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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

Address: 125 Clarissa Ave., P.O. Box 2739, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310.510.2897
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Ranked #7 of 16 Attractions in Avalon
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Owner description: The Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden is a thirty-minute stroll up Avalon Canyon from town center...
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Type: Monuments/ Statues, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Walking
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Richardson, Texas
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We took the last trolley ride to the Botanic gardens and paid $7pp to walk through some cactus to the Wrigley memorial. They should really improve the "botanic gardens" to make it worthwhile

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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119 reviews 119 reviews
23 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

it was nicely laid out with numerous types of cactus. The memorial is quite an uphill walk, with numerous steps at the memorial but the view from up there was well worth the walk.

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Pasadena, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The Wrigley Memorial reminds me of the Wizard of Oz. Mr. Wrigley was supposed to be interred here but ultimately he was not. Looks like a pretty nice place for eternal rest for me. Go early in the day and you will have the whole place to yourself. The gardens are improving but are not quite as good as the... More 

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Fresno, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Kind of small but they have a nice collection of succulents and most of the specimens are labeled, which is helpful. They also have good informative videos

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I enjoyed the garden and the views. Lots of cacti...but somehow it was kind of cool. I probably won't visit it if I come back to the island, but I am glad I visited it once. No regrets.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Very impressive and thought provoking. A tribute to a great man and family. Continue the walk and head up the pass. Great views.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were there in December, so not much is in bloom, but it is a lovely little walk through the desert plants and up to the memorial. Worth the trip in a golf-cart.....the trip itself is fun!

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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137 reviews 137 reviews
74 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The gardens are about a mile or mile and a half hike from the city center, but well worth the hike. We enjoyed looking at all the cacti and plants. Begin by watching the video at the visitor's center and one at the entrance to the gardens. There is a beautiful memorial with a lot of tile work that is... More 

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Santa Clarita, California, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you are interested in the history of Catalina Island and Avalon, this is a definite must-see. Start by watching the video at the visitors center, then slowly make your way up to the memorial. At the top is a beautiful view of the harbor and a great photo spot. The garden is a good hike from the city center,... More 

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Arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Us 4 girlfriends loved the Botanic Garden. We spent hours looking at every plant, cactus and memorial. What a lovely time. Couldn't have been nicer.

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