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Catalina Island Casino

Address: 1 Casino Way, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-8687
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Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Avalon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dancing
Owner description: The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower...
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Activities: Group tours/day tour, Dancing
Owner description: The iconic Catalina Casino epitomizes everything glamorous about Santa Catalina Island.On the lower level the building features extraordinary Art Deco murals and a classic 1929 pipe organ inside the Avalon Theatre, which still shows movies on its massive screen.The top level of this 12 story high architectural wonder features the beautiful, world-famous Casino Ballroom, a masterpiece of design and a long-standing venue for the world’s best musical performers and big bands. It is also a popular venue for weddings and special events. The only access to the building is through an exclusive Casino Tour offered through Discovery Tours. Once on the tour you’ll soon understand why many call this the most romantic place in Catalina.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 NEW

First they did not change their marquee until after the tour was supposed to start they came out 5 min after the sign said the tour was going to start and said they forgot to update the day before, ruining our plans for the day. Their suggestion was to come back for the higher priced tour. Then the guide was... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

After many years of my last visit at this wonderful place... the great Catalina Island. My impression changed. It was great before but more impressive now because of this golf cart that you can use to go around the island on your own phase. My family who was visiting from Canada was so impressed either. You can see the real... More 

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Santa Monica, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is a must-do tour. Be sure to take the full length one to get the entire experience. The tour guide is great and has good knowledge. You will see so much fun history, hear great stories and I promise you won't be disappointed. The price is reasonable as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Rebecca was our tour guide and very knowledgeable docent. She really inspired me to look more seriously at the art and history of this beautiful building. I brought my 9 and 11 year old girls and she kept them interested and asking questions. Greeat place to visit. Highly recommend.

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Delano, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a classic historic place to tour and visit in the island. I also recommend renting a golf cart, doing the whole around the island tour and ending at the casino and eating at the restaurant that is right next to the casino by the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed seeing this historic landmark first-hand. Had really good tour guide. We went in June 2011, but Trip Advisor won't let me change year.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We took the half hour tour while in Avalon and it was definitely worth it! Our tour guide was amazing and so much fun. Only $10 for a great experience.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The "Behind the Scenes Tour" was a great way to see the beautiful building as well as get an understanding of the history. It's great to see it still appreciated and being used for events and movies. There was a bad horror film playing during our stay there but would love to see a movie there next time if something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

The Casino tour and museum are fascinating and enjoyable! Rebecca was our tour guide and she was excellent! What a lovely smile and she is filled with enthusiasm. We got lucky but maybe you can ask for Rebecca's tour times.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is an amazing venue. The tour guide was great-very knowledgeable. CON: Uphill walking, there is no elevator only concrete ramps all the way to the top. It can be quite a haul if you have walking/standing problems.

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