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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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We visited this garden while on a carnival cruise. We docked on catalina island & we left the boat early to explore the small island. You can book a trip with the cruise but we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We visited this garden while on a carnival cruise. We docked on catalina island & we left the boat early to explore the small island. You can book a trip with the cruise but we like to explore local so wear comfy shoes, bring a hat & dont forget the sunblock! There is a trolley that goes around the island... More 

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Lovely gardens with an attractive Memorial. Was nice to just sit and listen to the nature sounds. Lots of opportunities to learn interesting things about the Island.

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Great Falls, VA
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I think this garden is obviously much loved and well cared for, and the memorial is impressive. Clearly much care goes into it. I'm just not a fan of desert plants. But if you appreciate the beauty they offer, you will really enjoy this place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We visited the garden on a pleasant day. Loved the cactus gardens. There were types of cacti I had not seen before. The garden also has plants endemic to the island, so those were interesting to see. The memorial at the far end gave me a good hike up several stairs for a view of the small area. The fee... More 

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Utah
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

I'm not sure how many trips we've made to the botanical garden on our visits, but it is a must see for us. short hikes on the grounds and up to the memorial are beautiful. Love to see the native plants. If you're lucky, you might also get to see some wildlife.

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Palm Springs, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Really nice specimens. The park has an organic layout with some really mature (and beautiful) plants / trees. The views once you make it up to the memorial are amazing and the structure itself has a timeless and very solid feel. Make sure you go all the way to the top. If stairs are an issue, the left side will... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

My husband and I wanted to get out of the main town for a few hours to get some exercise but didn't want to go on a full hike. This was about 1.5 to 2 miles outside of the main street. To get to the memorial and gardens it is a good size hill to walk up but it felt... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We took the $2.00 trolly up the the Garden and Memorial. Really enjoyed the cactus gardens, and the view from the top of the Memorial. Easy 1/2 hour walk back into town.

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Long Beach, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Its a fun hike up to this small botanical garden consisting mostly of cactus and plants endemic to Catalina Island. The memorial is an amazing stone and marble structure, worth the hike with great views and an amazing piece of history.

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Brawley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We went to Catalina Island on a Saturday. We only went for the day. Took the Catalina flyer in Newport Beach. There is all day parking at Balboa Pier for $15.00 (credit card or exact cash). Once we arrived at Avalon Harbor we walked to town. Not a far walk. Nice stroll. There are plenty of restaurants, shops, and a... More 

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