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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3050
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Ranked #7 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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Columbus, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

I wouldn't plan a day around it, but would recommend stopping in and checking it out. It is a great thing what the people there are doing. They were all very friendly and answered all of our random questions we had with a smile on their face!

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I often will stop by the center just to see what is going on. The work that these people do to rescue marine wildlife is truly amazing. Everyone while in Laguna should just stop by - check in - and maybe even donate or buy something in the gift store. This amazing work is funded by donations. Wow they have... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This place is amazing and inspirational! They rescue, care and rehabilitate injured seals and sea lions and release them back into the ocean to lead full lives. It may be small but they are full of stories of rescued animals that they have helped and you can even see some seals and sea lions being cared for, fed and playing.... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

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 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.

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Laguna Beach, California
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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

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Newport Coast, Ca
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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.

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Newport Beach, California
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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

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La Verne, California
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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

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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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.

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