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Nature Center at Avalon Canyon

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Address: Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 0954
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Description: Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a...
Exhibits and films about Catalina Island’s wildlife, visit with a Naturalist, and get a hiking permit.
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Nice place to drop in

A free nature center with interesting info about Catalina Island. They have a live feed observe the eagles in their nest.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Los Angeles, California
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Los Angeles, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

A free nature center with interesting info about Catalina Island. They have a live feed observe the eagles in their nest.

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santa monica, ca
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Really nice way to learn about the island and the flora and fauna. It is donation based and the staff was lovely.

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Pahrump, Nevada, United States
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212 reviews 212 reviews
121 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We stopped at the nature center on our way to the a Wrigley Memorial and botanical gardens. They had an interesting video about the island's history and interesting exhibits. We enjoyed stopping here.

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Rialto, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We stopped at the Nature Center on our walk down from the Wrigley Memorial. The video explained much of the island's history. Our grandchildren enjoyed the hands-on exhibits. Everything was very well labeled. We enjoyed our visit.

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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This park was established by Ada Wrigley after her husband died. There is a huge memorial at the top of the hill to him. It's impressive, with great views of the valley and ocean beyond. The park features desert type plants gathered from around the world, with 5 plant species endemic to Santa Catalina only. It is located in the... More 

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Grass Valley, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

On the way up to hill to the Museum be sure and stop here. The attendant at the Conservancy was very well informed about the exhibits and general information about the display and general Catalina conservation.

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Malibu, California, United States
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375 reviews 375 reviews
159 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

If you are tired of the Beach, head for this spot and get the Kids involved. Nice, relaxing place for an hour or two.

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San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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