

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Murrieta Sports & Outdoors

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    Indoor go karting @ Pole Position...

    by P2RJade Written Oct 26, 2009

    Pole Position Raceway has all electric go karts that go about 45+ mph. They are much quicker than you might of imagined. The race track is 1/4 mile long..... and they change it every 3-4 months. Awesome. The also offer great arcade games and racing memorabilia. My family and I love going here to race these karts, they really get our adrenaline pumping!!!

    Equipment: They supply the helmets or you can bring in your own. You have to wear closed to shoes, but if you forget them at home you can always rent them at the track/

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    • Family Travel
    • Adventure Travel
    • Cycling

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