There's a distinctive desert look and feel to Hemet, home to Diamond Valley Lake Reservoir where anglers love to fish. The lake is actually Southern California's largest drinking water reservoir.
Another gem within the city is the Western Science Center.
2345 Searl Parkway Hemet, CA 92543 Phone: (951) 791-0033 10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday westerncentermuseum.org
Exhibits include: Life on Earth Timeline in a 156 foot
open-air corridor where time rings guide you through the geologic time
The Big Dam Hole history of Diamond Valley Lake.
Postcards from the Past includes artifacts created and used by the earlier Native American residents.
Circular Theater - short films shown regularly on a 270-degree screen.
Snapshots in Time features mammoths and mastodons that used to live in the Diamond Valley Lake area:
• A 10ft tall mastodon, nicknamed Max
• A 12ft. tall mammoth, nicknamedXena,
• And a giant ground sloth nearly 7ft. tall.
Discovery Lab explores discovery sites and the tools of the trade that archaeologists use in the field.
Big Picture is about Diamond and Domenigoni Valleys from present day to thousands of years ago.