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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

125 Clarissa Ave., P.O. Box 2739, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310.510.2897
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Ranked #8 of 15 attractions in Avalon
Type: Gardens, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by... more » Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center. Or, take a quick ride by golf cart or bike, or by trolley. The Botanic Garden is the primary gateway to access one of the Island's most popular hikes, the Garden to Sky Trail. « less
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Traveled to the garden and hoped to see more. The paths sometimes got a little confusing, and it certainly was more walking than expected. Great view if you climbed all the way to the top of the memorial but it was also a lot of stairs. I don't believe any tours were given, or maybe it was just because it... More

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Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

This is a small but well kept garden of the local area plants; and the memorial was done very nicely.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My wife and I visited the island in celebration of our 12th anniversary, the memory made is priceless!! Thank you

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

We took the Red Trolley to the memorial. the garden was very nice but we were more interested in the Memorial. If you go here, take the ramp on the left. The stairs on the right are STAIRS....lots of them. The stairs on the left are more ramp style than anything. The view from the top is amazing. There are... More

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Los Altos, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Although well laid out and labeled this is not a must see. We passed through it on our way to the Garden to the Sky Hike. The Memorial is not that overwhelming.

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Burlington Flats, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

For a couple of bucks each way, you can take the trolley up to the gardens. It is hilly. Entry fee 7.00, and self guided tours. You can see several videos on different subjects. Lots of native to Catalina specimens, labelled. Bathrooms. A hike to Wrigley Jr. monument, with many stairs, but the views once there are worth it. Very... More

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

An uphill walk from town to burn off the large breakfast. A buy one get one coupon was available from the Catalina Express magazine! Although only a few cacti were flowering, it was still an educational and pleasant excursion. The Wrigley Memorial was an amazing feat of tile work and stone carving with heavy bronze doors. A "bucket list" item.

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Murrieta, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

For the convenience of the wanna be hikers the Avalon Trolley runs every hour on the hour from each of the six or eight bus stops to the entrance of the gardens. Then you can enjoy a comfortable walk to the Wrigley Memorial while enjoying the flowers and fauna. Plants and trees from around the world as well as plants... More

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Corona, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

The cactus gardens were fantastic with many varieties and some in bloom. The walk was very gradual and pleasant. We even saw a small coyote hunting in the underbrush. The Wrigley Memorial was very impressive even with the many steps up to the top. The views from the top are fantastic.

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Los Angeles
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79 reviews 79 reviews
6 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We were in Avalon for a two day, one night stay and thought the Botanical garden and Hike to the Sky would be something that would be worth doing. It's a long walk to the garden so we took the trolley for $4 p/p, which also gave us an overall view of Avalon. The entrance fee is $7 p/p ($5... More

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