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Pacific Marine Mammal Center

20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651
949-494-3050
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Ranked #6 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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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 NEW

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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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

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Mission Viejo, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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Broken Bow, Oklahoma
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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

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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!

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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I stopped at Pacific Marine Mammal Center on a Saturday morning and was surprised to see it empty. I had the good fortune of receiving a private tour from a lovely docent. She was so passionate about the work that the center does. It was wonderful to see the self-less work that these volunteers do for sea lions and other... More

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Irvine, Ca.
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This is a nice little place to stop by for 15-30 minutes. It's small and cute. My baby liked seeing the animals, blossoming flowers, and pushing the buttons on the sounds display. Check their website before you plan a visit because they tell you how many animals they currently have on site. We saw over 20 animals which I imagine... More

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New York City, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

These volunteers do excellent work with these marine animals. My kids loved it - very informative. I wish them continued success!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What a treasure. These animals are so lucky to have a dedicated staff to help them back to help. We loved talking the volunteers and learning all that they do to get these animals back to health and into their natural habitat

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