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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., P.O. Box 2739, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.2897
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Activities: Walking
Description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon...
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.
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Something different from downtown Avalon

We had bicycles with us and rode up to the Botanic Garden. It was a nice bike ride, just slightly uphill. Easy with our mountain bikes, but maybe a bit more work with a cruiser... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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Laguna Beach, California
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Laguna Beach, California
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had bicycles with us and rode up to the Botanic Garden. It was a nice bike ride, just slightly uphill. Easy with our mountain bikes, but maybe a bit more work with a cruiser bike. The Botanic Garden was interesting to walk around and to see many varieties of exotic cacti. If you are there in the summer it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Such a wonderful expense of quiet and beauty. Loved the cacti exhibit, specifically. This slice of paradise is easy to access and easier to walk through.

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Bellflower, California, USA
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112 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

If you plan to visit Avalon on Catalina Island make sure to put The Wrigley Botanical Garden on your to do list! The Garden is located about a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute $14.00 taxi ride from Crescent Ave. The Garden features beautiful endemic and imported cactus as well as trees, flowers, and shrubs, from the island and... More 

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Blackpool, England
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We spent a good half day here. Walked up from the seafront. Some very interesting cacti and features.

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The cacti were stunning and in perfect condition, and the memorial was just gorgeous..felt like I was in another country. What a place for a wedding!

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Riverside, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

If you have more than just one day on the Island, definitely do the Scenic Drive in one of those ever-present golf-carts -- and do stop at the Memorial and Gardens. Really beautiful. Many plants are featured that are only found on Catalina and a very nice cactus garden, with some species in full bloom. The Wrigley Memorial has stunning... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It was a long hike for us. Probably better off using bikes. The garden is mostly cactus and succulents. Wriggled memorial is an interesting building. Beautifully designed and built very fast considering the location and equipment available at that time.

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Glendora, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The entrance fee is $7 a person. You can stroll around the botanical gardens, which are all succulents and desert plants. There are some shady parts with benches if you need to take a break. The Wrigley Memorial gives you a good view of the mountains and ocean, but you can't see Avalon from it.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

have been here several times - and it's worth the money / entrance fee - slight high IMO - but if you like cacti - they have a nice collection - makes for a decent hike uphill and not much shade - if you are coming for Avalon but doable if you are fairly in shape . and you need... More 

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We have visited Avalon (Catalina Island) many times but had never visited the historical Wrigley Gardens. We drove our golf cart up there (about a mile), parked and made our way into the gardens after paying a very reasonable fee. The tour is at your own pace but starts with sitting down and listening to a video and history about... More 

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Additional Information about Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., P.O. Box 2739, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.2897
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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