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Catalina Island Casino

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-8687
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Ranked #3 of 17 Attractions in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Casinos
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dancing
Traveler Description: The Catalina Casino has been the focal point of Santa Catalina Island entertainment and culture since it opened in 1929. Built in just 14 months by... more »
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Placentia, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

I liked hearing about the history of the casino and will go back for a full complete backstage tour. No I can't write more about this

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Malibu, California, United States
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123 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

O.K., I've done a variety of shows at this place. It's a bit long-in-the-tooth in terms of maintenance however it is a classic structure, a lovely location and worth a visit. They have added some film and tour ideas to their offering. Lots of scuba activity in back of the casino where you can rent gear and shore dive off... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This is a must do when on Catalina Island. The building is so beautiful, rich with history and art! We only went on the 30mins tour but maybe next time we will go on the one hour to see more of the Casino.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My wife and I had the opportunity to stay in Avalon on Catalina Island and while were were there we visited Catalina Island Casino. We enjoyed a jazz concert while there as well took a tour through the casino with one of the long time locals. We learned an incredible amount of history about the hotel and its close connection... More

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Norwalk, California, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Ten dollars for tour worth the money for first time visit. Buy ticket at casino not online save yourself three dollars.just show up a little early nice walk to casino from downtown

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I took Catalina express from Long Beach to Catalina. Remember to book ticket on line, if not we always wait for at least 2 hours, Book two nights for a house at 219 Decanso st thru CIVR. The house has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom., spacious enough room and beds for 8 adults. There is no AC, only fan for every... More

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful diving & snorkeling spot for all ages & levels. Year round best spot for water sports participants & onlookers. Family friendly. Nature lovers points of interest. Fun for all ages & budgets. Get there for free on Catalina Express on your birthday !!!

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Lake Havasu City, Arizona, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So unique and beautiful. It reminded me I was in another country. Would of liked to take the tour inside, but ran out of time.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you are in southern Ca, don't miss this. It's a great day trip. There are camp grounds, hotels, restaurants, and a golf course. . All reasonable priced. Take the open air tour bus. It takes you all over the island. Golf cars, and bikes are available for rental, by the day or hour. They even have a heard of... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

A protected marine park is at the Catalina Island Casino (Casino Point). There are stairs that lead down into the water, which is awesome during high tide. Not so awesome in low tide; however better than crawling over the rocks. A very large grouper calls this park home. Wander around to the right to find the Jacques Cousteau memorial plaque.... More

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