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Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.2897
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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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A spectacular view awaits you at the top

The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a beautiful hommage to Mr Wrigley. He isn't buried there so don't let the name mislead you. The gardens are beautiful, as is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Yucaipa, California
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Yucaipa, California
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193 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a beautiful hommage to Mr Wrigley. He isn't buried there so don't let the name mislead you. The gardens are beautiful, as is the structure. You will find magnificent ocean views and great photo spots. It is a bit of a hike by foot--but if you're there for a few nights, it's a... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The Memorial and Botanical Gardens are easily reached by the trolley which covers the main roads of the island. The shuttle drops you off at the gardens with ample time to walk up to the top of the memorial monument and take amazing photos of fog rolling in over the mountains to the east and the beautiful sparkling ocean to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

If beach days aren't really your thing, then this is a must try! It's a 1/4 mile natural plants and cactus area trail. It's well kept but everything looks a little dry because of the water conservation due to the drought. The highlight is the monument at the end of the trail! 100 steps up and you reach a nice... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Wow the Cubs played here or nearby at one time in history. That is why the Wrigleys and the Cubs were together. Nice place, impressive, take the golf carts up.

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Temecula, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The gardens are very dry and there is not much to see this time of year, but it was interesting to learn more about the endemic plants specific to Catalina Island. There were also many plants brought in from all over the world and that was fun to see. And it was nice to leisurely walk the grounds and learn... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Great morning hike. Walked it both ways. Found very unique plants, felt very soothing and positive. Great place to lose yourself in and meditate. My husband and I loved this place.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota, United States
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We rented a golf cart early morning and went up to botanical garden. Not a lot of plants but nice stroll. Some history.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

The Wrigley Memorial and Botanic Garden up above the hustle and bustle of the touristy shops and water excursions and teeming hotels and busy beaches is a welcome place of solace and contemplation...if you so wish. The once "donations only" turnstyle has been replaced by a bonafide person-inside-pay-booth and adults must shell out $7.00 each; although there is a senior;... More 

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Sonora, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

You've rented the cottage in Avalon, you've taken the Catalina Island Conservancy tours, laid on the beach, and eaten a little to much of everything from ice cream at Big Olaf's to pasta and steak at El Galleon. Feeling a little..., full and guilty. Take a short hike (up hill) to the Wrigley Memorial. Yeah it's up hill. So what.... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Not into botanic gardens, but i enjoyed this visit. The plants were very interesting and the cacti were very unusual.

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