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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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While exploring the island my husband and I decided to stop and the a look at the garden. I was more impressed with the memorial as the view at the top was spectacular.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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San Bruno, California
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San Bruno, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

While exploring the island my husband and I decided to stop and the a look at the garden. I was more impressed with the memorial as the view at the top was spectacular.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Visited for a couple of hours on a weekday. Nice place with a lot of interesting local plants to enjoy. The memorial's design and construction is pretty interesting and offers a nice view of the valley that it sits in and down to the bay. We used this as our start point for our hike up to sky line road... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We rented a golf cart to get to this location. It would have been a hell of a walk. So as other people made comments this isn't a place to go to if you don't like nature and plants. There is a $7.00 fee to get in as well. They have quite an extensive array of succulents and other plants.... More 

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Wouldn't recommend a visit here unless you are very interested in cacti plants, it's quite pricey to enter and really wasn't worth it for a family with kids which probably should be free as they are at the Catalina museum as there is nothing for them in the garden to hold their interest and all they did was say "when... More 

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Laguna Niguel, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Quite a hike to this attraction. Be sure to rent a golf cart if you plan on visiting. There are admission charges and the flora is native to coastal desert only so don't expect too much. The memorial was pretty nice but not worth the hike. I would recommend doing other activities such as the glass bottom boat tour or... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This is an average garden. There are a lot of cacti and succulents. It's dry and I prefer lush, so that could just be a personal thing. I so have a soft spot for it because I'm originally from Chicago and have a friend who worked at Wrigley as a chemist. So, a piece of home in California.The building is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have been here several times and I see the hardwork the city is putting in to maintain its beauty. OK so your thinking why do I want to see plants right ...it's so much more . It's so peaceful and beautiful here away from the buziness and back to nature. Try the moderate hike to the right of the... More 

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Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Sad how dry it is. Unfortunately the plants are not doing well. It was warm when we went and oddly other families were telling us we would be disappointed before we even got there

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Interesting -- unique plants -- we were able to use the reciprocity agreement with Coastal Maine Botanic Gardens

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Jamestown, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The grounds were kept nice and clean. It was a beautiful little area. Peaceful. We really enjoyed the beginning to our hike.

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