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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 16 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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California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

Granted you have to have some interest in cactus, succulents, and/or native plants to fully enjoy the botanical garden, but it has some good specimens. It is a good mile + walk from town, with a slight uphill slog. In the summer there is a shuttle that travels all around town for $2. The monument is worthy of seeing and... More

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Los Gatos, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

You can either walk up, or take a trolley up. The gardens have all sorts of exotic plants, some of which are Catalina exclusive plants, and the memorial building is beautiful, and worth the walk. Gorgeous catalina tile used throughout.

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Oak Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Self guided botanical garden was OK. For the price, they should give you a brochure with history and more info about Wrigley. Great view from Memorial. A nice walk from downtown Avalon.

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Dana Point, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The gardens is a snor, but the memorial is pretty cool. You can drive a gold cart up and spend 30 min here to break up the day a little

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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

UGH, it was so hot up there, there is no water in the stream as we are in a drought. It was a bit boring for me.

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San Jose, CA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There's not all that much to see for the price unless you are from outside California. Just a memorial and lots of indigenous plants.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We walked to the Memorial and Garden from downtown, which provided our daily exercise and was itself interesting, passing by the golf course and the place where the Cubs used to train. The garden itself is fascinating, mixing indigenous plants and tress with others from around the Southwest. Frankly, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The Memorial... More

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American Canyon, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We rented a golf cart to explore and ended up here at the botanical gardens. We enjoyed it more than I would have expected. Lots of different types of desert plants, Many had a very Dr, Seuss look to them. The drought had taken its toll on many of the plants but they were surviving! My only quibble was the... More

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California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It was a long walk through a very hot and dry desert garden. I've seen better in my travels, but a good example of the natural topography.

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Escondido, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Beautiful blue flagstone, tile, carvings of the monument and variety of succulents, cactus and plants native to Catalina Island.

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