Hemet Museum (Hemet Depot), 100 W. Florida Ave., ☎ +1 951 929-4409, . Tu-Su 11AM-3PM. A small museum located in a historic railroad depot showcasing the history of the town of Hemet.
Western Science Center, 2345 Searl Parkway, ☎ +1 951 791-0033, . Tu-Sun 10AM-5PM. The Science Center presents archaeological and paleontological artifacts and fossils including Max and Xena, mastadon and mammoth fossils uncovered during the excavation of Diamond Lake. Adult: $8, Youth (5-12): $6, under 5: Free.
Hemet has had an increasing drugs and crime problem caused in large part by the weak local economy(causing many locals to jokingly refer to their town as "Hemeth"). Tourists are, as a rule, not targeted, but it would still be wise to exercise caution in the city center and the neighbourhood to the west of it after dark and steer clear of motorcycle gangs at all times.
Idyllwild is a mountain resort 30 minutes by car from Hemet.