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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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Not too overwhelming a place, so even the kids saw it all without whining. They had some wonderful paintings on display that I think I heard went up for auction on their website... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
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Orange County, CA
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Orange County, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not too overwhelming a place, so even the kids saw it all without whining. They had some wonderful paintings on display that I think I heard went up for auction on their website, because they feature a new artist every year.

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El Monte, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We went to the Botanical Gardens and decided to stop at Nature center. A lot of interesting stuff about the Catalina Island. they also have quite a few films about Catalina. Nice stop

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San Clemente, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I loved the paintings they had on display of the Catalina Coast line. It was a small place, but very informative and lovely staff willingly answers any of your questions.

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Huntington Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

nice rest stop to enjoy - older exhibits, and nice reviews/ history of the island - yet well maintain ... and if you don't want to pay the fee for the botanical gardens - nearby - at least you have something to ' see ' after your hike to this remote area outside of Avalon .

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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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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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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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Address: Avalon Canyon, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310 510 0954
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon

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