I will be visiting Rishon L'Zion in the near future. Can you tell me what interesting (historically or culturally) any places there are in that area?
There is a small museum in the centre of Rishon http://www.rishonlezion-museum.org.il/-
it is one of the first Zionist settlements in the land in 1882. Other than that, the beach side of Rishon is very nice. Nothing else in Rishon itself.
A few kilometers away is the Ayalon Institute in Rehovot http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1868435-d320055-Reviews-Ayalon_Ins
It is an interesting museum of the pre-1948 war against the British occupation.
That is really all I can think of.