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Address: #1 Casino Way, Casino Building, PO Box 366, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-2414
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Located in Avalon's historic Casino building, the museum has updated its...
Located in Avalon's historic Casino building, the museum has updated its entire facility to include an expanded museum store, a digital theater, a number of galleries dedicated to the history of Catalina Island and a special exhibitions gallery which changes 3-4 times each year.
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Nice walk out to the casino. The museum is not really big but you get a good feel about the history of Avalon. Lotsa of pictures and it changes quite often so you will get a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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El Monte, California

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Fresno, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

The museum was part of the casino tour and included in the price. It was very small but interesting. They are building a large new museum and I'm looking forward to seeing much more.

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Clarkston, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a nice place to visit and spend an hour or so. It has a lot of history shown. You can read about the history of the Casino which is the building the museum is in.

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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

Nice walk out to the casino. The museum is not really big but you get a good feel about the history of Avalon. Lotsa of pictures and it changes quite often so you will get a different view from time to time. One time they had Beatles stuff and another was on Marilyn. Monroe...along with all the regular Avalon History.

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Diamond Bar, California, United States
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The small museum boasts many old pictures and artifact dating back to the beginning of Avalon. The island dates back to the late 1800's and the beginning of the building of Wrigley Mansion. Along with the building of the Wrigley home, what is known as the "Casino" was also starting construction. Many of the homes still standing today on Avalon... More 

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Colorado USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I'm a history buff so walking through the small museum was an enjoyable and eye-opening experience. To see the photos of Marilyn Monroe, John Wayne and many other stars who often visited the island, as well as learn of the general history of the city of Avalon and how William Wrigley, Jr. planned and shaped the island into what it... More 

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tucson az
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

nice, small museum. lots of info on marilyn monroe and natalie woods. cost $5 per person- kids 15 and younger are free.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Enjoyable, and worth the price of admission, this small museum does its best to enthrall its guests with tales of scandal and celebrity. It's a fun diversion.

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Manhattan Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I'm so not into museums but this one was cool because you learned the history of the island. It will only take you about 30 mins total.

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

this museum is wonderful and full of great history of this charming island. Don't miss it! Can't wait for the new building to open!

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San Pedro, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Exhibits change frequently around the core collection. It's well laid out and there's a great selection of unique to Catalina items in the gift shop

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Additional Information about Catalina Island Museum

Address: #1 Casino Way, Casino Building, PO Box 366, Avalon, Catalina Island, CA 90704
Phone Number: 310-510-2414
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Catalina Island  >  Avalon
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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