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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3050
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Ranked #5 of 24 attractions in Laguna Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Visitors are welcome to view rescued seals and sea lions.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This is a center where marine mammals are cared for and then later released back into the ocean, so there are no shows. But if you appreciate the work the center does, then it is worth a stop. No admission, but donations always help the good work done.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you are looking for a place to visit in laguna beach with a good cause, staff, and location I recommend the Pacific marine mammal center. There is plenty of free parking. Free admission although donations are accepted, one dollar pays for one pound of fish to feed the seals and sea lions. I will definitely come back to visit.

Laguna Beach, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Who do you know that medically takes care of sick seals? These guys! They are awesome. Very dedicated at their work. Fantastic people. Seals are great to watch. Visit every time you visit laguna

Newport Coast, Ca
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The volunteers and staff here do an amazing job - that is not glamorous, but essential and I'm sure, rewarding.

Newport Beach, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

This place is a heart warming place. It makes me so happy to see these mammals serene and happy while they are trying to get healthy. It is a great facility to go to, the people there are friendly and very kind. It is really a Jewel or treasure to Laguna Beach. It is Heart-warming to see normal people taking... More

La Verne, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I had past the Pacific Marine Mammal Center many times without realizing it was there or what it did. A co-worker told me about it when I was planning outings with out of state relatives who had never visited the LA/OC area before. It was a great stop and the volunteer provided a wealth of information. I would highly recommend... More

Mission Viejo, California, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Been going here for years..used to be called Friends of the Sea Lion. Great place to stop and see which seals and sea lions have been rescued and their rehabilitation or just spend some time seeing them goofing off in the pools as they always do.

Broken Bow, Oklahoma
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This review in no way knocks what goes on at the Center nor the good that it does!!! I'm a wildlife biologist and understand the importance of Centers like this. Kudos to them for all the hard work they do with most likely limited funding. But I am basing my review on what there is to actually see there, which... More

Wisconsin
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We found this place a very short drive out of town...drive slow or you will miss the place! The lady's who talked to us were so informative and knowledgeable about the sea lions and you could tell how passionate they are!

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

we have been to some of the best Aquariums in the country. This is a great place to visit and revisit.

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