Good Times Travel
17132 Magnolia St., Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Welcome to The Cheech! The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture is the newest addition to the Riverside Art Museum. Comedian Cheech Marin – one half of the famous comedy duo, Cheech & Chong – amassed a collection of more than 700 paintings, drawings, sculptures and mixed-media works by Chicano artists over the last 30 years. He then donated the entire collection – considered the largest collection of Chicano art in the world – to create the museum! Housed in the former Riverside public library, it is the first museum in the United States devoted entirely to Chicano art and culture and has generated a Chicano art renaissance since its opening in 2022. On a docent-guided tour, we’ll discover the rich history of Chicano Art while admiring highlights from the collection. After, we continue to the Riverside Food Lab, the food hall which features several grab-and-go artisanal eateries that celebrate Riverside’s diverse cuisines and latest foodie trends! This afternoon we immerse ourselves in the glorious culture and faith of India upon entering BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir – a traditional Hindu temple tucked away in Chino Hills. As an expression of their profound spirituality, Hindus create these dazzling mandirs that embody Hindu divinity and Indian architectural excellence while reflecting the divine faith, industry and skill of generations of Hindus. Enjoy time at leisure discovering the timeless traditions of ancient India, learning about the mandir’s construction through inspiring images and facts, and admiring the magnificent architecture. You won’t find any steel or metal here as every single piece of the temple is hand-carved – Italian marble on the inside and pink stone from Rajasthan, India on the outside. This tour involves moderate walking, and the removal of shoes will be required to enter the Temple.
To ensure a healthy and enjoyable travel experience for our guests, this tour will operate with additional health & wellness measures in place.
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