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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., 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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Worth the walk up all the stairs!

We rented a golf cart to tour the town of Avalon, and this was one of our stops. The memorial is very impressive, and the garden was very interesting, especially if you enjoy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We took a $4/person round-trip trolley from the pier to the Garden. Since it was my wife's birthday she received free admission to the Garden and Memorial with my $7 paid admission. The staff at the garden was college interns, who were knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic. We received a tour of the gardens, featuring non-native plants and plants native to... More 

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El Cajon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We rented a golf cart to tour the town of Avalon, and this was one of our stops. The memorial is very impressive, and the garden was very interesting, especially if you enjoy succulents. The view from the top of the memorial is beautiful and well worth the hike up the stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

A quiet and peaceful place with a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean and home to a California native plant garden. The main path leads to the Art Deco Memorial (many stairs to reach the top of the Memorial structure itself but also pretty to look at from below). A must do that shows the natural beauty of the island... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I always visit the Memorial and find it really beautiful and peaceful. It's a pity William Wrigley isn't reinterned here, it's a fitting legacy to his vision and love of the Island.

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Los Angeles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

It's a narrow valley garden of plants native to Catalina. you stroll up one side, then climb the Memorial for the view down the canyon, then stroll down the other side. Interesting if you like cacti and botany. Probably boring for most kids. (Though they might like "climbing up the castle" as a little one once said of the Memorial.)... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I booked resetvations to go ziplining so I decided to walk to the botanical gardens since I love gardens. I regreted not renting a golf cart and as a new visitor I missed the fact that there was a trolley. I do not recomend walking all the way there from the pier it is a long walk. The price is... More 

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Tustin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We loved our walk up to the memorial and Botanic gardens. Go early in the morning due to no shade cover from trees. It is a lovely walk. You need to pay to go into the gardens, but it is worth it. There are numerous local plants and bushes. The memorial is very well built and the tile is beautiful,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Lovely botanical garden, good views from memorial site. Small entrance fee supports park. $3-$5 only. Watch videos in shaded ramada to learn more about island.

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Oak Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I hiked the Hermit Gulch trail and it dropped us into the back entrance. It was a cool little place, we got in for free, but I think it's only like 7 dollars to get in. Really cool gardens and the tower at the end is fun to go in.

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Orange County, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

So of the most amazing and best condition cacti I have seen in one place. The Memorial was so pretty looked like we were in another country and t h review from up there was fabulous!

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Additional Information about Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., 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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