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Catalina Island Casino

1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310-510-8687
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Ranked #2 of 15 attractions in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Anaheim, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Without taking a guided tour, you can see great views of Avalon Bay and, inside, the magnificent murals. The exterior architecture is amazing and shows up beaufifully in pictures.

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25 reviews 25 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Me and the wife was recently on a carnival cruiseand we went to the the island and rented a golf cart for an hour to drive the scenic route of the island and it was amazing can't beat it and we went to the casino to check it out and was beautiful love it the island views was my favorite... More

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Huntington Beach
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Catalina Express was offering free trips to Catalina on birthdays, so I took advantage and went yesterday. Great trip, fast and comfortable. Got to Catalina and realized that there is NO shade anywhere, so bought a hat. Forgot sunscreen (WEAR sunscreen). I was a lobster at the end of the day. Ate lunch at Bluewater Cafe on the water. Really... More

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Huntington Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We passed on a tour of the Casino, in favor of seeing a movie in the Casino Theater. It was awesome. The Staff at the Casino are so nice and helpful too.

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San Marcos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We went on the 90 minute tour....well worth it! Lovely views and interesting tour by Joe. Need walking shoes and energy for the ramps.

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

we saw Robocop at the Catalina Casino which was great. We did a tour the next day. to hear the history of the island and the casino was fantastic. To think about the history and all the people who had been there was amazing. Amazing stories and amazing structure and history.

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Chicago
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This is not a typical casino, it's actually a move theatre. Wonderful art deco building and architecture. I recommend the 30 min tour.

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California
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114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Amazing building. Very beautiful. The acoustics in the theater are incredible. It is an engineering marvel considering it is almost 100 years old. The view from the upper level is to die for. We took the 30 minute tour. Joe was our tour guide. He was very friendly and gave us an informative tour. Next time we will take the... More

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Ventura, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

A beautiful destination for numerous types of activities: Zip Lining, hiking, golfing, Wrigley's Memorial and Botanical Gardens, Chime Tower and a small town with plenty of arts, local talent and restaurants.

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Keene, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

My first visit to the Catalina Island Casino and it was really interesting. My wife and I took the 30 minute tour and got to see the movie theater and the ballroom. It's worth a few dollars to hear about (and see) the history of this building. I could only imaging what it would cost to build today!

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