15 OF THE BEST MARCH ARB THINGS TO DO
By Will Borger
IntroductionAs you settle into your new home at March ARB, you’ll want to find things to do. Finding your new favorite places can take time, so we’ve made a list to get you started on base and in the surrounding areas of Moreno Valley and Riverside, CA. Spending quality time with family and friends is crucial to feeling at home and feeling comfortable in your new surroundings. Explore these options and find what works best for you and your family. Don’t be afraid to ask friends and neighbors for their recommendations, too! Know what you are looking for? Click the number(s) to go right to what you go: (1) Golfing (2) Shooting Range (3) Bowling (4-8) Outdoor Recreation (9-11) Gyms (12-13) Museums (14) Nearby Attractions (15) Movies
Suggested Read: March Air Reserve Base: In-Depth Welcome Center
March ARB Things to DoThe base has an extensive network of establishments suited for many of your needs. If you are looking to do something off base, there are a lot of options in the neighboring communities of Riverside, Moreno Valley, and Perris. Check out the options below for some suggested activities on and outside of the comforts of the base.
March ARB Golf Course
1. General Old Golf Course16700 Village West Drive, March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518
Phone: 1 (951) 697-6690 Open from 6 AM to 8 PM every day, General Old is an 18-hole course with 6,702 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. There are also two putting greens and a chipping green for those looking to practice, as well as a bar and grill.
Riverside Shooting Range
2. Riverside Indoor Shooting Range11631 Sterling Ave. Riverside, CA 92503
Phone: 1 (951) 353-0001 Open to the public, Riverside Indoor Shooting Range is an indoor range that offers firearm training from certified experts.
March ARB Bowling
3. Round 1 Moreno Valley22500 Town Cir Ste 2030 Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: 1 (951) 697-0260 Round 1 offers bowling, arcade games, billiards, darts, ping pong, food and drinks, so there’s plenty to do if you’re looking for more than just bowling.
March ARB Outdoor Recreation
5. Lake Perris State Park17801 Lake Perris Dr Perris, CA 92571
Phone: 1 (951) 940-5600 Established in 1968, Lake Perris is a 131,000 acre foot artificial reservoir that is the terminus of the State Water Project.The park has a bike/running path, campgrounds, and allows guests to fish.
6. UCR Botanic Garden1 Botanic Gardens Dr. Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 1 (951) 827-7090 The UCR Botanic Gardens offers more than 40 trails with different plants and trees from various climates and geographic regions. There’s also a turtle pond, rose garden and a butterfly garden.
7. Wildhaven Ranch1 Botanic Gardens Dr. Riverside, CA 92521
Phone: 1 (909) 337-7389 Wildhaven Ranch is a wildlife sanctuary that houses animals that cannot be released back into the wild. The Ranch offers a "Wings n' Things" tour so guests can learn about native species and their place in the ecosystem, as well as the personal stories behind each animal.
8. Sycamore Highland Park5777 Fair Isle Dr. Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: N/A This beautiful park has an area for kids, a basketball court, a baseball field, tons of picnic tables and benches, and several hiking and biking trails.
March ARB Gyms
9. March Fitness Center1980 Dekay Ave March Air Reserve Base, CA 92518
Phone: 1 (951) 655-2284 This is a smaller gym, but it has good equipment and a helpful staff. The gym also features a sauna and steam room and a basketball court and volleyball court.
10. Firestorm Freerunning & Acrobatics - Galaxy14419 Veterans Way Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: 1 (951) 653-7737 Firestorm Freerunning & Acrobatics - Galaxy is a unique fitness center that offers classes in parkour and acrobatics as well as tumbling, aerial silks, trampoline/trampwall, and martial arts tricking.
11. Fitness 19 Moreno Valley16100 Perris Blvd. Moreno Valley, CA 92551
Phone: 1 (951) 601-1990 Fitness 19 Moreno Valley offers cardio equipment, weights, personal training, group classes, and an open turf area and is open seven days a week.
March ARB MuseumsThese institutions preserve history and are a great learning opportunity for those new to the area. Many have programs and guided tours as well as activities for kids and all of them are a quick drive, or even walk, from the base. Check out their websites for details on business hours and specific programs.
12. March Field Air Museum22550 Van Buren Riverside, CA 92518
Phone: 1 (951) 902-5949 March Air Reserve Museum has tons of aircraft from every era of American aviation history, as well light gear, simulators, uniforms, photos, and personal letters from aviation pioneers.
13. Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum17801 Lake Perris Dr. Perris, CA 92571
Phone: 1 (951) 940-5657 Ya'i Heki' Regional Indian Museum provides a comprehensive education on the culture of the indiginous peoples of Southern California. It also features displays on early Spanish explorers and local flora and fauna.
14. Hangar Trampoline Parks12125 Day St Ste A- 201 Riverside, CA 92557
Phone: 1 (951) 682-5867 Hangar Trampoline Parks is the largest trampoline park in Southern California, but trampolines aren’t all it has to offer. They host events with a variety of activities such as trampolines, dodgeball courts, rock climbing, Nerf Gun arena, and arcades.
March ARB Movie Theater
15. Harkins Theatres Moreno Valley 1622500 Town Cir. Moreno Valley, CA 92553
Phone: 1 (951) 653-6161 Harkins Theatres Moreno Valley 16 is located 10 minutes from base inside the Moreno Valley Mall. With over 1,600 4.5 Google reviews, this movie theater is the place to go to fall back in love with the movie theater.
Just a hot tip- the locals swear that this place has the best and most buttery popcorn, so grab yourself a bag and something sweet to wash it down with and enjoy being back at the movies!
ConclusionWhether on or off base, March ARB has many offerings to keep you and your family busy. Explore the options, and don’t be afraid to try a few things out. Ask your new friends and neighbors for recommendations, especially when it comes to outdoor parks and activities. This list is just a taste of the offerings on and near the base. We hope you can feel inspired to check these out and explore the area as you get settled in.
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