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Airport in the Sky

1 Airport Rod., Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
310.510.0143
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Ranked #7 of 16 attractions in Avalon
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great... more » Owner description: The Airport in the Sky occupies a 1,602-foot-tall mountaintop at the center of the Catalina Island, 10 miles from the city of Avalon. It's a great destination by tour or shuttle bus, bicycle, on foot whether hiking the Trans Catalina Trail or walking over from Black Jack, or of course, via private or chartered small plane. Its single 3,250-foot-long runway was constructed by blasting and leveling two adjacent peaks, then using the resulting debris to fill in the gaps.The image is of a T-34 Beechcraft that flew in to participate in one of the Airport in the Sky's monthly Aeroclub Fly-In Days. « less
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The Airport in the Sky was a fun stop during our tour of the island. We stopped for lunch, their amazing cookies, and a souvenir. They're planning to build a museum, and have just acquired the plan that Mr. Wrigley used to fly to the island. Great views from the airport given it's location and elevation. GREAT STOP!

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Chico, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

We stopped here on our tour for lunch. Just another tourist trap, trying to get you to buy their stuff and their food.

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I had the pleasure of visiting the airport in the sky a number of times whilst I was volunteering on the island, and I'd love to get the opportunity to go again. The food is wonderful, being a vegetarian I was sad not to be able to try some of the incredible sounding burgers, but the veggie options are more... More

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were there as part of a tour so only had 20 minutes. I would have liked more time there. It is well worth the trip to the top of the island.

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Saw the airport on the Skyline bus tour, nice nature center, tile map of Catalina. Gift Shop very good. They make large moist cookies that are worth the stop! Bonus: A little Catalina Fox hangs out in the back of the building and you can see him- don't go close up (15 ft away) and DO NOT feed. Airport on... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

we took the Inland Island Adventure with Charles and had a great time. He was very informative filling us in on all the details of the island history, as well as the information about the wildlife. We saw a few bison and then stopped at the Airport in the Sky. Watched a few small planes take off and land...looked like... More

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Buena Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

You can feel the history as you're on top of the island and it's just a sense that's hard to describe. If you can, visit! Have a beer, do some shopping, take in the view, enjoy!

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Tucson
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Though very cliche in the pilot world..."you must try the buffalo burger there". Well, as a pilot and a cliche enthusiast I highly recommend this burger. I flew in here with another pilot, and I must say, the buffalo burger (though cliche) is awesome! Could be one of the best burgers I have ever had, (Red Mill Seattle currently holds... More

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Irvine, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our tour guide took us here and recommended the big cookes. of course we had to try them. Cookies were amazing and the airport is a cute area on Catalina.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
9 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Yes, take the bus up to the Airport in the Sky so that you can go hiking. The bus ride itself is well worth the trip. It really lets you see a lot of Catalina Island. Our original plan was to hike back to town, which turned into hiking halfway, which then turned into just hiking the trails that go... More

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