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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310 510 0954
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Ranked #12 of 16 attractions in Avalon
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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San Diego, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Its free & very informative. If you have some time to kill & on a budget I'd recommend checking this place out. Its a 20 minute or so minute walk from town. Saw a wild island fox & several wood peckers on the stroll back from the center, which was pretty neat.

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Claremont, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We found this place by accident on the way to the Wrigley gardens. It was small but well laid out and free. The best part was the live webcam of one of the island's bald eagles feeding a chick.

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

The Center was informative and interesting. We learned some new things about the island's flora and fauna. Our children, 6 and 9, enjoyed the exhibits.

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Burbank, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Quick stop and check out the animal history on the island life the 5 pairs of bald eagles that live on the island on how humans take care of there eggs.

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Forestville, California
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71 reviews 71 reviews
31 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

This little center has very nice, informative displays of all the unusual plants and animals endemic to Catalina, but found nowhere else. Very helpful staff, and free to visit. Walking distance from downtown, and just a quarter mile before the Wrigley Gardens and a great hike to the top of the ridge above Avalon

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Denver
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

It was very interesting. The lady even told us about the volunteer program you could do to help clean the island . A great little free exhibit

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San Diego, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

Take the trolley to the gardens and enjoy the variety of plants. Pleasant and well marked plantings. Makes a nice stop on sights of the island. Bike, golf cart parking.

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Dallas, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

We hiked up to the back of the nature center and found the garden to sky hike. It was well work the trek and beautiful at the top of the mountains. Only a little over a mile up! Would definitely recommend.

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Azle, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

What a great stop on our golf cart tour. Very nice lady who informed us, clean bathrooms and a cold soda machine! Was interesting to hear about the animals and plants & rocks of the island.

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Los Alamos, New Mexico
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2013

There's a beautifully tiled memorial at the end and seeing how huge the succulent island cacti grow is interesting.

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