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Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden

125 Clarissa Ave., P.O. Box 2739, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310.510.2897
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Ranked #8 of 17 Attractions in Avalon
Type: Gardens, Monuments/ Statues
Activities: Walking
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... more » 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. « less
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West Covina, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

The information that you receive about the plant and wild life in the area is very helpful to understand the ecology of the island. The memorial itself is so impressive just to see how much effort it took in the 1930's to build something like this is amazing! And to know that Mr. Wrigley actually was buried there and that... More

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Arlington, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Since I grew up in California, there was nothing new to me. Those visiting from other states would probably enjoy this.

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Idaho
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We walked from Avalon early in the morning and thoroughly enjoyed having the place to ourselves. Sad to see how dry the conditions were. We would have liked some more information about the hiking trail.

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usa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The garden is a nice walk/trek from the main area of avalon. If you are up for a little exercise I recommend walking to the garden and taking the trolley back to your hotel. The garden is not lush, it houses a large variety of cacti and other plants that grow well in a dry arid setting. There is an... More

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Seabrook, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. After reading the TripAdvisor reviews, I was expecting a smaller garden than it actually was, and was glad to mention the coupon in the Catalina Express magazine for half-off. They have a very nice collection of both world-wide desert plants and plants found only in... More

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Eugene, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

The botanic garden is still fine but could use expansion (the recent drought has been no help, of course). The Wrigley Memorial is a remarkable tribute to a most amazing man and his family. Without the Wrigleys, Avalon would just be a smaller Newport Beach, and the island might have been trashed. The Cubs are long gone, the Country Club... More

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Southern California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

A beautiful and serene place to enjoy the beauty of Catalina and it's history! A nice walk/hike from downtown or take the bus or a cab and walk back. A must see along with the botanical garden.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Beautiful desert and take the walk up the path to read about Mr. Wrigley's life! Lots of mexican tile and history about him!

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Elk Grove, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Very hot and humid on our recent trip in September. The garden opens at 8 every day, go early and beat the heat. Very interesting plants and cacti from the island and from around the world. Memorial was quite impressive.

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La Palma, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a great short trip to add a little something different to your trip to Catalina. You can walk (a little long from town), rent a golf cart, take a taxi or the shuttle (if it is running). We rented a golf cart and also did some cruising around town after we visited the garden. It is a relatively... More

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